Tour De France History: Charly Gaul Tames The Galibier

Giles Belbin 27 Apr 2021 A brutal mountain stage at the 1955 Tour is where a young Charly Gaul announces his arrival to the world A brutal mountain stage at the 1955 Tour is where a young Charly Gaul announces his arrival to the world Words : Giles Belbin Photo : Presse Sports The 1955 Tour de France is one week old and the race convoy is in Thonon-les-Bains, on the southern shore of Lac Léman, readying itself for a stage billed as the ‘first battle of the climbers’. Stage 8 will take the race over the Aravis, Télégraphe and Galibier passes, before a long descent via the Lauteret into Briançon. All eyes are on the strong France team, in particular Louison Bobet, as the 108 riders remaining in the race roll out of town for the 253km stage. Bobet is the two-time defending champion and has won in Briançon ...

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