The tour de France in numbers

  • More than 10,000 cyclists have taken part In the Tour de France since it started.
    • it is estimated they have covered more than 350,000km.
    • At 5,745km, the 1926 Tour was the longest.
      • Three Tour riders have died while racing (Francisco Cepeda, Tom Simpson and Fabio Casartelli).
      • The youngest winner was Henri Comet, who won in 1904 at the age of 20.
        • France has won the race 36 times, followed by Belgium with 18 wins.

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