Tour de France 1907
|5th Tour de France 1907 - final result|
|Route length||14 stages, 4488 km|
|Tour winner||Lucien Petit-Breton||47 P.
158: 45: 05 h
(28.271 km / h)
|Second||Gustave Garrigou||66 P.|
|Third||Émile Georget||74 P.|
|Fourth||Georges Passerieu||85 p.|
|fifth||François Beaugendre||123 P.|
|Sixth||Eberardo Pavesi||150 p.|
|seventh||François Faber||156 P.|
|Eighth||Augustin Ringeval||184 P.|
|Ninth||Aloïs Catteau||196 p.|
|Tenth||Ferdinand Payan||227 P.|
The 1907 Tour de France took place between July 8th and August 4th 1907. The number of stages was increased by one to 14, the winner was determined by a points system, as in previous years. It was the first tour whose route led to other countries.
The second and third stages - Roubaix - Metz and Metz - Belfort - led through the then German city of Metz . The fourth stage from Belfort to Lyon led through Switzerland for the first time . Also for the first time, a car loaded with spare parts accompanied the driver; they still had to repair their bikes themselves. Of the 93 riders who started, 33 finished the tour.
The race was initially shaped by the French Émile Georget, who won five of the first eight stages. On the ninth stage between Toulouse and Bayonne , Georget borrowed a bike from a spectator because he didn't want to repair his own. Since the regulations expressly forbade this, he was penalized and downgraded by the race management. This cleared the way for Lucien Petit-Breton's first tour victory . Georget was able to win one more stage and finish the race in third place overall.
|Stages||Day||Start finish||km||Stage winner||Overall first|
|1st stage||8th of July||Paris - Roubaix||272||Louis Trousselier||Louis Trousselier|
|2nd stage||10th of July||Roubaix - Metz (DR)||398||Émile Georget||Louis Trousselier|
|3rd stage||July 12||Metz (DR) - Belfort||259||Émile Georget||Émile Georget|
|4th stage||July 14th||Belfort - Lyon||309||Marcel Cadolle||Émile Georget|
|5th stage||16th of July||Lyon - Grenoble||311||Émile Georget||Émile Georget|
|6th stage||July 18th||Grenoble - Nice||345||Georges Passerieu||Émile Georget|
|7th stage||20th of July||Nice - Nîmes||345||Émile Georget||Émile Georget|
|8th stage||22nd of July||Nîmes - Toulouse||303||Émile Georget||Émile Georget|
|9th stage||24th July||Toulouse - Bayonne||299||Lucien Petit-Breton||Émile Georget|
|10th stage||July 26th||Bayonne - Bordeaux||269||Gustave Garrigou||Lucien Petit-Breton|
|11th stage||July 28th||Bordeaux - Nantes||391||Lucien Petit-Breton||Lucien Petit-Breton|
|12th stage||30th July||Nantes - Brest||321||Gustave Garrigou||Lucien Petit-Breton|
|13th stage||August 1st||Brest - Caen||415||Émile Georget||Lucien Petit-Breton|
|14th stage||4th of August||Caen - Paris||251||Georges Passerieu||Lucien Petit-Breton|