THE GREEN TOOTHED WITCH & THE YELLOW CANARY
The story of the 1919 Tour De France
At 12 minutes past three on June 28th 1919, the leaders of the ‘Big Four‘ Allied powers met in the Palace of Versailles in France, to sign a Treaty which would bring down the final curtain on the First World War. Ten hours later, at one o’clock in the morning, a new battle commenced as 67 riders met at the Parc de Princes in Paris, to set off on the second longest Tour de France in its history.
Exactly 100 years to the day, let’s follow in their footsteps, witnessing every excruciating pedal turn of the 5,560km route. This is the story of those brave men, newly returned from the Great War, cycling through the night in horrendous weather conditions on war torn roads, climbing six mountain ranges on fixed wheel bikes, all to win the first yellow jersey. Travel with me and discover the story of
‘‘The Green-Toothed Witch and The Yellow Canary.’