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1914 Tour de France

June 28 - July 26

Results, stages with running GC, photos and history

1913 Tour | 1919 Tour | Tour de France Database | 1914 Tour Quick Facts | 1914 Tour de France Final GC | Stage results with running GC | Photos from the 1914 Tour de France |


1914 Tour Quick Facts:

5,405 km ridden at an average speed of 27.03 km/hr.

145 starters divided in "groupes", that is, riders on sponsored teams and "isoles" or independent racers. 54 classified finishers.

Philippe Thys took the lead in the first stage and held it to the end. His only real threat came in the penultimate stage when he was penalized 30 minutes for an unauthorized wheel change, putting Henri Pélissier within 2 minutes of him.

Even though Pélissier won the final stage, he couldn't close the gap to Thys, who had won the second of his 3 Tours de France.


1914 Tour de France Complete Final General Classification:

  1. Philippe Thys (Peugeot-Wolber) 200hr 28min 48sec
  2. Henri Pélissier (Peugeot-Wolber) @ 1min 50sec
  3. Jean Alavoine (PeugeotWolber) @ 36min 53sec
  4. Jean Rossius (Alcyon-Soly) @ 1hr 57min 5sec
  5. Gustave Garrigou (Peugeot-Wolber) @ 3hr 0min 21sec
  6. Émile Georget (Peugeot-Wolber) @ 3hr 20min 59sec
  7. Alfons Spiessens (JB Louvet-Continental) @ 3hr 53min 55sec
  8. Firmin Lambot (Peugeot-Wolber) @ 5hr 8min 54sec
  9. François Faber (Peugeot-Wolber) @ 6hr 15min 53sec
  10. Louis Heusghem (Peugeot-Wolber) @ 7hr 49min 2sec
  11. Eugène Christophe (Peugeot-Wolber) @ 8hr 31min 58sec
  12. Ernest Paul (Delage-Continental) @ 9hr 52min 51sec
  13. Oscar Egg (Peugeot-Wolber) @ 10hr 0min 40sec
  14. Léon Scieur (Thomann-Joly) @ 10hr 2min 30sec
  15. Camille Botte (isole or independent) @ 10hr 14min 33sec
  16. Angelo Erba (Alleluia-Continental) @ 11hr 21min 22sec
  17. Donald Kirkham (Phebus-Dunlop) @ 11hr 55min 39sec
  18. Hector Tiberghien (Delage-Continental) @ 12hr 23min 21sec
  19. Jacques Coomans (Thomann-Joly) @ 12hr 24min 15sec
  20. Ivor "Snowy" Munro (Phebus-Dunlop) @ 12hr 34min 57sec
  21. Charles Charron (Delage-Continental) @ 12hr 59min 23sec
  22. Henri Devroye (Armor-Soly) @ 13hr 22min 14sec
  23. Maurice Brocco (Gladiator-Dunlop) @ 14hr 32min 36sec
  24. Julien Tuytten (isole or independent) @ 14hr 36min 14sec
  25. Vincenzo Borgarello (Clement-Dunlop) @ 15hr 18min 21sec
  26. Louis Petitjean (Delage-Continental) @ 15hr 38min 44sec
  27. Jules Nempon (JB Louvet-Continental) @ 16hr 32min 55sec
  28. René Vendenberghe (JB Louvet-Continental) @ 17hr 5min 7sec
  29. Marcel Baumler (Peugeot-Wolber) @ 17hr 7min 55sec
  30. Marcel Godivier (Gladiator-Dunlop) @ 18hr 18min 57sec
  31. Paul Duboc (Automoto) @ 18hr 35min 32sec
  32. Pierre Everaerts (isole or independent) @ 19hr 21min 4sec
  33. Ottavio Pratesi (isole or independent) @ 20hr 31min 40sec
  34. Constant Ménager (Gladiator-Dunlop) @ 20hr 58min 45sec
  35. Charles Cruchon (Gladiator-Dunlop) @ 21hr 4min 56sec
  36. Jules Deloffre (isole or independent) @ 22hr 3min 15sec
  37. Camillo Bertarelli (Alleluia-Continental) @ 23hr 8min 26sec
  38. Louis Trousselier (Automoto) @ 23hr 44min 30sec
  39. Adrien Alpini (isole or independent) @ 26hr 11min 22sec
  40. Gaston Degy (Automoto) @ 29hr 5min 54sec
  41. Raymond Harquet (Alleluia-Continental) @ 30hr 4min 5sec
  42. Louis Engel (Delage-Continental) @ 30hr 54min 28sec
  43. Emile Guyon (isole or independent) @ 30hr 55min 10sec
  44. Mario Spinelli (isole or independent) @ 35hr 13min 35sec
  45. Charles Kippert (Gladiator-Dunlop) @ 35hr 56min 3sec
  46. Charles Dumont (isole or independent) @ 37hr 42min 31sec
  47. René Cottrel (isole or independent) @ 37hr 42min 31sec
  48. Sante Goi (isole or independent) @ 52hr 15min 32sec
  49. Emilio Cuchetti (isole or independent) @ 59hr 20min 16sec
  50. Gaston Neboux (isole or independent) @ 59hr 59min 1sec
  51. Henri Allard (isole or independent) @ 67hr 46min 24sec
  52. Henri Alavoine (isole or independent) @ 72hr 55min 21sec
  53. Marcel Rottie (isole or independent) @ 84hr 3min 10sec
  54. Henri Leclerc (isole or independent) @ 94hr 4min 45sec

1914 Tour stage results with running GC:

Stage 1: Sunday, June 28, Paris - Le Havre, 388 km

  1. Philippe Thys: 13hr 18min 28sec
  2. Jean Rossius s.t.
  3. Gustave Garrigou s.t.
  4. Costante Girardengo s.t.
  5. Louis Mottiat s.t.
  6. Paul Deman s.t.
  7. Henri Pélissier s.t.
  8. Emile Georget s.t.
  9. Octave Lapize s.t.
  10. Dieudonné Gauthy s.t.

Stage 2: Tuesday, June 30, Le Havre - Cherbourg, 364 km

  1. Jean Rossius: 12hr 15min 26sec
  2. Philippe Thys s.t.
  3. Emile Engel @ 1min 38sec
  4. Odile Defraye @ 5min 45sec
  5. Henri Pélissier @ 7min 16sec
  6. Emile Georget s.t.
  7. Oscar Egg s.t.
  8. Jean Alavoine @ 9min 13sec
  9. Gustave Garrigou s.t.
  10. Vincenzo Borgarello @ 10min 37sec

GC after Stage 2:

  1. Jean Rossius: 25hr 33min 54sec
  2. Philippe Thys: tied for first at same time
  3. Henri Pélissier @ 7min 16sec

Stage 3: Thursday, July 2, Cherbourg - Brest, 405 km

Places 5 - 13 given same time and place

  1. Emile Engel: 14hr 58min 6sec
  2. Louis Mottiat s.t.
  3. Marcel Buysse s.t.
  4. Odile Defraye s.t.
  5. Lucien Petit-Breton, Henri Pélissier, Maurice Brocco, Octave Lapize, Philippe Thys, Julien Tuytten, etc, s.t.

GC after Stage 3:

  1. Jean Rossius: 40hr 32min 0sec
  2. Philippe Thys: tied for first at same time
  3. Henri Pélissier @ 7min 16sec

Stage 4: Saturday, July 4, Brest - La Rochelle, 470 km

Places 4 - 13 given same time and place

  1. Oscar Egg: 16hr 13min 45sec
  2. Henri Pélissier s.t.
  3. Emile Engel @ 1min 46sec
  4. Jean Alavoine @ 1min 49sec, plus Emile Georget, François Faber, Jean Rossius, Alfons Spiessens, Gustave Garrigou, Charles Charron, etc, s.t.

GC after Stage 4:

  1. Jean Rossius: 56hr 47min 31sec
  2. Philippe Thys: tied for first place @ same time
  3. Henri Pélissier @ 5min 27sec

Stage 5: Monday, July 6, La Rochelle - Bayonne, 379 km

  1. Oscar Egg: 13hr 25min 29sec
  2. Odile Defraye s.t.
  3. Philippe Thys s.t.
  4. Louis Mottiat s.t.
  5. Henri Pélissier s.t.
  6. Jean Rossius s.t.
  7. Octave Lapize s.t.
  8. Pietro Fasoli s.t.
  9. Jean Alavoine s.t.
  10. Lucien Petit-Breton s.t.

GC after Stage 5:

  1. Jean Rossius: 70hr 13min 0sec
  2. Philippe Thys, tied for first place @ same time
  3. Henri Pélissier @ 5min 27sec

Stage 6: Wednesday, July 8, Bayonne - Luchon, 326 km

Major ascents: Aubisque, Tourmalet, Aspin, Peyresourde

  1. Firmin Lambot: 14hr 39min 4sec
  2. Philippe Thys @ 7min 40sec
  3. Jean Alavoine @ 26min 7sec
  4. Henri Pélissier @ 38min 39sec
  5. Angelo Erba @ 42min 13sec
  6. Emile Georget @ 43min 58sec
  7. Marcel Buysse @ 47min 22sec
  8. Odile Defraye @ 54min 13sec
  9. Louis Heusghem @ 57min 11sec
  10. Ottavio Pratesi @ 58min 34sec

GC after Stage 6:

  1. Philippe Thys: 84hr 59min 44sec
  2. Henri Pélissier @ 34min 27sec
  3. Jean Alavoine @ 46min 23sec

Stage 7: Friday, July 10, Luchon - Perpignan, 323 km

Major ascents: Portet d'Aspet, Puymorens

  1. Jean Alavoine: 11hr 47min 5sec
  2. Marcel Buysse s.t.
  3. Philippe Thys s.t.
  4. Henri Pélissier s.t.
  5. Jean Rossius s.t.
  6. Odile Degraye @ 5min 5sec
  7. Alfons Spiessens s.t.
  8. Oscar Egg @ 15min 17sec
  9. Gustave Garrigou s.t.
  10. Henri Devroye @ 24min 53sec

GC after Stage 7:

  1. Philippe Thys: 96hr 46min 49sec
  2. Henri Pélissier @ 34min 27sec
  3. Jean Alavoine @ 46min 23sec

Stage 8: Sunday, July 12, Perpignan - Marseille, 370 km

Emile Engel was disqualified and ejected from the race after threatening a judge.

  1. Octave Lapize: 13hr 0min 0sec
  2. Maurice Brocco s.t.
  3. Oscar Egg s.t.
  4. Emile Engel
  5. Louis Trousselier s.t.
  6. Marcel Buysse s.t.
  7. Emile Georget s.t.
  8. Jean Rossius s.t.
  9. Jules Nempon s.t.
  10. Pietro Fasoli s.t.

GC after Stage 8:

  1. Philippe Thys: 109hr 46min 49sec
  2. Henri Pélissier @ 34min 27sec
  3. Jean Alavoine @ 46min 23sec

Stage 9: Tuesday, July 14, Marseille - Nice, 338 km

Major ascents: Braus, Castillon

  1. Jean Rossius: 12hr 35min 38sec
  2. Henri Pélissier @ 7min 4sec
  3. Philippe Thys s.t.
  4. Jean Alavoine @ 8min 12sec
  5. Marcel Godiver @ 13min 30sec
  6. Emile Georget @ 20min 13sec
  7. Jules Nempon @ 22min 10sec
  8. Camille Botte @ 30min 1sec
  9. Jacques Coomans @ 31min 7sec
  10. Angelo Erba @ 34min 27sec

GC after Stage 9:

  1. Philippe Thys: 122hr 27min 21sec
  2. Henri Pélissier @ 44min 50sec
  3. Jean Rossius @ 55min 38sec

Stage 10: Thursday, July 16, Nice - Grenoble, 323 km

Major ascents: Allos, Bayard

  1. Henri Pélissier: 13hr 22min 3sec
  2. Jean Alavoine s.t.
  3. Firmin Lambot s.t.
  4. Philippe Thys s.t.
  5. Gustave Garrigou @ 11min 18sec
  6. Hector Tiberghien s.t.
  7. Emile Georget @ 13min 53sec
  8. Jean Rossius @ 17min 58sec
  9. Alfons Spiessens @ 35min 7sec
  10. Ernest Paul s.t.

GC after Stage 10:

  1. Philippe Thys: 135gr 49min 24sec
  2. Henri Pélissier @ 34min 27sec
  3. Jean Alavoine @ 47min 50sec

Stage 11: Saturday, July 18, Grenoble - Geneva, 325 km

Major ascents: Lautaret, Galibier, Aravis

  1. Gustave Garrigou: 12hr 29min 6sec
  2. Henri Pélissier s.t.
  3. Philippe Thys s.t.
  4. Paul Duboc @ 11min 36sec
  5. Jean Alavoine @ 16min 38sec
  6. Jean Rossius s.t.
  7. Hector Tiberghien s.t.
  8. Henri Devroye s.t.
  9. François Faber @ 31min 27sec
  10. Firmin Lambot @ 32min 30sec

GC after Stage 11:

  1. Philippe Thys: 148hr 18min 30sec
  2. Henri Pélissier @ 34min 27sec
  3. Jean Alavoine @ 1hr 4min 28sec

Stage 12: Monday, July 20, Geneva - Belfort, 325 km

Major ascents: Faucille, Ballon d'Alsace

  1. Henri Pélissier: 12hr 32min 5sec
  2. Jean Alavoine @ 1min 15sec
  3. Paul Duboc @ 2min 20sec
  4. Jean Rossius @ 2min 37sec
  5. Maurice Brocco s.t.
  6. Philippe Thys s.t.
  7. Firmin Lambot @ 3min 54sec
  8. Jacques Coomans @ 7min 4sec
  9. Emile Georget s.t.
  10. Hector Tiberghien s.t.

GC after stage 12:

  1. Philippe Thys: 160hr 50min 35sec
  2. Henri Pélissier @ 31min 50sec
  3. Jean Alavoine @ 1hr 13min 6sec

Stage 13: Wednesday, July 22, Belfort - Longwy, 325 km

Major ascents: Ballon d'Alsace, Grosse-Pierre

  1. François Faber: 10hr 30min 44sec
  2. Henri Pélissier @ 6min 18sec
  3. Jean Alavoine s.t.
  4. Philippe Thys s.t.
  5. Jean Rossius s.t.
  6. Hector Tiberghien s.t.
  7. Charles Charron s.t.
  8. Paul Duboc s.t.
  9. Don Kirkham s.t.
  10. Emile Georget s.t.

GC after Stage 13:

  1. Philippe Thys: 171hr 27min 37sec
  2. Henri Pélissier @ 31min 50sec
  3. Jean Alavoine @ 1hr 13min 6sec

Stage 14: Friday, July 24, Longwy - Dunkerque, 390 km

  1. François Faber: 15hr 3min 16sec
  2. Henri Pélissier s.t.
  3. Philippe Thys s.t.
  4. Jean Alavoine @ 1min 21sec
  5. Emile Georget @ 5min 17sec
  6. Louis Trousselier s.t.
  7. Hector Tiberghien s.t.
  8. Alfons Spiessens s.t.
  9. Julien Tuytten s.t.
  10. Jean Rossius @ 6min 47sec

GC after Stage 14:

  1. Philippe Thys: 186hr 30min 53sec
  2. Henri Pélissier @ 1min 50sec
  3. Jean Alavoine @ 34min 27sec

Stage 15 (final stage): Sunday, July 26, Dunkerque - Paris, 340 km

  1. Henri Pélissier s.t.
  2. Jean Rossius s.t.
  3. Emile Wirtz s.t.
  4. Philippe Thys s.t.
  5. Louis Trousselier @ 1min 11sec
  6. François Faber @ 2min 1sec
  7. Oscar Egg s.t.
  8. Marcel Godiver s.t.
  9. Paul Duboc s.t.
  10. Ivor Munro s.t.

1914 Tour de France Complete Final General Classification


Pictures from the 1914 Tour de France

The 1914 Tour route. Being an Italian postcard, the cities have their Italian names. Parigi is Paris. Thie rider with the flowers is Philippe Thys.

Early in the 2nd stage from Le Havre to Cherbourg the pack goes through the Norman town of Pont-Audemer

Crashes at the finish are nothng new.

Ihe finish of stage 8 in the velodrome in Marseille. Because the lead group of 24 was deemed too large for the small track, elimination heats were run to determine the stage winner. Here is the final sprint with Maurice Brocco in the lead, ahead of Octave Lapize, Oscar Egg and Emil Engel. Lapize made a dangerous move causing Engel to fall. Lapize caught and passed Brocco to win the stage. Engel protested and after threatening a judge, was tossed from the Tour. Engel died a few months later (Sept 14, 1914) on a battlefield in the First World War. Thank you Ron Couwenhoven for this info!

Philippe Thys

Thys crests the Galibier. Henri Pélissier went over first.

Scenes from the mountains. Top: Francois Faber alone on the Valgelaye. Middle: Jean Alavoine climbs the Buret. Bottom: Pelissier and Oscar Egg together on the Tortes.