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1906 Tour de France

July 4 to July 29

Results, stages with running GC, photos and history

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1906 Tour Quick Facts:

4,637 km raced at an average speed of 24.46 km/hr

This was a substantial increase from 1905's 3,021 km and resulted in a much slower average speed.

76 starters and only 14 classified finishers.

Protesters continued to harass the Tour, spreading nails on the road. René Pottier proved his climbing superiority with wins in several mountain stages. His stage three ride entailed an epic 220 km solo breakaway


1906 Tour de France Complete Final General Classification:

  1. René Pottier (Peugeot): 31 points
  2. Georges Passerieu (Peugeot): 39
  3. Louis Trousselier (Peugeot): 59
  4. Lucien Petit-Breton (Peugeot): 65
  5. Émile Georget (Alcyon-Dunlop): 80
  6. Aloïs Catteau (Alcyon-Dunlop): 129
  7. Édouard Wattelier (Labor): 137
  8. Léon Georget (Alcyon-Dunlop): 152
  9. Eugène Christophe (Labor): 156
  10. Antony Wattelier (Alcyon-Dunlop): 168
  11. Georges Fleury (Rochet): 201
  12. Ferdinand Payan: 222
  13. Léon Winant: 241
  14. Georges Bronchard (Biguet): 256

1906 Tour stage results with running GC:

Stage 1: Wednesday, July 4, Paris - Lille, 275 km

  1. Emile Georget: 10hr 9min 15sec
  2. Georges Passerieu s.t.
  3. Louis Trousselier s.t.
  4. René Pottier @ 10sec
  5. Lucien Petit-Breton @ 3min 45sec
  6. Marcelle Cadolle @ 10min 25sec
  7. Leon Georget @ 23min 10sec
  8. Aloïs Catteau @ 33min 5sec
  9. François Beaugendre @ 48min 45sec
  10. Pierre Privat @ 48min 57sec

GC placings after Stage 1, same as stage results

Stage 2: Friday, July 6, Douai - Nancy, 400 km

  1. René Pottier: 14hr 21min 30sec
  2. Lucien Petit-Breton @ 1min 30sec
  3. Maurice Decaup @ 9min 30sec
  4. Emile Georget @ 27min
  5. Georges Passerieu @ 45min 10sec
  6. Louis Trousselier @ 45min 11sec
  7. François Beaugendre @ 1hr 12min 45sec
  8. Marcel Cadolle @ 1hr 29min 45sec
  9. Edouard Wattelier s.t.
  10. Jean-Baptiste Dortignacq @ 1hr 34min 20sec

GC after Stage 2:

  1. René Pottier: 5 points
  2. Emile Georget: 5pt
  3. Lucien Petit-Breton 7pt

Stage 3: Sunday, July 8, Nancy - Dijon, 416 km

Major Ascent: Ballon d'Alsace

  1. René Pottier: 15hr 18min 41sec
  2. Georges Passerieu @ 47min 52sec
  3. Marcel Cadolle @ 47min 56sec
  4. Lucien Petit-Breton @ 48min 29sec
  5. Emile Georget @ 1hr 18min 29sec
  6. Alois Catteau @ 1hr 18mn 30sec
  7. Jean-Baptiste Dortignacq @ 1hr 18min 31sec
  8. Augustin Ringeval @ 1hr 18min 32sec
  9. Pierre Privat @ 1hr 23min 44sec
  10. Hippolyte Aucouturier @ 2hr 54min 19sec

GC after Stage 3:

  1. René Pottier: 6 points
  2. Georges Passerieu: 9pt
  3. Emile Georget: 10pt

Stage 4: Tuesday, July 10, Dijon - Grenoble, 311 km

  1. René Pottier: 10hr 32min 35sec
  2. Marcel Cadolle @ 14min 31sec
  3. Jean-Baptiste Dortignacq @ 25min 26sec
  4. Lucien Petit-Breton @ 25min 28sec
  5. Emile Georget @ 25min 29sec
  6. Georges Passerieu @ 40min 31sec
  7. Marcel Decaup @ 40min 32sec
  8. Georges Seres @ 48min 26sec
  9. Hippolyte Aucouturier @ 1hr 12min 37sec
  10. Augustin Ringeval @ 1hr 14min 39sec

GC after Stage 4:

  1. René Pottier: 7 points
  2. Georges Passerieu, Emile Georget, Lucien Petit-Breton: 15 pts each

Stage 5: Thursday, July 12, Grenoble - Nice, 345 km

Major Ascents: Laffrey, Bayard

  1. René Pottier: 12hr 27min
  2. Georges Passerieu @ 26min
  3. Eugene Christophe @ 26min 1sec
  4. Marcel Cadolle @ 41min 30sec
  5. Emile Georget @ 41min 31sec
  6. Lucien Petit-Breton @ 41min 32sec
  7. Pierre Privat @ 42min
  8. Jean-Baptiste Dortignacq @ 45min
  9. Louis Trousselier @ 49min
  10. Marcel Decaup @ 1hr 7min

GC after Stage 5:

  1. René Pottier: 8 points
  2. Georges Passerieu: 17pt
  3. Emile Georget: 20pt

Stage 6: Saturday, July 14, Nice - Marseille, 308 km

  1. Georges Passerieu: 11hr 21min 17sec
  2. René Pottier @ 1sec
  3. Marcel Cadolle @ 13min 7sec
  4. Louis Trousselier @ 30min 41sec
  5. Edouard Wattelier @ 30min 4sec
  6. Emile Georget @ 38min 34sec
  7. Jean-Baptiste Dortignacq @ 44min 23sec
  8. Leon Georget @ 44min 24sec
  9. Augustin Ringeval @ 44min 25sec
  10. Hippolyte Aucouturier @ 49min 43sec

GC after Stage 6:

  1. René Pottier: 10 points
  2. Georges Passerieu: 18pt
  3. Emile Georget: 26pt

Stage 7: Monday, July 16, Marseille - Toulouse, 480 km

  1. Louis Trousselier: 17hr 24min
  2. Georges Passerieu s.t.
  3. Lucien Petit-Breton s.t.
  4. Marcel Cadolle @ 1hr 8min
  5. Rene Pottier @ 1hr 8min 2sec
  6. Jean-Baptiste Dortignacq @ 1hr 31min
  7. Ferdinand Payan @ 1hr 39min
  8. Emile Georget @ 2hr 11min
  9. Eugène Christophe @ 3hr 4min 9sec
  10. Georges Fleury @ 3hr 9min 10sec

GC after stage 7

  1. René Pottier: 15 points
  2. Georges Passerieu: 20pt
  3. Marcel Cadolle: 30pt

Stage 8: Wednesday, July 18, Toulouse - Bayonne: 300 km

  1. Jean-Baptiste Dortignacq: 10hr 46min 2sec
  2. Louis Trousselier s.t.
  3. René Pottier @ 27min 58sec
  4. Georges Passerieu @ 58min 58sec
  5. Lucien Petit-Breton s.t.
  6. Marcel Cadolle @ 1hr 58min 58sec
  7. Emile Georget @ 1hr 59min
  8. Edouard Wattelier @ 1hr 59min 1sec
  9. Aloïs Catteau @ 2hr 8min 58sec
  10. Eugène Christophe @ 2hr 26min 58sec

GC after Stage 8

  1. René Pottier: 18 points
  2. Georges Passerieu: 24pt
  3. Marcel Cadolle: 36pt

Stage 9: Friday, July 20, Bayonne - Bordeaux, 338 km

  1. Louis Trousselier: 13hr 3min
  2. Lucien Petit-Breton @ 2sec
  3. Jean-Baptiste Dortignacq @ 1hr 10min
  4. Rene Pottier @ 1hr 10min 2sec
  5. Marcel Cadolle @ 1hr 27min
  6. Georges Passerieu @ 1hr 27min 1sec
  7. Emile Georget @ 1hr 27min 2sec
  8. Edouard Wattelier @ 1hr 43min
  9. Aloïs Catteau @ 1hr 43min 1sec
  10. Antony Wattelier @ 1hr 43min 2sec

GC after Stage 9

  1. René Pottier: 22 points
  2. Georges Passerieu: 30pt
  3. Marcel Cadolle: 41pt

Stage 10: Sunday, July 22, Bordeux - Nantes, 391 km

  1. Louis Trousselier: 15hr 21min
  2. Lucien Petit-Breton s.t.
  3. Georges Passerieu @ 55min 30sec
  4. René Pottier @ 55min 31sec
  5. Marcel Cadolle @ 59min
  6. Antony Wattelier @ 1hr 52min
  7. Emile Georget @ 2hr 34min 35sec
  8. Eugène Christophe @ 2hr 34min 36sec
  9. Ferdinand Payan @ 3hr 8min 10sec
  10. Georges Fleury @ 4hr 22min

GC after Stage 10

  1. René Pottier: 26 points
  2. Georges Passerieu: 33pt
  3. Marcel Cadolle: 46pt

Stage 11: Tuesday, July 24, Nantes - Brest, 321 km

  1. Louis Trousselier: 12hr 54min
  2. René Pottier s.t.
  3. Georges Passerieu s.t.
  4. Lucien Petit-Breton @ 30sec
  5. Aloïs Catteau @ 44min
  6. Emile Georget @ 1hr 7min
  7. Edouard Wattelier s.t.
  8. Antony Wattelier s.t.
  9. Leon Georget @ 1hr 22min
  10. Eugène Christophe @ 3hr 26min

GC after Stage 11:

  1. René Pottier: 28 points
  2. Georges Passerieu: 36pt
  3. Lucien Petit-Breton 52pt (Marcel Cadolle abandoned)

Stage 12: Thursday, July 26, Brest - Caen, 415 km

  1. Georges Passerieu: 18hr 25min
  2. René Pottier s.t
  3. Louis Trousselier s.t.
  4. Georges Fleury @ 1hr 10min
  5. Aloïs Catteau @ 1hr 40min
  6. Leon Georget s.t.
  7. Emile Georget s.t.
  8. Edouard Wattelier @ 2hr 23min
  9. Lucien Petit-Breton @ 3hr 55min
  10. Eugène Christophe @ 6hr 6min

GC after Stage 12

  1. René Pottier: 30 points
  2. Georges Passerieu: 37pt
  3. Louis Troussellier: 56pt

13th and Final Stage: Sunday, July 29, Caen - Paris, 246 km

  1. René Pottier: 8hr 4min 52sec
  2. Georges Passerieu s.t.
  3. Louis Trousselier @ 3min 3sec
  4. Lucien Petit-Breton @ 48min 19sec
  5. Edouard Wattelier s.t.
  6. Antony Wattelier @ 1hr 1min 56sec
  7. Eugène Christophe @ 1hr 6min 18sec
  8. Aloïs Catteau @ 1hr 10min 7sec
  9. Léon Winant @ 1hr 23min 1sec
  10. Léon Georget @ 1hr 42min 58sec

Final 1906 Tour de France Complete General Classification


Photos from the 1906 Tour de France

The riders begin the 1906 Tour de France

Louis Trousselier wins the 10th stage in Nantes. Trousselier eventually finished 3rd in the 1906 Tour.

1906 Tour winner René Pottier in an undated photo.

A rare picture of Henri Desgrange watching eventual second place Georges Passerieu and stage 8 winner Jean-Baptiste Dortignacq on the Ballon d'Alsace.

Hippolyte Aucouturier changes a front wheel on the Ballon d'Alsace in the 1906 Tour. Note the tubular tire tied under his seat and the single front brake.