28 JULY - 30 JULY 2018
INSIDE THE RACE
NUMBER OF KMS
3 days - 2 nights
Tour de France
Party with the Pros.
Celebrate the end of le Tour de France in Paris with Team KATUSHA ALPECIN.
The Tour de France is an annual multiple stage bicycle race primarily held in France, while also occasionally making passes through nearby countries. Like the other Grand Tours (the Giro d'Italia and the Vuelta an España), it consists of 21 stages over a little more than three weeks.
The race was first organised in 1903 to increase sales for the newspaper L'Auto; which is currently run by the "Amaury Sport Organisation". The race has been held annually since its first edition in 1903 except when it was stopped for the two World Wars. As the Tour gained prominence and popularity, the race was lengthened, and its reach began to extend around the globe. Participation expanded from a primarily French field, as riders from all over the world began to participate in the race each year. The Tour is a UCI World Tour event, which means that the teams that compete in the race are mostly UCI WorldTeams, except for the teams that the organisers invite.
Traditionally, the race is held primarily in July. While the route changes each year, the format of the race stays the same with the appearance of time trials, the passage through the mountain chains of the Pyrenees and the Alps, and the finish on the Champs-Élysées in Paris. The modern editions of the Tour de France consist of 21 day-long segments (stages) over a 23-day period and cover around 3,500 kilometres (2,200 mi). The race alternates between clockwise and counterclockwise circuits of France.
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