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Tour de France

Tour de France

The leader's yellow jersey is worn by the cyclist with the previous day's lowest aggregate time. 960 1280

Jean Catuffe, Getty Images  

Citadel of Namur

Citadel of Namur

A pack of riders cycle pass the citadel of Namur in the town of Wallonia in southern Belgium. 960 1280

Doug Pensinger, Getty Images  

Tour de France

Tour de France

A grueling race, the Tour de France has been compared to climbing three Mount Everests. 960 1280

Lionel Bonaventure, Getty Images  

King of the Mountains

King of the Mountains

The polka-dot jersey goes to the "King of the Mountains," or that day’s best climber. The polka-dot jersey was introduced in 1975, but the title has been a part of the race since 1933. 960 1280

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Tour de France

Tour de France

The Tour covers 2,000 miles with millions of people camping out at various points along the route to get the best view of the cyclists. 960 1280

Lionel Bonaventure, Getty Images  

Les Galeries Saint Lambert shopping mall

Les Galeries Saint Lambert shopping mall

An artwork composed of 450,000 post-it notes arranged to form the image of a cycling peloton is displayed on the ceiling of the Les Galeries Saint Lambert shopping mall to celebrate the start of the Tour de France in Liege. 960 1280

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Seraing, Belgium

Seraing, Belgium

The peloton makes the climb of the Cote de Seraing, which rises for 1.5 miles at a 4.7% grade, in Seraing, Belgium. 960 1280

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L Aiguillon Sur Mer

L Aiguillon Sur Mer

The peloton rides through the village of L Aiguillon Sur Mer which is bordered by the Lay River in western France. 960 1280

Robert Laberge, Getty Images  

Redon, France

Redon, France

Riders pass through the small French village of Redon, which was centered around an abbey before transforming into a rural community in the 1960s. 960 1280

Tim De Waele, Getty Images  

Mur de Bretagne

Mur de Bretagne

The riders race past an old church on their way to the summit of Mur de Bretagne which rises in such a straight line that the finish can be seen from the bottom. 960 1280

Bryn Lennon, Getty Images  

Dinan, France

Dinan, France

The peloton rolls through the ancient streets of Dinan, a quaint French village famed for its fifteenth-century architecture. 960 1280

Doug Pensinger, Getty Images  

Chateauroux

Chateauroux

A woman on a horse runs alongside the peloton on its way to Chateauroux, a town known for its athletics that boasts miles of bike paths. 960 1280

Jasper Juinen, Getty Images  

Saint Flour

Saint Flour

The riders head through the city of Saint Flour. Split into 2 levels, Saint Flour features the upper city on the volcanic plateau of Planèze and the lower city down in the Ander valley. 960 1280

Agence Zoom, Getty Images  

Carmaux

Carmaux

The cyclists make their way through rolling hills and seas of green grass to the mining town of Carmaux. 960 1280

Jasper Juinen, Getty Images  

Luz Ardiden

Luz Ardiden

The peloton makes the climb to the ski resort town of Luz Ardiden, nestled in the Pyrenees. 960 1280

Robert Laberge, Getty Images  

Saint-Paul-Trois-Châteaux

Saint-Paul-Trois-Châteaux

The riders pass through the quaint village of Saint-Paul-Trois-Châteaux, known for its truffles, to the city of Gap. 960 1280

Doug Pensinger, Getty Images  

Pinerolo, Italy

Pinerolo, Italy

Riders make their way from Gap to Pinerolo, located southwest of Turin, Italy and famous for its fortress where a superintendent of finances to Louis XIV, Nicolas Fouquet, was imprisoned in the Iron Mask. 960 1280

Tim De Waele, Getty Images  

Col Du Galibier

Col Du Galibier

Preparing for an intense section of the race, the peloton rides up towards the Col Du Galibier, the ninth-highest paved road in the Alps. 960 1280

Doug Pensinger, Getty Images  

Grenoble, France

Grenoble, France

The cyclists arrive in the city of Grenoble in southeastern France at the foot of the French Alps. 960 1280

Robert Laberge, Getty Images  

Paris

Paris

The peloton heads into Paris for the final stage which has finished with laps of the Champs-Élysées since 1975. 960 1280

Jean Catuffe, Getty Images  

The stakes are high at a fast and furious horse race. 960 1280

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Traditional garb is part of racing culture, including this collection of Belmont Stakes pins and ties with jockey silks. 960 1280

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The horses prepare for the main event at the 2010 Belmont Stakes in New York. 960 1280

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Horses rush to the finish at the 2010 Grand National Meeting at Aintree Racecourse in northern England. 960 1280

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The Royal Ascot is a stately British tradition with the royal family who view the race from the Royal Enclosure. 960 1280

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Fancy hats are always in style at the running of the Preakness in Baltimore. 960 1280

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Mud flies through the air as the horses race to the finish at the Kentucky Derby. 960 1280

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Churchill Downs in Louisville, KY, fills up with women in fancy hats, many sipping mint juleps, to celebrate Derby day. 960 1280

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The Dubai World Cup at Meydan Racecourse offers the largest prize in horse-racing -- $10 million for the winner. 960 1280

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Spectators gather at the Longchamp Racecourse outside of Paris during the Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe. 960 1280

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Comerica Park

Comerica Park

Welcome to Comerica Park, where the Detroit Tigers play all their home baseball games. The Fly Ball Ferris wheel, Beer Hall, Comerica carousel and the Detroit Tigers Walk of Fame are fun park attractions for fans of all ages. 960 1280

memories_by_mike, flickr  

AT&T Park

AT&T Park

Located in San Francisco’s South of Market (SoMa) neighborhood, AT&T Park has been home to Major League Baseball’s San Francisco Giants since 2000. While in the area, tourists and baseball fans can picnic at China Basin Park, check out the Giants’ Wall of Fame and enjoy fun activities in the Coca-Cola Fan Lot -- before or after the game. 960 1280

Brent Hellickson, Flickr  

MGM Grand Detroit

MGM Grand Detroit

Stay at the MGM Grand Detroit, one of 3 casino resort hotels in the city. R&B singer Ashanti, rock ‘n’ roller Kid Rock and other celebrities have been spotted here. It is the first luxury casino resort hotel in a major metropolis outside of Las Vegas. 960 1280

MGM Grand Detroit  

St. Regis San Francisco

St. Regis San Francisco

Built in 2005, the St. Regis San Francisco -- located in the city’s SoMa neighborhood -- offers the best in luxury: rooms with great beds and bathrooms, 24-hour butler service, Ame restaurant (which combines Eastern and Western flavors), the exclusive Remede Spa and a pool. 960 1280

Oyster.com  

Motown Historical Museum

Motown Historical Museum

Travel back in time to see where soulful legends -- including Smokey Robinson & The Miracles, The Temptations, The Jackson 5, Stevie Wonder and Diana Ross & The Supremes created some of the biggest hits in American music history. The popular tourist attraction chronicles the life of Motown Records founder Berry Gordy, Jr., and the evolution of the entertainment enterprise through photographs, artwork, music, costumes and other memorabilia. 960 1280

Dig Downtown Detroit, Flickr  

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

Take a leisurely stroll through the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art to see its internationally recognized collection of modern and contemporary art. The dynamic art center is home to about 27,000 paintings, sculptures, photography, architecture and media arts for visitors to learn, reflect and be inspired. 960 1280

Caroline Culler, Wikimedia Commons  

Edsel Ford Freeway

Edsel Ford Freeway

Don’t expect a quick commute in Detroit. According to state police, 24 mph is usually as fast as cars can travel along the Edsel Ford Freeway during congested traffic or when bottleneck traffic strikes in the Motor City, going eastbound near Linwood Avenue. 960 1280

Bob Julius, Flickr  

James Lick Freeway

James Lick Freeway

Traffic reporters urge tourists to avoid driving on the James Lick Freeway (US 101) in the afternoon, when the traffic is usually bumper to bumper. Leaving the city? Try heading out of the City by the Bay in the morning when traffic is still hectic but not as congested as it is during the afternoon rush hour. 960 1280

Whole Wheat Toast, Flickr  

The Uniroyal Tire

The Uniroyal Tire

Take a short trip to the Detroit suburb of Allen Park to see the world’s largest tire. The 12-ton Uniroyal Tire, once a Ferris wheel at the 1964 New York World’s Fair, was moved to its current roadside location in 1966. 960 1280

James Marvin Phelps, Flickr  

Alcatraz Island

Alcatraz Island

Gangsters, including Al Capone and George “Machine Gun” Kelly, were locked behind bars on Alcatraz Island, located in the San Francisco Bay. Alcatraz is home to an abandoned prison, the site of the oldest operating lighthouse on the West Coast and a military fort. 960 1280

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Detroit People Mover

Detroit People Mover

Get around Detroit’s Central Business District with the Detroit People Mover -- a light-rail system that operates on an elevated, single-track loop, with connections to local courts, sports arenas, major hotels, retail districts and more. 960 1280

ellenm1, Flickr  

Market Street Railway

Market Street Railway

Locals and tourists make their way around San Francisco on the BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) and the Market Street Railway, aka streetcars. A streetcar ride is a great way to explore the city’s diverse neighborhoods, stunning vistas and historic sites. 960 1280

Smart Destinations, Flickr  

Coney Island Hot Dogs

Coney Island Hot Dogs

Chili dogs called Coney Island hot dogs are a hot commodity in the Motor City. Try one of these delicious hot dogs with all the fixings at Lafayette Coney Island (pictured) or stop by next door to sample one at American Coney Island. 960 1280

jdolenga, Flickr  

Cioppino

Cioppino

During your visit to the City by the Bay, make sure you try cioppino. This fish stew originated in San Francisco. The Italian-American dish is usually a combination of Dungeness crab, clams, shrimp, scallops, squid, mussels, fish, fresh tomatoes and wine sauce. 960 1280

Kelly Sue DeConnick, Flickr  

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