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Has anyone ever died in the Tour de France?
- 1910: French racerAdolphe Helière drowned at the French Riviera during a rest day.
- 1935: Spanish racer Francisco Cepeda plunged down a ravine on the Col du Galibier.
- 1967: 13 July, Stage 13: Tom Simpson died of heart failure during the ascent of Mont Ventoux. Amphetamines were found in Simpson's jersey and blood.
- 1995: 18 July, Stage 15: Fabio Casartelli crashed at 88 km/h (55 mph) while descending the Col de Portet d'Aspet.
Another six fatal accidents have occurred:
- 1957: 14 July: Motorcycle rider Rene Wagter and passenger Alex Virot, a journalist for Radio-Luxembourg, went off a mountain road near Ax-les-Thermes.
- 1958: An official, Constant Wouters, died after an accident with sprinter André Darrigade at the Parc des Princes.
- 1964: Twenty people died when a supply van hit a bridge in the Dordogne region, resulting in the highest tour-related death toll.
- 2000: A 12-year-old from Ginasservis, known as Phillippe, was hit by a car in the Tour de France publicity caravan.
- 2002: A seven-year-old boy, Melvin Pompele, died near Retjons after running in front of the caravan.
- 2009: 18 July, Stage 14: A spectator in her 60s was struck and killed by a police motorcycle while crossing a road along the route near Wittelsheim.
Also a motorcyclist entertaining the crowd prior to the peloton's arrival in 1934.
So, total riders while racing: 3. Total riders in the Tour: 4. Total including spectators: 31.
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Four (4) cyclists have died during the Tour de France: (as of June 2010) . 1910 : French racer Adolphe Heliere drowned at the French Riviera during a rest day. . 1935 …: Spanish racer Francisco Cepeda plunged down a ravine. . 1967 : Tom Simpson died of heart failure during the ascent of Mont Ventoux. Amphetamine were found in Simpson's jersey and blood. . 1995 : Fabio Casartelli crashed at 88 km/h (55 mph) while descending the Col de Portet d'Aspet.
Yes there is it is called La Tour de France Féminin and colloquially known as le Grande Boucle. It has shrunk in stature since its birth in 1984, and has been reduced from 15… stages in the 1990s stages to 4 in 2009. Despite this, British riders have been very successful, Nicole Cooke recording wins in 2006 and 2007 and Emma Pooley winning in 2009. Yes, it is the "Grande Boucle" (one of the Grand Tours of women's cycle races). Until 1997, it was called the Tour Cycliste Féminin, or simply Tour Féminin.
There has only been one British fatality in the Tour de France and it occured on July 13rd, 1967 during Stage 13 when the 1965 World Road Race Champion, Tom Simpson died of he…at exhaustion. The autopsy found traces of amphetamines, alcohol and a diuretic, which contributed to this death.
Yes, from 1939 to 1946 it was not held, due to the Second World War.
For a woman to win the Tour, they would have to race the Tour. Currently, men ride the Tour de France and women ride the Tour de France Feminin, which is a cycling grand tour …for women.
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The first stage of the Tour de France every year begins in different places, even different countries bordering france, the route is changed every year. The only thing that …stays the same is the finish in Paris on the champs elysee on the final day.
It's the competition aspect of winning the race.
The Tour De France starts in the first week of July every year and runs for approximately 3 weeks after that.
Unlikely. The overall winners tend to be fairly all-round riders, with a hint of being good climbers.
That question can be taken in a number of ways. I am going to assume you mean 'At what time each day does the TdF finish?'In this case, it depends how much the riders are will…ing to bend their backs on each stage, but it is typically between 1700 and 1730 CET In 2009 it finishes on 26th Julythe 25th July 2010 The Le Tour de France starts on the 3rd of July 2010 and finishes on the 25th of July 2010 JULY 25th in Paris for the 2011 race. July 25Th 2010
Starts at the beginning of July and runs for about 22 days with 20 stages and 2 rest days.
If you want to ride, to compete, it's by invitation. And the invitation is given to teams of riders. The riders will be picked based on what they've done throughout the pa…st, particularly recently. And points earned per the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) will be considered, as will the performance of a cyclist in other races like the Giro and the Vuelta (the tours of Italy and Spain, respectively). You may get some play if you have a good record as a track cyclist, but don't count on it. The air is thin at the level of the Tour. If you've got the goods, you've already got a spot. Cycling team managers have a say in who rides with a given team. If you haven't been contacted by a team manager for a sit down, don't pack your bags with the idea in mind that you're going to ride in this, the top cycling event in the world. Only the best of the best get to clip in here. You have to be on a pro tour team and that pro tour team needs to be invited to the tour. The tour is like the super bowl for football, you can't just jump in, you need to be a professional and on a professional cycling team. In order to participate in the Tour de France, a cyclist must be on a team. Teams are chosen by their ranking with the International Cycling Union.
It's a multi-stage, road bicycle race. Lots of English speaking folks just call it "The Tour" instead of Le Tour de France. It's the world's most famous cycling (bicycling…) race in the format of a multi-stage road race spanning almost three weeks. The Tour De France is the world's most popular Cycle race and is also the the most televised annual sporting event on earth. The Tour De France is raced annually over 20 stages around France over 3 Weeks. Each stage unless a time trial circuit is raced from one town in France to another. The Tour De France has been run annually for over 100 Years. The winner of the Tour will wear the coveted Yellow Jersey.
I think that there would be a finish line and a big crowd waiting BUT I'm not to sure!