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1901 Gordon Bennett Cup

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Race for the Gordon Bennett Cup from Paris to Bordeaux held on the 29th May 1901 with a distance of 327.6 miles

The race was run in conjunction with the 1901 Paris-Bordeaux Race

Contestants
1. Fernand Charron. Panhard 40. Did not finish
2.
3. Selwyn Edge. Napier 50. Did not finish
4.
5. Pierre Levegh. Mors Z. Did not finish
6.
7. Leonce Girardot. Panhard 40.

Results
1. Leonce Girardot. Panhard 40. The only finisher in 8h 50m 59s at an average speed of 37.00mph



See Also

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Sources of Information

  • The Gordon Bennett Races by Montagu. Published 1963.