Yesterday has the yellow jersey at the after exactly 50 years ago, finally once again a Luxembourg Grande Boucle taken. Kim Kirchen had demonstrated since the first stage of this year’s tour de France , that he goes with right up front. Last year he was already excellent 7 series in the general classification.
As last Luxembourg, Charly Gaul in 1958 won the world’s most famous cycling race. As a whole, Luxembourg is incidentally with 4 wins 6th of all time country ranking, where Germany can present only a single victory in the tour de France.
I’m Kim, as well as two other Luxembourg participants (the brothers Schleck, who are also in the top 20 of overall), all thumbs, and hope that he goes in the yellow jersey in Paris to the finish line.
And On Legalarmist.com there is a funny anecdote about the second Luxembourg TDF winner (1927 and 1928), Nicolas Frantz:
In his 1928 victory, Frantz broke about 100 kilometers from the finish of the bike frame. He laid back on a women’s bicycle of a spectator the rest of the way. He lost 28 minutes, but kept the lead. He is the only rider who has worn the yellow jersey from the first up to the last stage.
Well, earlier it was different just.