Tour de France

Maurice Garin, winner of the first Tour de France standing on the right. The man on the left is possibly Leon Georget (1903)
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
Richard Virenque pictured at the 2003 Tour de France wearing the polka dot jersey. He won the mountains classification a record seven times.
Alessandro Petacchi in the green jersey
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

Annual men's multiple-stage bicycle race primarily held in France, while also occasionally passing through nearby countries.

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UCI World Tour

Premier men's elite road cycling tour, sitting above the UCI ProSeries and various regional UCI Continental Circuits.

Premier men's elite road cycling tour, sitting above the UCI ProSeries and various regional UCI Continental Circuits.

However, disputes between the UCI and ASO, the organisers of the Tour de France and other classics, and eventually with the organisers of the Tours of Italy and Spain, meant that by 2008 the ProTour was devalued as a ranking method, as only one of the Monument events, and three other classics, remained under the auspices of the UCI.

The yellow jersey worn by Fabian Cancellara during 2015 Tour de France (collection KOERS. Museum of Cycle Racing)

General classification in the Tour de France

The yellow jersey worn by Fabian Cancellara during 2015 Tour de France (collection KOERS. Museum of Cycle Racing)
Plaque in the city of Grenoble, celebrating the centenary of the presentation of the first yellow jersey on 19 July 1919
Winner of the 1965 Tour's general classification Felice Gimondi wearing the yellow jersey with the initials of Henri Desgrange, the first organiser of the Tour de France

The general classification is the most important classification, the one by which the winner of the Tour de France is determined.

The 2016 green jersey, worn by Peter Sagan

Points classification in the Tour de France

The 2016 green jersey, worn by Peter Sagan

The points classification (classement par points) is a secondary competition in the Tour de France, which started in 1953.

2020 Tour de France

The team presentation in Nice
Bernal at the 2019 Tour de France
Leaders of the young rider, general and points classifications Egan Bernal, Julian Alaphilippe and Peter Sagan, respectively, lining up before stage 19 of the 2019 Tour de France
Marc Hirschi wearing a face mask is interviewed after the 2nd stage. The journalist is maintaining a physical distance between him and the cyclist using a pole with the microphone attached to the end.
Tadej Pogačar, Paris, stage 21.

The 2020 Tour de France was the 107th edition of the Tour de France, one of cycling's three Grand Tours.

The 2013 polka dot jersey, worn by Pierre Rolland

Mountains classification in the Tour de France

The 2013 polka dot jersey, worn by Pierre Rolland
Ide Schelling in the 2021 polka dot jersey

The mountains classification is a secondary competition in the Tour de France, that started in 1933.

Wout van Aert wearing the white jersey at the 2019 Tour de France

Young rider classification in the Tour de France

Wout van Aert wearing the white jersey at the 2019 Tour de France

The young rider classification is a secondary competition in the Tour de France, that started in 1975.

Cyclists in the 2021 Giro d'Italia race.

Cycle sport

Competitive physical activity using bicycles.

Competitive physical activity using bicycles.

Cyclists in the 2021 Giro d'Italia race.
Cycle-racing has a long history.
In many European countries, bicycle racing is a source of national pride: German Democratic Republic postage stamp depicting Gustav-Adolf Schur, 1960
The final stage in Australia's Tour of Gippsland climbing up "The Gap" to Omeo
The peloton of the Tour de France
OP Grand Prix, a one-hour cycling competition in Porvoo, Finland, on June 11th 2005

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.

Sport in childhood. Association football, shown above, is a team sport which also provides opportunities to nurture physical fitness and social interaction skills.

Race stage

Unit of a race that has been divided in several parts for the reason such as length of the distance to be covered, as in a multi-day event.

Unit of a race that has been divided in several parts for the reason such as length of the distance to be covered, as in a multi-day event.

Sport in childhood. Association football, shown above, is a team sport which also provides opportunities to nurture physical fitness and social interaction skills.

Long races such as the Tour de France, Absa Cape Epic or the Giro d'Italia are known for their stages of one day each, whereas the boat sailing Velux 5 Oceans Race is broken down in usually four stages of several weeks duration each, where the competitors are racing continuously day and night.

Maillot jaune from the 1993 Tour de la C.E.E. féminin, worn by winner Heidi Van De Vijver

Grande Boucle Féminine Internationale

Maillot jaune from the 1993 Tour de la C.E.E. féminin, worn by winner Heidi Van De Vijver

Various professional women's cycle stage races across France have been held as an equivalent to the Tour de France for women, with the first of these races staged as a one off in 1955.

Desgrange, c. 1925

Henri Desgrange

French bicycle racer and sports journalist.

French bicycle racer and sports journalist.

Desgrange, c. 1925
Henri Desgrange
Henri Desgrange (2nd from right) TdF 1913

He was the first organiser of the Tour de France.