What is Tour de France?

  • (noun): A French bicycle race for professional cyclists that last three weeks and covers about 3,000 miles.

Tour De France

The Tour de France is an annual multiple stage bicycle race primarily held in France, while also occasionally making passes through nearby countries. The race was first organized in 1903 to increase paper sales for the magazine L'Auto; it is currently run by the Amaury Sport Organisation. The race has been held annually since its first edition in 1903 except for when it was stopped for the two World Wars. As the Tour gained prominence and popularity the race was lengthened and its reach began to extend around the globe. Participation expanded from a primarily French field, as riders from all over the world began to participate in the race each year. The Tour is a UCI World Tour event, which means that the teams that compete in the race are mostly UCI ProTeams, with the exception of the teams that the organizers invite.

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Sandy Casar - Career
... his biggest win in a stage of the 2003 Tour de Suisse ... He then finished 16th in the 2004 Tour de France, and sixth in the 2006 Giro d'Italia, 25 minutes behind winner Ivan Basso ... On 27 July 2007, he won his first Tour de France stage, beating Laurent Lefevre, Axel Merckx and Michael Boogerd in a sprint after a collision with a dog earlier in the day ...
Marcoussis - Tour De France
... In 2007, Marcoussis was the start of the final stage of the Tour de France ... The stage was 130 km (81 mi) long and finished with eight laps of the traditional circuit around the Champs-Élysées ...
Sandy Casar - Main Results
2000 5th Overall Tour Down Under 2001 7th Trophée des Grimpeurs 8th Tour du Haut Var 2002 1st Stage 4 Circuit Franco-Belge 2nd Overall Paris–Nice 1st Young Rider Classification 3rd Paris–Camembert Lepetit 10th ...
List Of Saxo Bank Wins - 2009 - Team Saxo Bank - 2009 UCI World Ranking
... Belgium Andy Schleck May 19 Stage 2, Volta a Catalunya Spain Matti Breschel June 13 Stage 1, Tour de Suisse Switzerland Fabian Cancellara June 16 Stage 4, Tour de Suisse Switzerland Matti Breschel ...
Tour De France - Statistics - Successful Breakaways
... The longest successful post-war breakaway by a single rider was by Albert Bourlon in the 1947 Tour de France ... In the stage Carcassone-Luchon, he stayed away for 253 km ...

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