The Tour de France was not organised during WWI and from 1940 to 1946 (due to WWII). It resumed in 1947.
Numerous vehicles are used in the Tour de France. Helicopters and motorcycles are used for the TV broadcast. Teams have team cars in which the team managemetn rides while they direct their riders. These cars also have a mechanic, as well as extra bikes and bike parts. The Tour is famous for its caravan of promotional vehicles that preceeds the race well before the riders.
It is organised by Sports Event company ASO
It is held all over France and has a different route each year. The route now always finishes in Paris and passes through the Alps and the Pyrenees each year.
It is in France
Slightly different from year to year. You've gotta specify the year to get a decent answer.
France, but Stage 1 or Prolouge has started in various other cities/countries in Europe such as London and Monaco.
The route of the Tour de France changes every year. However, it is always designed so as to have its mountain stages held in both the Alps and the Pyrenees, and its last stage will always end on the Champs-Elysees in Paris.
The "daily" winner might not get to wear anything special at all.
There's the Yellow Jersey, for the overall fastest, so if you win the first stage, you get that on stage 2. But the winner of stage 3 is not guaranteed to get the Yellow Jersey, unless his time is good enough to make him the overall fastest. etc etc.
Then there's the green for sprints, and the polka-dot for climbs. but they're also awarded according to overall points.
Means if you ride like a king one day after having really sucked for several stages, you still might not get enough points to be allowed to ride in a points Jersey the next day.
There is no jersey for the winner of a stage, which is one day's racing.
But if that win puts you in the overall lead, then you get to wear the yellow jersey the next day.
I believe the match race between Seabiscuit and War Admiral was 'winner take all' $100,000.
Depends on what you mean by "wins."
Erik Zabel holds the title for most wins in the points classification (6).
Richard Virenque holds the title for the most wins in the King of the Mountains competition (7).
Eddy Merckx holds the record for most Tour de France stage wins (34).
Lance Armstrong held the title for most wins as overall leader (7), but had them taken away as it was discovered that he had been using doping at the time.
The next highest total number of wins - five - is shared between Miguel Indurain, Jacques Anquetil, Bernard Hinault and Eddy Merckx.
Lance Armstrong with 7 victories.
The people competing in the TdF are all profesional athletes. Meaning they work for a team, and receive a basic salary from that, depending on how good they are. There can be bonuses for wins.
Most Money comes from sponsorships, and Commercial deals - if you're famous enough to be interesting.
The riders ages range from 21 to 38 years old.
Philip Grant Anderson was not only the first Australian to wear a yellow jersey in the Tour de France, but was the first non-European to do so.
In 1981, Anderson lead the race during the 117km Saint-Gaudens to Saint-Lary-Soulan stage and came in 10th overall. In 1982, Anderson wore the yellow jersey for 9 days and won the second stage of the Tour.
In 1991, Anderson won the Rennes to Quimper stage of the race.
none they were tied
On the flat, maybe 25 mph, downhill maybe 50, uphill maybe 15.
7000-17000 depending on the type of the event. Concerts usually go with 17000.
There are a lot of citys that hosted the tour, for a full list: http://www.letour.fr/HISTO/us/TDF/villes.html In total, there are 587 different citys or places.
An international tourist,a regional tourist,a domestic tourist and a excursionist tourist.