Tour de France trivia
Do you know a lot about The Tour de France? Find out in our Tour de France trivia podcast.
The Tour de France, the Giro d’Italia and Vuelta a España make up cycling’s prestigious, three-week-long Grand Tours.
The Tour de France is the oldest and generally considered the most prestigious of the three.
Traditionally, the race is held primarily 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 kilometres (2,200 mi).
The race alternates between clockwise and counterclockwise circuits of France.
After listening, try to answer the following questions :
- When did the first Tour de France take place?
- What was the time difference between Greg Lemond and Laurent Fignon in the 1989 Tour?
- How many teams are taking part in the 2016 Tour de France?
- When did the Tour de France first start from Amsterdam?
- Who won the Tour de France in 5 consecutive years?
- Who does Chris think will win the last stage of The 2016 Tour de France in Paris?