on 7th Jul 2018
Here are 20 Tour De France Facts for all you Tour fans.
- This is the 105th edition of the Tour de France
- It start Saturday, July 7
- It ends on Sunday, July 29
- There are 22 teams
- Each team has 8 riders (down from 9 in the previous years)
- There are, will 21-stages
- 12 stages are in the mountains of the Alps
- 4 stages are in the Massif central region
- 10 stages are in the mountains of the Pyrenees
- The race is a total of 2,082 miles
- It includes 2 countries (France and Spain)
- Fans in 190 countries will watch
- Estimates are over 3 billion people will watch.
- 1 individual time trial, 1 team time trial and 3 mountain finishes.
- 22 miles long for the shortest stage
- 144 miles long for the longest stage
- The Yellow Jersey wins a 500,000 euro prize
- The Green Jersey wins a 25,000 euro prize
- The Polka Dot Jersey wins a 25,000 euro prize
- The White Jersey wins 20,000 euro prize