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The most famous bicycle races in the world nowadays (Part 1)

Tour de France is the most famous cycling tournament in the world. We’ve also heard of the fact that Lance Armstrong won 7 consecutive awards.

In addition to the Tour de France there are many other famous races taking place in the world, let’s take a look at the most famous bicycle races today.

Tour de France

Tour de France is also known as the Round-trip bicycle race in France. The Tour de France first held in 1903 was the first real multi-track race in the history of cycling. This is the most famous bicycle race in the world, usually held annually for 3 weeks in July.

Tour de France has a track that is considered very tough and challenging for riders. When the corners have to cycle through France and neighboring countries. American athlete Lance Armstrong was the first person to win the race seven times in a row between 1999 and 2005.

Giro d’Italia

Giro d’Italia is the Round Italy race, one of the most famous and important cycling races after the Tour de France. Since 1909, the Giro d’Italia award has been held annually, during the 3 weeks of May with the race track leading through Italy and several neighboring countries.

The race always includes sprinters favored flat tracks, “medium-hard” stages suitable for teams that like to go ahead, and high mountain races where the race is decided. The record for the Giro d’Italia award is currently held by two Italian races, Alfredo Binda and Fausto Coppi, when each of them each won 5 victories at this race.

Vuelta a España

Vuelta a España is the third-largest cycling race of the year after the Tour de France and Giro d’Italia. This race is held every year in Spain and sometimes extends to routes in other countries such as France, Portugal, the Netherlands, or Belgium.

The race was held for the first time in 1935, the driver with the most victories in this tournament was Roberto Heras, the Spaniard who won four times.

Grande Boucle Féminine Internationale

Grande Boucle means “big loop” and describes individual stages that form a circuit around France. Women’s riders will pass shorter races than men’s, but with the public and the media less attention, it was completely overshadowed by the Tour de France.