Vélodrome de Vincennes
Initially built as a velodrome in 1894, it became the main stadium for the 1900 Summer Olympics; Events that took place in the Velodrome at the 1900 Summer Olympics included cycling, cricket, rugby union, football and gymnastics. However, the track and field events were held at the Racing Club de France.
The venue was the finish line of the Tour de France between 1968 and 1974 most notably seeing Eddy Merckx winning each of his five Tour victories there. Prior to this, the finish had been held at the Parc des Princes from 1904 to 1967. From 1975 to the present, the Tour de France has ended on the Champs-Élysées.
The stadium is still used for cycling, football and rugby matches.
In 2013, the ground hosted three matches when Marylebone Cricket Club visited France.
- John E. Findling, Kimberly D. Pelle, Encyclopedia of the modern Olympic movement. Greenwood Press: 2004, p.30.
- 1900 Summer Olympics official report. pp. 15-16. Accessed 14 November 2010. ‹See Tfd›(in French)
- 1924 Summer Olympics official report. pp. 200-217. Accessed 28 September 2011. ‹See Tfd›(in French)
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