Le Tour de France is a bicycle race which is over 110 years old (being interrupted only by the two World Wars) attracting the world’s greatest cyclists to France (and neighboring countries). The race occurs annually, primarily in July.
The Tour is a UCI World Tour event, which means that the teams that take part in the race are mostly UCI World Teams, with the exception of the teams invited by the organizer.
The route is different every year but certain details never change – the appearance of time trials, the course through the Pyrenees and the Alps, and the finish line that is always on the Champs-Élysées, in Paris.
The route is long approximately 3500 km (2200 mi), divided into 21 stages over the course of 23 days.
Being one of the most popular sport events in both France and Europe, with millions of fans, the Tour de France is a good reason to visit the country in July.