You’re probably a bit of a cycling enthusiast yourself, so you’ve got to know the names of some of the best cyclists on the planet. I’m talking about Chris Froome, Peter Sagan, Greg Van Avermaet and Michael Matthews.
I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention Alejandro Valverde as well—he’s an absolute legend. And Vincenzo Nibali? That guy will never disappoint!
Tour de france
The Tour de France is an annual long-distance bicycle race held in France, while also occasionally passing through nearby countries. The name is derived from the fact that it has been historically held around the same time as English Channel crossings or other major events such as horse races or automobile racing.
The Tour de France was first organized in 1903 to increase sales for L’Auto, a struggling newspaper which became the largest circulation daily by 1906. It quickly became the most famous and prestigious of all sports events. The Tour is still arguably the most important competition in world cycling and has shaped the sport into what it is today.
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