Les Courses Disparues #7 : Grand Prix de Nice

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Les Courses Disparues #7. Unlike some of the other Lost Races, the GP de Nice had a fairly long innings. In common with a lot of niçois events, the focal point was the La Prom.

Les Courses Disparues #6 : Tour de Corse

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Les Course Disparues #6. It took over 100 hundred years for the Tour de France to finally pass through Corsica...

Les Courses Disparues #5 : Mont Faron

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Les Courses Disparues #5. Another time, another place, another race where talented locals could pit their wits and talents against those riding for a living. All to play for.

Les Courses Disparues #4 : Grand Prix de Cannes

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Les Courses Disparues #4. This Lost Race has an illustrious list of winners. Le Roi René Vietto, Sean Kelly, Sean Yates, Laurent Fignon and the list goes on.

Les Courses Disparues #3 : GP de Monaco

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Les Courses Disparues #3. A Monaco Grand Prix without petrol. It attracted the big names but as an early season test of form, it was anything but predictable.

Les Courses Disparues #2 : Boucle de Sospel

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Les Courses Disparues #2. Local newspaper L’Eclaireur de Nice followed bigger publications in attempting to use a race to boost circulation. It was no worse for that.

Les Courses Disparues #1 : Nice Mont-Agel

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Les Courses Disparues #1. A war of attrition where the only direction was up. Throw in early season weather and perhaps the question is not why it ended but why it ever began.