25 Crazy Facts About The Tour de France You Might Not Know

The Tour de France is the most prestigious event in the Cycling world. It’s a safe bet that if you’re into bicycles, then you are probably familiar with it. Heck, even if you are not into bicycles you might be aware of this exceptional and competitive event. You probably know that it is a huge bike race. You might even know a little bit about Lance Armstrong and how he won seven times but then got stripped of all his medals. Both good things to know, but there’s a lot more to this famous race than meets the eye. These are 25 Crazy Facts About The Tour de France You Might Not Know.

25

2016 is the 103rd Tour de France

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24

Started in 1903, it has been held every single year except for during the World Wars

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23

It began as a competition between sports newspapers, with l’Auto trying to get more readership than Velo

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22

l’Auto was successful and the Tour de France took off

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21

Although Lance Armstrong had the most wins with 7, he was stripped of his titles by the United States Anti Doping Agency (USADA) in 2012

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