1903 Tour de France
The 1903 event was the first Tour de France event ever conducted, held over 2,428 kilometers, and split into six stages.
- The average speed of the riders was 25.29 kilometers per hour.
- Out of the 60 starters, only 21 finished and the race.
- The race was led from start to finish by 32 year old Frenchman Maurice Garin, riding for the team La Française.