Tour the France is big business, much like NHL or NBA. Someone with (access to) plenty of money decides that running a cycling team would be nice, so he starts to recruit good riders, either from other teams or from talented amateurs spotted at less known races. When he has a team he contacts the race organizers, pay them a starting fee and then he and his team are in.
TEAM SKY is the team that are in the 2014 Tour de France.
there is no national teams at the tour de france, every team is multinational
You cannot enter the Tour de France; the UCI and ASO invite ProTour/UCI sanctioned teams to compete.
In the year 2010, there are 22 teams.
20 teams of 9 riders each provides for 180 participants in the 2008 Tour de France.
The most well known Tour de France is a bicycle race, not a running race.
Garmin and Team Columbia highroad
Tour de France isn't raced by countries, it's raced by teams consisting of professional riders, usually from several different countries
Professional riders arranged in teams.
"Tour de" basically means "tour of". So tour de France = tour of France.
By helping their star rider to get the shortest accumulated time.
Two. Astana and Saxo Bank
Tour de France isn't raced by countries, it's raced by teams consisting of professional riders, usually from several different countries.
"Tour de France on TV" is "(le) Tour de France à la télévision" in French.
Tour de France was created in 1903.
Between 18-22 teams with 9 riders in each.
The Tour de France is oldest and most prestigious Grand Tour. There are three Grand Tours: the Tour de France, Giro d'Italia and Vuelta a Espania. The format is generally the same for each. After these three races, other races are generally shorter (either one day or multiple days) and have less teams/riders participating.
Bicycles are raced in the Tour de France
For a woman to win the Tour, they would have to race the Tour. Currently, men ride the Tour de France and women ride the Tour de France Feminin, which is a cycling grand tour for women.
bradley wiggins won the tour de france
Google "category climbs in tour de france".
Tour de France Féminin was created in 1984.
André Leducq, France, won the 1932 Tour de France