There were 199 riders starting the 2009 tour.
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.
not in the men's tour. There is a women's Tour de France, called the Grande Boucle F�minine Internationale.
There are 29 Australian riders
the most interesting fact about the tour de France is that all the riders except Australia are gay
20 teams of 9 riders each provides for 180 participants in the 2008 Tour de France.
The riders ages range from 21 to 38 years old.
Professional riders arranged in teams.