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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