The tour de France is one of the worlds well known cycle race. The tour de France takes place over 23 days and covers over 2,200 miles. Each year usually the race takes a different route, but always ends up in Paris. Although its named tour de France it covers other countries such as Belgium, Spain and Italy. Every race is commonly know as a ‘stage’. At the end of each day the the rider who gets to the finish line first is the ‘Stage Winner’. There is a yellow jersey which the lead rider gets to wear.In total there are 21 stages out of 23 days so the riders are only allowed 2 days rest. In 2016 Chris Froome won the race for the third time! He had also won the race in 2013 and 2015!
5 fun facts on tour de France!
The first tour de France was held in 1903.
One of the youngest riders to win tour de France was Henri Comet (he was only 19 . He won in 1904!
The oldest rider to win tour de France was Firmin Lambot (he was 36). He won in 1922!
It is expected that around 15 million people will will line the route for 2018 tour!
The yellow jersey is made of a special material to keep riders cool!
This is some key information for tour de France 2018:
Dates: July 7-29, 2018
Grand Depart: Noirmoutier-en-l’Île, Vendée
Finish: Paris, France
TV coverage (UK): Eurosport, ITV4
Make sure you don’t miss it! Why not check out this website for more info!
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