Endurance in the 1919 Tour de France

Endurance in the 1919 Tour de France

Constant Wonder - Radio Archive, Episode undefined

  • 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"