People all over the world take part in viewing the famous bicycling race Tour de France. This bicycling race occurs every year in France. It has been going on for many years, and it is part of history. People love it for many different reasons. Here are some of the details of the history of the Tour de France.
The whole idea of this type of a bicycling race in France was by, Geo Lefevre. He was a journalist from L’Auto magazine. His editor, Henri Desgrange, believed in his idea so much that he helped his idea become a reality. So, on July 1st, 1903 the first bicycling race of this type in France began. It was such a tough race that only 21 racers finished the race out of 60 who began it. This is not a race for the faint hearted. You really have to be the best to finish this race.
The 100th race of the Tour de France just happened. It happened last summer. It is amazing that one hundred races have happened, and that the 100th race was in 2013. Every July you can anticipate the excitement in France because the Tour de France is happening. The Tour de France is definitely part of French history.
This is just not a French event. It is an event that the whole world watches and participates in. You can see crowds gather by the roadside every year to cheer on the riders. Everyone feels like a winner and not just the riders. It is a great bonding moment for everyone involved. So, if you want to be part of history either become a rider or be part of the cheering crowd.
In order to have a bicycle race, you need to have a bike. The modern bikes that were first used were released in 1885. Plus, many people associate the color yellow with the Tour de France. That is because in 1919 yellow shirts were worn. Yellow was the color that was in for that time period for the Tour de France. Since then other colors have been introduced, but yellow is the color that most people remember when thinking about the Tour de France history. These are some of the details of the history of the Tour De France.