Tour de France glossary

Tour de France
Tour de France (Image credit: Bettini Photo)

To the new cycling fan, the sport can be overwhelming with a multitude of rules, riders and teams to become instantly acquatinted with to make sense of the action or simply give into the colourful blur and scenery. Compared to game of football for example, cycling is a complicated sport that requires an investment from its audience with no race day like another.

The Tour de France is the biggest race on the cycling calendar with the three-week grand tour taking place each July. For many fans, the Tour is the gateway to cycling and often their first contact with the sport.

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