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2007 Tour by numbers

As one of the world's largest sporting events, the Tour de France boasts a huge impact and infrastructure. Here is a look at the numbers behind Le Grande Boucle:

4,500: accredited people (organization, teams, media, publicity caravan, service)
2,400: vehicles (including 200 vehicles in-race and 135 trucks in TV technical area at finish line)
725: staff in Tour race organization
1,300: hotel beds reserved each night for Tour race organization and teams
189: professional riders in the Tour Peloton (21 teams of nine riders)
280: team staff members
45: motorcycle patrolmen of the Garde Républicaine
10: policemen of the Tour permanent task force
23,000: police officers along the Tour roadside for traffic control
1700: accredited journalists, photographers, TV cameramen, consultants and producers
185: countries with TV coverage of the Tour
51: countries with live TV coverage of the Tour
4,500,000,000: people will view the Tour de France worldwide on TV
3,200: hours of total TV coverage
12,000,000: roadside spectators (81% French / 19% other)
15,000,000: free gifts handed out during the Tour de France
34: stage cities

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