The Tour DuPont was a cycling stage race in the United States held between 1991 and 1996. It was intended to become a North American cycling event similar in format and prestige to the Tour de France. The tour's name came from its sponsor, DuPont. The race was held in the Mid-Atlantic States, including areas near DuPont's Wilmington, Delaware headquarters.
The event attracted high-level competitors, including Lance Armstrong and Greg LeMond, and was attended by high profile European based cycling teams. After the sixth running in 1996, however, DuPont dropped its sponsorship and the race has not been run since.
Before the creation of the Tour DuPont, a similar race sponsored by Donald Trump and known as the Tour de Trump was run in 1989 and 1990.
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