The Tour de France during the War


There was no Tour de France during the war; nonetheless, a series of races was organised amongst the chaos of war-ravaged France. The most significant was Monaco - Paris in 1946. It was organised by Le Parisien Libéré, which, along with l'Equipe, took over the organisation of the Tour de France, and was widely seen as a logistical try out before the Tour-proper was resumed in 1947.

1942 - Circuit de France

 StageWinner
Stage 1Paris - Le Mans, 203kmGuy Lapébie
Stage 2Le Mans - Poitiers, 226kmFrans Bonduel
Stage 3APoitiers - Limoges, 103kmGeorges Guillier
Stage 3BLimoges - Clermont-Ferrand, 163kmLouis Caput
Stage 4Clermont-Ferrand - Saint Etienne, 203kmFrançois Neuville
Stage 5ASaint Etienne - Lyon, 56km TTTGenial-Lucifer
Stage 5BLyon - Dijon, 203kmAlbert Goutal
Stage 6Dijon - Paris, 358kmRaymond Louviot

Overall

1st: François Neuville, 1515km in 45h 32' 09" (33.270km/h)
2nd: Louis Thiétard, @5' 23"
3rd: Louis Caput, @5' 31"
4th: Frans Bonduel, @10' 26"
5th: Léon Level, @10' 54"
6th: Albertin Disseaux, @17' 10"
7th: Raymond Louviot, @19' 50"
8th: Jean-Marie Goasmat, @28' 16"
9th: Emile Idée, @34' 05"
10th: Georges Guillier, @44' 51"

1943 - Grand Prix du Tour de France

1st: Jo Goutorbe

1944 - Grand Prix du Tour de France

1st: Maurice De Simpelaere

1946 - Ronde de France

 StageWinner
Stage 1Bordeaux - Pau, 221kmEzio Bertocchi
Stage 2Pau - Toulouse, 300kmGiulio Breschi
Stage 3Toulouse - Montpellier, 249kmRaymond Louviot
Stage 4Montpellier - Gap, 274kmGiulio Breschi
Stage 5Gap - Grenoble, 277kmApo Lazaridès

Overall

1st: Giulio Breschi, 1321km in 45h 32' 09" (32.026km/h)
2nd: Ezio Bertocchi, @4' 08"
3rd: Edouard Fachleitner, @11' 24"
4th: Pierre Cogan, @14' 14"
5th: Apo Lazaridès, @26' 50"
6th: Giuseppe Tacca, @30' 48"
7th: Augusto Introzzi, @44' 13"
8th: Pierre Brambilla, @58' 42"
9th: Maurice De Muer, @1h 02' 29"
10th: Petrus Van Verre, @1h 10' 13"

1946 - La Course du Tour de France

 StageWinner
Stage 1Monaco - Digne, 185kmAldo Baito
Stage 2Digne - Briançon, 219kmRené Vietto
Stage 3Briançon - Aix-les-Bains, 263kmJean Robic
Stage 4Aix-les-Bains - Dijon, 294kmAdolfo Leoni
Stage 5Dijon - Paris, 355kmAdolfo Leoni

Overall

1st: Apo Lazaridès, 1316km in 44h 31' 42" (29.554km/h)
2nd: René Vietto, @37' 59"
3rd: Jean Robic, @40' 25"
4th: Lucien Teisseire, @49' 58"
5th: Emile Rol, @52' 07"
6th: Aldo Baito, @54' 35"
7th: Pierre Brambilla, @57' 28"
8th: Diego Marabelli, @1h 00' 11"
9th: Salvatore Crippa, @1h 10' 59"
10th: Auguste Mallet, @1h 23' 53"