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Touring France for Over 100 Years

Touring France for over 100 Years HOW THE TIMES HAVE CHANGED -1903- 2013 RACE DETAILS JULY JULY JULY Paris Paris JUNE DATE 1 18 29 21 2,428 KM DISTANCE 3,360 KM 6- 21 STAGES Paris Givors Mont Ventoux Lyon 467 KM 242 KM LONGEST STAGE 12 REST DAYS ON THE ROUTE BIKE FRAME MATERIAL Steel/Wood Carbon/Alloys BIKE WEIGHT 18kg (39 Ibs) 7kg (15 Ibs) HEAD PROTECTION Wool Cap/Goggles Helmet/Sunglasses NUMBER OF GEARS 22 XXX NUTRITION Energy Bars Gels/Electrolytes Alcohol BRAKES Cigarettes/Bread FACIAL HAIR Handlebar Moustache Mutton Chops 175 CLOTHING Wool/Cotton Lycra/Polyester Tight/Aerodynamic Loose/lll fitting TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE TIB NONE UNLIMITED Followed by officials (with moustaches) Rider must be completely self sufficient Followed by team car Communicates through two way radio THE REWARDS € 30,800 € 450,000 WINNINGS Adjusted from 6,125 francs for currency and inflation Divided up between teammates and staff RECOGNITION Green Armband Yellow Jersey POSSIBLE PERKS ON THE PODIUM Open a Service Station Knighthood More Moustaches Podium Models FACTS AND FIGURES 22 min 50 sec BIGGEST WINNING MARGIN ON STAGE WIN Jose Luis Viejo in 1976 253 km LONGEST SOLO BREAKAWAY STAGE WIN Albert Bourlon in 1947 253 96 MOST DAYS SPENT IN YELLOW JERSEY OVERALL Eddy Merckx (in 7 participations) 21 MOST DAYS SPENT IN YELLOW JERSEY ONE TOUR Romain Maes in 1935 (took the lead in the first stage, and never gave it away) 1/2 LEAST DAYS SPENT IN YELLOW JERSEY ONE TOUR Jan Janssen in 1968 (after taking the jersey in a split stage, the morning of the last day) Chapeau. Vive le tour! Sources Design/llustration Joe McNamara

Touring France for Over 100 Years

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Illustrating the differences between the first Tour de France and the modern day race. A few facts are thrown in for good measure.


Joe McNamara


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