Definitions for "1974 Tour de France"
The 1974 Tour de France was the 61st Tour de France, taking place June 27 to July 21, 1974. It was comprised of 22 stages over 4098 km, ridden at an average speed of 35.241 km/h. Eddy Merckx was attempting to win his fifth Tour de France in as many races, while Luis Ocaña and Joop Zoetemelk were notable absentees from the 1974 Tour.