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Here are 20 Tour De France Facts for all you Tour fans.

  1. This is the 105th edition of the Tour de France
  2. It start Saturday, July 7
  3. It ends on Sunday, July 29 
  4. There are 22 teams
  5. Each team has 8 riders (down from 9 in the previous years)
  6. There are, will 21-stages
  7. 12 stages are in the mountains of the Alps
  8. 4 stages are in the Massif central region
  9. 10 stages are in the mountains of the Pyrenees
  10. The race is  a total of 2,082 miles 
  11. It includes 2 countries (France and Spain)
  12. Fans in 190 countries will watch
  13. Estimates are over 3 billion people will watch.
  14. 1 individual time trial, 1 team time trial and 3 mountain finishes.
  15. 22 miles long for the  shortest stage
  16. 144 miles long for the longest stage
  17. The Yellow Jersey wins a 500,000 euro prize
  18. The Green Jersey wins a 25,000 euro prize
  19. The Polka Dot Jersey wins a 25,000 euro prize
  20. The White Jersey wins 20,000 euro prize

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