The 1904 Tour de France was the second Tour de France, held from 2. to 24 July. With a route similar to its previous edition. 1903 Tour de France winner Maurice Garin seemed to have repeated his win by a small margin over Lucien Pothier, while Hippolyte Aucouturier won four aif the six stages. But the race became a victim of its own success, plagued by scaldals, cyclista were accused of having taen trains during the race. Twelve Cyclists, includiing the first four of the final classification and all stage winners, were disqualified by the Union Velocipedique Francais (UVF). Henri Cornet, originally the fifth-place finisher, was awarded the victory four months after the race. The problems caused the Tour de Frace to be provisionally cancelled, und subsequently the 1905 Tour de France was run with different rules from the 1903 and 1904 edition.