The Tour de France Explained | Everything You Need To Know About The Biggest Bike Race In The World

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The Tour de France is, quite simply, the biggest bike race in the world. Spread across 3 weeks every summer, Le Tour sees the fastest professional cyclists in the world race around France in a bid to take home the most iconic prize in cycling: the Yellow Jersey. With a different winner every day, and 4 different leaders jerseys changing hands throughout the race, it can be confusing to know what’s going on. So sit back, relax, and enjoy our beginners guide to the Tour de France. Whether you’re new to watching bike racing, or just need a bit of a refresher, this is the video for you!

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