1984 Tour de France Féminin Participation Medal with Marianne Martin Race Winner


1984 Tour de France Féminin Participants Medal
Commemorating Race Winner Marianne Martin

In 1984, the Société du Tour de France, the then-organizer of the men’s Tour de France, introduced a women’s version of the Tour. For six years, the Tour de France Féminin was run alongside the men’s event.

The women’s race featured shorter distances, with both races using the same stage finish locations. The first edition had 18 stages but dwindled to 11 by its final year in 1989.

American Marianne Martin won the first edition of the race in 1984, Italian Maria Canins won the second and third, and French phenom Jeannie Longo won the final three races.

Size: 2 3/4 in – 7 cm

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Marianne Martin: Remembering the magic of the 1984 Women’s Tour de France

By Kirsten Frattini, Cycling News, March 8, 2022

1984 was a ground-breaking year for women’s sports and a special celebration for Americans. Joan Benoit Samuelson won the first women’s marathon, and Connie Carpenter-Phinney won the first women’s road race at the Los Angeles Olympic Games. Marianne Martin secured the yellow jersey at the first women’s Tour de France in the same summer.