Mythologies: Assassins of the Aubisque!

The 1910 Tour de France's first ascent of the Col d'Aubisque has become a cornerstone of the Tour's mythic history. The truth behind what really ha...

July 7, 2022
2:46 AM

The 1910 Tour de France's first ascent of the Col d'Aubisque has become a cornerstone of the Tour's mythic history. The truth behind what really happened that day in July of 1910 is not quite the same as the story we all like to tell today. We begin with what we already know, we begin with what the history books have repeatedly told us happened. What the Historians Tell Us A 03:30 hrs(1) in the morning of Thursday, July 21, 1910(2), the 59 riders(3) still in the eighth edition of the Tour de France(4) started the race's tenth stage(5), 326 kilometres from from Luchon to Bayonne(6).

Feargal Mckay