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Tour de France

Tour de France Premier professional road cycling race in Europe. Raced over three weeks from the end of June, it travels across all types of terrain in a series of timed stages. It mostly circles France, occasionally venturing into neighbouring countries, and ends in Paris. The first Tour was in 1903.

Year

Winner

Country

1989

Greg Le Mond

USA

1990

Greg Le Mond

USA

1991

Miguel Induráin

Spain

1992

Miguel Induráin

Spain

1993

Miguel Induráin

Spain

1994

Miguel Induráin

Spain

1995

Miguel Induráin

Spain

1996

Bjarne Riis

Denmark

1997

Jan Ullrich

Germany

1998

Marco Pantini

Italy

1999

Lance Armstrong

USA

2000

Lance Armstrong

USA

2001

Lance Armstrong

USA

2002

Lance Armstrong

USA

2003

Lance Armstrong

USA


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Tour de France

Tour de France a French race for professional cyclists held annually since 1903, covering approximately 4,800 km (3,000 miles) of roads in about three weeks, renowned for its mountain stages. The overall leader after each stage wears the famous yellow leader's jersey.

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