Former Tour de France director passes away

Félix Lévitan, who directed the Tour de France from 1962-1987, died on Sunday afternoon in his...

Félix Lévitan, who directed the Tour de France from 1962-1987, died on Sunday afternoon in his birthplace Cannes aged 95 years.

Born on October 12, 1911, Lévitan started his career as a sports journalist and became head of the sports section of the Parisien Libéré newspaper in the 60s. In 1962, he was hired by the Société du Tour de France to be the assistant of Jacques Goddet, with whom he directed the Tour de France until 1987.

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