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1950s Tours

Tdf1951-1sThanks to cycle jumbles, attic clearances and online auctions plenty of published reports and results have turned up for the decade that had so many European stage races - both pro and amateur.

Links below and left for races and riders discovered so far -

  • 1950s Biographies - a few notes about the named riders...more
  • 1950 Britain’s Brighton-Glasgow - snippets about the precursor to the Tour of Britain... more
  • 1950 37th Tour de France - Ferdi Kubler victorious ... more
  • 1951 1st Tour of Britain - Ian Steel wins first Daily Express Tour ....more
  • 1951 38th Tour de France - Hugo Koblet victorious ... more
  • 1952 2nd Tour of Britain- main results plus start sheet - work in progress .... more
  • 1952 39th Tour de France - Fausto Coppi reigns supreme ......more
  • 1953 Tour of Belgium (Independents) more
  • 1953 Circuit of the Six Provinces more
  • 1953 3rd Tour of Britain - London club cyclists gave the Daily Express Tour of Britain an amazing send-off...more
  • 1953 40th Tour de France - Louison Bobet takes victory .... more
  • 1953 An Tostal Tour of Ireland - Brian Haskell wins overall; stage and final GC results .... more
  • 1953 36th Tour of Italy - When 112 of the world's best riders left Milan for Abano...more
  • 1953 Peace Race - Danes First and Second in Race to Warsaw ...more
  • 1953 RAF 5-Day more
  • 1954 4th Tour of Britain and “The Oats” Circuit of Britain - Eugène Tambourlini was to be the ultimate victor - but this preview sets out the scene before the race started...more
  • 1954 Tour of Egypt - Belgians 1st and 2nd, Britons 3rd and 4th....more
  • 1954 1st Tour of Europe - Primo Volpi, veteran Italian roadman who started the first Tour of Europe in Paris ....more
  • 1954 41st Tour de France - Louison Bobet wins again ....more
  • 1954 An Tostal Tour of Ireland - Bernard Pusey wins from Shay Elliott.... more
  • 1955 5th Tour of Britain and “The Oats” Circuit of Britain In progress....here
  • 1955 42nd Tour de France - British team debut and Louison Bobet’s third win ... more
  • 1955 An Tostal Tour of Ireland - Brian Haskell wins again ... more
  • 1956 “The Oats” Circuit of Britain in progress  ... more
  • 1956 Tour de France more material being sought
  • 1956 An Tostal Tour of Ireland - Jimmy Rae wins for Scotland ... more
  • 1956 Tour of Spain - Angelo Conterno becomes first Italian winner ... more
  • 1957 44th Tour de France - Jacques Anquetil’s first victory ... soon
  • No Tour of Britain in 1957 and no details found yet for a Tour of Ireland; does anyone know for certain if one was organised?
  • 1957 Tour of Scotland - Scottish Daily Express 3-day ... more
  • 1958 45th Tour de France - Charly Gaul, the master mountain climber from Luxembourg, won the 1958 Tour de France by over 3 minutes more...
  • 1958 Tour of Britain : Milk Race part of the story found ... searching
  • 1959 46th Tour de France - Federico Bahamontes wins from Anglade, Anquetil and Riviere ... more
  • 1959 Tour of Britain : Milk Race part of the story found ... more
  • 1959 Tour de l’Ouest - Tom Simpson’s first pro stage race ... more

 

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