The 104th Tour de France began July 1 in Düsseldorf, Germany and will end on the famous Champs-Elysees in Paris on July 23 after riders complete 21 stages and 3,540 km. Among the world’s most famous and prestigious cycling events, the Tour de France has been held each July since 1903.* A multi-stage race finishing in France but traversing neighboring countries, the Tour is organized around five stage types: flat, medium and high mountain, individual time, and intermediate sprint.
Today’s viz features statistics about the Tour de France and its riders, along with comparisons to other major international races. Did you know:
* The Tour de France was suspended during each of the World Wars, from 1915 to 1918 and 1940 to 1946.
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July 23, 2012 "Tour de France" is undoubtedly the most prestigeuos race of the many bike races across the World. Some interesting facts about Tour de France:Its one of the few races that are more than 100 years old.The average speed of the winners have gone up from 21 Km/hr to more than 42 km/hr since the beginning of the race.The numner of participants have increased from 84 in 1912 to 198 in 2011.Almost 20% of the entrants dont make it to the finish.The longest race which was 5745 kms, was held in 1926.Last 10 years the race distance has been 3200-3600 kms. To get access to more detailed data, Click here...