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Tour de France will be held 01 to 23 Jul 2017 in Paris, France.
Tour de France is the oldest and generally considered the most prestigious of all annual multiple stage bicycle races. This year’s route has almost everything: Romance, Heart-wrenching drama, Savage climbs like Mont Ventoux (on Bastille Day!), and Historic destinations like Normandy and the island monastery of Mont Saint-Michel. This amazing tournament is primarily held in France, while also occasionally making passes through nearby countries. Traditionally, the race is held in the month of 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 kilometers. Tour de France is an event and I like events...

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History of Tour de France:

The race was first organized in 1903 to increase paper sales for the magazine L'Auto. It is currently run by the Amaury Sport Organization. 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.

 

Race rules in Tour de France 2017:

The number of teams usually varies between 20 and 22, with nine riders in each. All of the stages are timed to the finish; the riders' times are compounded with their previous stage times. The rider with the lowest aggregate time is the leader of the race and gets to don the coveted yellow jersey. While the general classification garners the most attention there are other contests held within the Tour: the points classification for the sprinters, the mountains classification for the climbers, young rider classification for riders under the age of 26, and the team classification for the fastest teams. Gaining a stage win is also a hotly contested competition, fought for by a specialist cycling sprinter on each team.



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