The Tour de France is arguably one of the toughest cycle races known to man. The rolling hills, the high mountains & the endless plains provide millions of viewers with thrilling road racing every year. The 99th edition of the race kicked off on the 30th of June and saw 18 teams & more than 200 riders battle it out for the coveted yellow jersey.
This iconic race was first staged in France in 1903 and covers a staggering average of 3600 km’s over the course of three weeks. The first race was born out of a rivalry between two French sporting newspapers, both stuck in a bid to outsell each other, and attracted between 60 – 80 entrants none of whom were professional cyclists. Since then however, Le Tour has gone on to capture the imagination of millions of enthusiasts worldwide.