Fun Facts from the 2018 Tour de France

06/20/2018

Over a century of history - the first Tour de France was held in 1903!

This is now the 105th edition of the Tour, with breaks during the two World Wars.

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6 - There were originally 6 stages in the first Tour de France. There are now 21-stages over 24 days!

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The youngest person to win the Tour de France was only 19 years of age!

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The first American cyclist to win the Tour was Greg Lemond in 1986.

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The 2018 Tour de France will cover 3,351km over 21 days of racing.

The race is almost 100% in France with just 15km through Spain during Stage 16. 

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There are 5 stages that feature over 200km in one day, with Stage 7 (231km) being the longest of the tour.

Cobbles

Cobbles make an appearance - during Stage 9, cyclists will take on 21.7km of cobbled roads.

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176 riders from 22 teams will be present at the Grand Depart. 

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The Speed Returns - the 2018 Tour will feature one individual time-trial and one team time-trail.