Tour de France

Publication date: 05 Sep 2022

About the Tour de France

The Tour de France is a prestigious annual men’s cycling race with 21 stages. The Tour de France takes place over 23 days in July, run by the Amaury Sport Organization (ASO). There are usually 20 to 22 teams of 8 riders each in the men’s Tour. There’s also a similar race for the women – Tour de France Femmes, which starts on the last day of the men’s cycle race. 

Official Tour de France website

2024 Tour de France

The 111th season of the Tour de France starts on June 29 with stages in Italy and ends on July 21, 2024 with Nice in Monaco. The length of the route is 3492 km. 22 teams will take part in the race.

Tour de France history

The first Tour de France took place in 1903. It took 5 stages and went through the towns of Lyon, Nantes, Bordeaux, Marseilles and finished in Paris. Almost 80 riders took part in the first cycle race.

The format of the Tour evolved over time:

  • The first races of the Tour took place at night;
  • Initially, the route of the bicycle race followed the perimeter of France;
  • Furthermore, the length of the distance and the number of stages also changed;
  • The first rounds were open to all comers.

The main competition of the Tour de France is the general classification, which decides the winner of the race, who receives a yellow victory jersey. There is also a team classification, a points classification, a mountain classification, a young rider classification and a fighting classification.

Previous Tour de France winners

The year Venue Results
2023 France, Spain 1st place – Tadej Pogačar

Points classification – Mark Cavendish

Mountain classification – Tadej Pogačar

Youth classification – Tadej Pogačar

Fighting classification – Frank Bonnamour

Team classification by time – Bahrain Victorious

2022 France, Denmark,

Belgium, Switzerland

1st place – Jonas Vingegaard

Points classification – Wout van Aert

Mountain classification – Jonas Vingegaard

Young rider classification – Tadej Pogačar

Fighting Classification – Wout van Aert

Team classification by time – Ineos Grenadiers

2021 France, Andorra 1st placeTadej Pogačar

Points classification – Mark Cavendish

Mountain classificationTadej Pogačar

Young rider classificationTadej Pogačar

Fighting Classification – Franck Bonnamour

Team classification by timeBahrain Victorious

2023 Tour de France

The 112th edition of the Tour de France road cycling tour starts in July 2025 in the French city of Lille.

Keep an eye on the dates of cycling races and other events in our Sports Events Calendar.

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