There were 199 riders starting the 2009 tour.
Between 18-22 teams with 9 riders in each.
20 teams of 9 riders each provides for 180 participants in the 2008 Tour de France.
There are 169 riders as of July 27th., with 29 having withdrawn since the start.
No. You have to be a part of a team to be allowed to race in the Tour de France
Riders participating in the Tour de France use bicycles. They also wear helmets, cycling shoes, and clothing in their team colors.
There are 29 Australian riders
not in the men's tour. There is a women's Tour de France, called the Grande Boucle F�minine Internationale.
One for each time the race has been held of course!
The riders ages range from 21 to 38 years old.