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01/07/1903 The first Tour de France bicycle race begins

The Tour de France is an annual multiple stage bicycle race primarily held in France, while also occasionally making passes through nearby countries. The race was first organized in 1903 to increase sales for the newspaper L'Auto, which is currently run by the Amaury Sport Organisation.


  • Essentials 

  • 1903 Tour de France 

  • Origin 

  • Rules and course 

  • Participants 

  • Race overview 

  • Aftermath