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Tour de France: the greatest race
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Lance Armstrong leads Ivan Basso up the final climb to Plateau de Beille on Stage 13 of the 2004 Tour de France
The Tour de France is the world's biggest annual sporting event.

Every July the greatest bike race on earth brings France to a standstill for a whole month.

It started out as a publicity stunt.

And over 100 years later it's still going strong...

Or should that be Lance (Arm)strong!


Tour de Lance
How does Lance stay ahead of the chasing pack?
What tactics does six-time winner Lance Armstrong adopt to stay ahead of the pack?

Green flash
Sprint-king Robbie McEwen gives you his speed tips
Green jersey winner Robbie McEwen reveals to the Academy his tips for outsprinting the best

Tour my hero
Tour legend Miguel Indurain is one of Chris Boardman's heroes
Chris Boardman outlines what it takes to be the best Tour sprinter, climber or time triallist

Golden fleece
Who wears what at the Tour de France?
Lance has made the yellow jersey his own but who wears the green, polka-dot and white?

Publicity stunt
Eddy Merckx is one of the most famous names in Tour history
Find out how the Tour evolved from a crazy publicity stunt into the biggest bike race on earth

Ooh la la!
The peloton moves slowly down the road - but what does 'peloton' mean?
French is the official language of the cycling world and the Tour de France. Learn the lingo here


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