The 104th Tour de France Begins!!

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Today’s the day… the beginning of the 104th annual TOUR DE FRANCE bicycle race!!

It started today in Düsseldorf, Germany and will end in Paris Champs-Élysées. The total distance is nearly 2200 miles!! To put that in perspective, that’s the distance from Hollywood to Detroit!!

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You can watch the event, which goes until July 23, on NBC Sports: http://tourdefrance.nbcsports.com/.

Historical images via Le Tour de France

  • Helen Gircko

    Thanks for the info, Pee-wee! The length of the distance is impressive, but it’s not so scary if need to get to the Champs Elysees … a synonym for paradise on earth. Bonne chance!