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There were 199 riders starting the 2009 tour.
Professional riders arranged in teams.
First condition in order to participate in Tour de France, you will have to be part of a Pro Tour team (UCI licensed) or a team that recives a wildcard invitation from the organisation. Second condition is that you must be selected as one of the 9 riders of the team. For De Hoog it will be necessary to be part of a Pro Tour team. Then there are chances to participate in Le Tour.
The cast of Le Tour de France - 2012 includes: Maxime Aubrun as Le neveu
"Tour de France on TV" is "(le) Tour de France à la télévision" in French.
André Leducq, France, won the 1932 Tour de France
Le tour de France
Try the offical Tour de France website www.letour.fr
Greg Le Mond
There are eight summit finishes in the Tour de France.
The first Tour de France took place in 1903.