July 23, 2012
"Tour de France" is undoubtedly the most prestigeuos race of the many bike races across the World. Some interesting facts about Tour de France:
- Its one of the few races that are more than 100 years old.
- The average speed of the winners have gone up from 21 Km/hr to more than 42 km/hr since the beginning of the race.
- The numner of participants have increased from 84 in 1912 to 198 in 2011.
- Almost 20% of the entrants dont make it to the finish.
- The longest race which was 5745 kms, was held in 1926.
- Last 10 years the race distance has been 3200-3600 kms.
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