Tour de France

Cruise the French countryside and follow the peloton as the cyclists make their way through the 2,000 miles of the annual Tour de France.
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The leader's yellow jersey is worn by the cyclist with the previous day's lowest aggregate time.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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

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

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.

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.

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

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

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