Tour de France
First organized in 1903 to increase paper sales for the magazine L'Auto, The Tour de France is an annual multiple stage bicycle race which takes place primarily in France.
The race is held primarily in the month of July with route changes each year. The format of the race consists of at least two time trials, stages passing through the mountain chains of the Pyrenees and the Alps, and a finish on the Champs-Élysées in Paris.
The race alternates between clockwise and anticlockwise circuits of France. The number of teams usually varies between 20 and 22, with nine riders in each.
In 2017, the 104th Tour de France is made up of 21 stages covering a total distance of 3,540 kilometres. It starts in Mont-Saint-Michel, on 1 July.
Tour de France Flag
Tour de France near Bagneres-de-Luchon in southwestern France
Maping Le Tour
Tour de France water bottle
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