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The History of 'Le Tour de France'* (part two)

  • Site Gallery 1 Brown Street Sheffield, S1 2BS UK (map)

The Teams and Tactics:

Russell's Bicycle Shed are proud to present the second part of the History of 'le Tour de France' by Professor David Walker.

In his second talk, David will take a light-hearted and informative look at the riders, the teams and the tactics. Just what does it take to win the greatest prize in cycling?

With only a few days to go before the race hits the streets of Sheffield, we will finish the evening off looking at the local preparations: where to view it from, what you can expect to see and the much talked about legacy.

Tickets for both evening now available and exclusively online from


The second stage of the Tour de France will finish in Sheffield this year on 6th July.

If you want to know more about it, who to look out for and where to watch it from: then come to this two-part series of talks, presented by Professor David Walker (Emeritus Professor of French at The University of Sheffield). David will enthusiastically guide you through the races glorious and not so glorious past.

* Please note: we are not affiliated with the official race organisation or the grand de par in anyway.

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