Tour de France Statistics and Facts (2023)
Last Updated on: February 10th, 2023
Here are a few of the most interesting Tour de France statistics and facts I was able to dig up in my internet travels. As always, be sure to check back in the future as I will be updating this post as new and updated stats become available.
The Tour de France is an annual multiple stage bicycle race that covers more than 2,200 miles and takes place in France. It is considered one of the most prestigious and difficult cycling races in the world, and attracts top cyclists from around the globe. The race is organized by the Amaury Sport Organisation and has been held annually since 1903, with the exception of during the two World Wars.
The Tour de France consists of several stages, including flat stages, mountain stages, and time trials. The race covers a variety of terrains and often includes challenging climbs in the Alps and Pyrenees mountain ranges. The riders compete for the overall lead, or “yellow jersey,” which is awarded to the rider with the lowest total time over the course of the race. In addition to the yellow jersey, there are also several other jerseys awarded for performance in specific categories, such as best sprinter or best climber.
The Tour de France is not only a showcase of athletic ability, but also a celebration of French culture and history, as it passes through some of the country’s most iconic regions and landmarks. The race is watched by millions of fans around the world and is considered one of the largest sporting events in the world.
Tour de France Fun Facts and Statistics
Tour de France website:
Tour de France 2023 dates:
July 1 – July 23, 2023
What does the Tour de France winner actually win?
A total of around 2.3 million euros will be awarded to the teams and riders, including 500,000 euros to the winner of the final individual general classification. (source)
Tour de France Apps:
Where does the Tour de France take place?
It changes, but the 2019 Tour takes place across France and Belgium. You can find the Tour de France map here.
When did Tour de France begin?
Tour de France organizers:
Amaury Sport Organization
Past Tour de France winners:
|1915-1918||Nobody (World War 1)|
|1929||Maurice De Waele|
|1940-1946||Nobody (World War 2)|
|1976||Lucien Van Impe|
|1999-2005||Nobody (Lance Armstrong was stripped of his wins)|
Please note that some of these numbers are easier to find than others. A few of these Tour de France statistics come from their own reports, but some are based on news reports and not official company tallies. No information contained on DMR should be relied upon to make investment decisions. Basically, this is the best I can find and I don’t guarantee anything to be 100%.