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The 1899 (Automobile) Tour de France

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Mar 4, 2016 1899, History, Long(er) Form , , , , , , , , , , , 0 Comments

The Tour de France was conceived by the French publication, Le Matin.  The race took place between July 16 and July 24, in 1899.  The race was to be approximately 1,350 [...]

1898 Paris to Amsterdam to Paris

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Feb 27, 2016 1898, Long(er) Form , , , , , , , , 0 Comments

There was tomfoolery.  There were shenanigans.  But, most importantly, there was an epic race between forgotten heroes of motorsport.  It was a grueling multiple day race totaling 889.25 miles (the [...]