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Tour de France 2016 – Win with Halfords Cycling

Tour de France 2016 – Win with Halfords Cycling

Were well into Tour de France 2016 and Halfords have a great competition going on that I thought might well be worth the mention along with this neat info-graphic that they have created.

Tour de France 2016 - Win with Halfords Cycling
Le Tour de France

The prize is a Boardman SLR bike worth £1,799, with features such as an ultra-lightweight C8 Carbon Fibre frame, 22 speed SRAM Force groups, Carbon fibre forks with tapered steerer and Mavic Ksyrium Equipe wheels. It’s truly a serious piece of kit and well worth entering for a chance to win it.

Just to give you some background on Le Tour de France, assuming you’re like me and have heard of it but don’t know that much about it, the race was first organised in 1903 as a way to increase paper sales for the magazine L’Auto. It’s been held annually ever since (except during wartime) and has grown in popularity and size ever since attracting participants from all over the globe.

While the route changes each year, the format of the race stays the same with each stage of the race being a time trial. Le Tour de France stretches over 23 days, including two rest days, and covers 3,500 km always finishing in Paris at the Champs-Elysees. The winner of the coveted yellow jersey is the rider with the lowest aggregate time over all the 21 stages of the race.

In 2014, for the first time ever, the race started in Leeds, which as it turned was quite appropriate as also that year the UK won the tour with Chris Froome and his second Tour de France win. Can he do it again this year?

 

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For all the latest news go to the official Le Tour de France 2016 website.

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