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Facts About Tour de France You Must Know

The most difficult cycling race!!!
Shraboni Sen Kar Jun 22, 2021
Tour de France - the world's most prestigious and most difficult bicycle race. Answer a few questions and know how much you know about cycling's greatest race?

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In 1919, a 482 km stage was routed from Les Sables d'Olonne on the Atlantic Coast to Bayonne.
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The Tour de France was set up in 1903 by the sports paper L'Auto.
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Mark Cavendish has the most mass finish stage wins with 30 ahead of André Darrigade and André Leducq with 22, François Faber with 19 and Eddy Merckx with 18.
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Traditionally, the race is held primarily in the month of July.
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Starting his professional career in 1981, Gregory James LeMond won the Tour de France in 1986. Before this, he became the first American male cyclist to win the Road World Championship in 1983.
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A total of around 2.3 million € is awarded to the teams and riders, including 500,000 € to the winner of the final individual general classification.
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The newspaper that first started and sponsored the race, L'Auto, was printed on yellow paper, so the 'yellow jersey' was an advertising strategy.
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Tour de France started in 1903 with 6 stages and now it has progressed to 21 stages.
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Bernard Hinault won the last of his five titles all the way back in 1985. The French are desperate for a new winner.
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Out of the 18 times, the Frenchman Chavanel lined up to start the race, he made it to finish in Paris 16 times, he has even won three individual stages in the process.
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Riders from cycling-mad neighbor Belgium have notched up 471 stages wins, with France well ahead on 708.
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Since 1975, the last stage of Tour de France cycling race has finished on the Avenue of Champs-Elysées. After more than three weeks of racing, racers can finally push for home and celebrate the winner of yellow jersey.
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