Maurice Archambaud as Race Leader and favourite. On stage 8 Speicher was allowed to go for the win by a weakening Archambaud, and with the time bonus took over the lead by stage 12. Although he struggled on the mountain climbs, Speicher was a fearless descender and time after time rejoined the lead group on the descents. He won 3 stages on the road to Paris and came home over 4 minutes in front of two Italians, Learco Guerra and Giuseppe Martano
In the 1933 World Championship Road Race he beat Antonin Magnin (the 1934 Tour winner) to the win.
In 1936 Speicher became the National Champion of France and "won" the Classic Paris-Roubaix . The judges awarded the race to Team Alcyon rider Speicher after a contentious and close sprint with Begium's Romain Maes although photos subsequently proved that Maes had beaten him by half a wheel
George Speicher died in 1978, a Giant of The Road