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Unbelievable Stats on Le Tour

Its that time of year again where 300,000+ Australians stay up till 2:00am to watch the worlds largest annual sporting event, Le Tour De France. For all unaware of just how big the event is we are here to share the stats and facts that will blow your mind. Overview Running from Saturday July 4th to Sunday July 26th 2015, the 102th Tour de France will be made up of 21 stages, totalling up to 3,360km covered in that period with only 2 rest days. Within the three weeks riders will spend around 85 hours in the saddle with an average speed of 40.69 km/hr. The highest stage climbs to an altitude of 2645m or the equivalent of 8 Eiffel Towers. The teams There are 198 riders on the tour consisting of 22 teams. Each team has 9 riders, 4 coaches, 4 mechanics, 5 carers, 2 hospitality staff, 1 director...

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