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4 days ago · Tour director Félix Lévitan felt after the 1985 Tour de France that the race had been too easy and made the course in 1986 extra difficult, including more mountain climbs than before.  This was the last year that the Tour de France was actively managed by Jacques Goddet , who had taken over as race director from the race's founder, Henri ...
- 28 June – 21 July
- 22 + Prologue, including one split stage
- 4,109 km (2,553 mi)
- 113h 24' 23"
5 days ago · The 1976 Tour de France was the 63rd edition of the Tour de France, one of cycling's Grand Tours. It took between 24 June and 18 July, with 22 stages covering a distance of 4,017 km (2,496 mi). It was won by mountain specialist Lucien Van Impe in a battle with the previous winner Bernard Thevenet and Joop Zoetemelk.
- 24 June – 18 July
- 22 + Prologue, including three split stages
- 4,017 km (2,496 mi)
- 116h 22' 23"
3 days ago · Zoetemelk married Françoise Duchaussoy, daughter of the Tour de France executive, Jacques Duchaussoy. They owned and ran the Richemont hotel in Meaux, near Paris. Their son, Karl, was a French mountain bike rider and champion. Recognition. Joop Zoetemelk was the second Dutch winner of the Tour de France after Jan Janssen.
- Hendrik Gerardus Joseph Zoetemelk
- 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
- 68 kg (150 lb; 10 st 10 lb)
4 days ago · Miguel Induráin Larraya (Spanish pronunciation: [miˈɣel induˈɾajn laˈraʝa]; born 16 July 1964) is a retired Spanish road racing cyclist.Induráin won five Tours de France from 1991 to 1995, the fourth, and last, to win five times, and the only five-time winner to achieve those victories consecutively.
- Miguel María Induráin Larraya
- Miguelón, Big Mig (English)
- 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
- 76 kg (168 lb; 12 st 0 lb)
3 days ago · Teams. Twenty-two teams are expected to participate in the 2021 Tour de France. All nineteen UCI WorldTeams are entitled and obliged to enter the race, and they will be joined by four second-tier UCI ProTeams.
May 03, 2021 · Britain’s 2018 Tour de France champion had not finished a stage race on top of the podium since he wore the Yellow Jersey on the Champs Elysees in 2018. But a powerful ride on the 11-mile final time trial at the Tour of Romandie – which earned him third on the stage but eased him past overnight leader Michael Woods – gave Thomas his first ...
May 02, 2021 · History. The first Vuelta a Colombia was held in 1951 as an idea of Englishman Donald W. Raskin and a few of his friends, emulating the European Tour de France. It was a 1,233 kilometers race which was divided in 10 stages which included three rest days. Thirty-five cyclists lined up for the race and of which thirty finished the race.