Cyclists in the 2021 Giro d'Italia race.
Cycle-racing has a long history.
Maurice Garin, winner of the first Tour de France standing on the right. The man on the left is possibly Leon Georget (1903)
In many European countries, bicycle racing is a source of national pride: German Democratic Republic postage stamp depicting Gustav-Adolf Schur, 1960
Fabian Cancellara pictured at the 2010 Tour de France. He is the rider who has worn the yellow jersey as leader of the general classification for the most days without having ever been the overall winner
The final stage in Australia's Tour of Gippsland climbing up "The Gap" to Omeo
Richard Virenque pictured at the 2003 Tour de France wearing the polka dot jersey. He won the mountains classification a record seven times.
The peloton of the Tour de France
Alessandro Petacchi in the green jersey
OP Grand Prix, a one-hour cycling competition in Porvoo, Finland, on June 11th 2005
Andy Schleck in the white jersey
Prize money in 2013 Euros in the Tour de France.
A collected peloton in the 2006 Tour de France
Bradley Wiggins riding the stage 9 individual time trial of the 2012 Tour de France
Altitude profile of the Alpe d'Huez climb
Vehicles from the 2014 Tour de France Publicity Caravan
Start of the 2015 Tour de France in Utrecht
Part of the crowd during most days of the Tour is Didi Senft who, in a red devil costume, has been the Tour devil since 1993.
School book by Augustine Fouillée under the 'nom de plume' G. Bruno.
Spectators' banner during the 2006 Tour de France

The Tour de France is an annual men's multiple-stage bicycle race primarily held in France, while also occasionally passing through nearby countries.

- Tour de France

They range from the one-day road race, criterium, and time trial to multi-stage events like the Tour de France and its sister events which make up cycling's Grand Tours.

- Cycle sport
Cyclists in the 2021 Giro d'Italia race.

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Vuelta a España

The daily Informaciones with information about the Vuelta a España first edition
The 21st and final stage of the 2013 Vuelta a España on Paseo del Prado in Madrid.

The Vuelta a España (Tour of Spain) is an annual multi-stage bicycle race primarily held in Spain, while also occasionally making passes through nearby countries.

Inspired by the success of the Tour de France and the Giro d'Italia, the race was first organised in 1935.

Giro d'Italia

Luigi Ganna, the winner of the inaugural Giro d'Italia.
The Pink Jersey (Maglia rosa) worn by the leader of the general classification
Ryder Hesjedal, the winner of the 2012 Giro d'Italia, wearing the maglia rosa and holding the winner's trophy in Milan.
Stefano Garzelli wearing the then green leader's jersey for the mountains classification in 2009.
Michele Scarponi wearing the red jersey during the 2011 Giro d'Italia.
Alberto Contador riding a time trial during the 2008 Giro d'Italia.
Gilberto Simoni in 2010 riding the stage 1 time trial that navigated through Amsterdam.
The team at the team presentation for the 2012 Giro d'Italia in Herning, Denmark.

The Giro d'Italia (Tour of Italy; also known as the Giro) is an annual multiple-stage bicycle race primarily held in Italy, while also starting in, or passing through, other countries.

The Giro is one of cycling's prestigious three-week-long Grand Tours, and after the Tour de France is the second most important stage race in the world (the Triple Crown of Cycling denotes the achievement of winning the Giro, the Tour and the UCI Road World Championships in the same season).


Union Cycliste Internationale


The Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI; ; International Cycling Union) is the world governing body for sports cycling and oversees international competitive cycling events.

In 2005 this was replaced by the UCI ProTour series which initially included the Grand Tour road cycling stage races (the Tour de France, Giro d'Italia and Vuelta a España) and a wider range of other one-day and stage races.