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A complete guide to understanding the Tour de France

mensjournal.com

“Le Grande Boucle”

  • Also known as “Le Grande Boucle” or “Le Tour”, Tour de France is the world’s largest annual sporting event. 
  • It’s a cycling competition that is held in France every year (sometimes neighboring countries) and takes place in 21 stages with a course that covers approximately 3,500 kilom...

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  • Tour de France is a team sport that features a total of 198 cyclists in 22 teams of nine. Over the course of 21 days, usually in July, cyclists cover a race course extending 3,500 kilometers.
  • Tour de France is split into 21 stages: Nine flat stages, ...

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  • Breakaways — Riders tend to cycle in a main group called a peloton, and have smaller groups break away to the front at almost every stage. Breakaways are a great method to use if a cyclist is not an exceptional climber or sprinter, because it gives them a chance at victory....

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  • Grand Départ — The first stage of Tour de France.
  • Peloton — French for “group.” Peloton is the main group of cyclists who ride together for coherence.
  • Breakaway — A rider or group of riders who have broken away to lead the race.
  • Slipstreaming — Riding close behind ano...

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