‘I think the Tour de France is amazing because…..
….I love cycling’.
OR… maybe you are interested in facts about the race…..
Did you know that:
- The Tour de France is the world's largest annual sporting event
- It starts at the end of June/beginning of July and lasts 3 weeks
- The entire race covers approximately 3,500 kms
- A worldwide television audience of 3.5billion people watch the Tour de France annually
- Over 188 countries around the world broadcast the Tour de France
- There are 4,700 hours of TV coverage annually
- The Tour de France attracts 12 million spectators along the route in a typical year's race
- The last time the Tour visited England was in 2007 when it raced from London to Kent
- 2 million people turned out over two days
- Bradley Wiggins became the first British rider to win the Tour de France in 2012, this was followed up by a second British winner, Chris Froome, in 2013.
- On Monday 7 July, Stage 3 will be coming our way!
OR maybe you just think ‘Le Tour’ is brilliant because you get a day off school?