Endurance in the 1919 Tour de France
Constant Wonder - Radio Archive, Episode 1092 , Segment 1
Episode: Endurance in the 1919 Tour de France
- Jul 16, 2021 7:00 pm
- 35:39 mins
On June 29, 1919, only one day after the Treaty of Versailles ended WWI, some 70 cyclists started on the thirteenth Tour De France. Most had arrived straight from the front, where so many of their countrymen had suffered or died. Guest: Adin Dobkin author of "Sprinting Through No Man's Land: Endurance, Tragedy, and Rebirth in the 1919 Tour de France"