The Tour de France is a prestigious multistage bike race that takes place yearly in France and typically the encircling international locations.
There have been 4 cyclists who’ve received the Tour 5 instances:
Jacques Anquetil of France (1957 and 1961-1964)
Eddy Merckx of Belgium (1969-1972 and 1974)
Bernard Hinault of France (1978-1979, 1981-1982, and 1985)
Miguel Indurain of Spain (1991-1995), the primary competitor to win 5 consecutive races.
France has received extra instances than some other nation (36).
The winner of the race is the individual with the general shortest gathered time.
Ten, six and 4 second bonuses are awarded to the highest three riders on the finish of highway phases, excluding the person and crew time trials.
There are two relaxation days.
GREEN — “maillot vert” — Worn by the factors classification chief. Factors are awarded for intermediate and ultimate sprints on flat terrain.
WHITE — “maillot blanc” — Worn by the Tour’s greatest rider aged 25 and youthful.
1903 – Henri Desgrange, a reporter and bicycle owner, creates the Tour de France.
1903 – Maurice Garin of France is the primary bicycle owner to win the race.
1910 – First time the race goes by the Pyrenees.
1989 – Greg Lemond defeats Laurent Fignon by eight seconds, the smallest margin of victory within the race’s historical past.
1999-2005 – Armstrong wins seven instances in a row.
September 20, 2007 – Landis, winner of the 2006 Tour de France, is stripped of his title when an arbitration panel guidelines in favor of the US Anti-Doping Company (USADA). Landis, the primary Tour de France winner stripped of the title, initially maintained his innocence however later admitted to doping and accused others, together with Armstrong, of doing the identical.
October 22, 2012 – The Worldwide Biking Union proclaims that Armstrong is being stripped of his Tour de France titles and is being banned from skilled biking for all times.
October 26, 2012 – The Worldwide Biking Union proclaims that nobody might be declared the winner of the Tour de France from 1999-2005, after Armstrong is stripped of his titles.