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 Tour de France 2022 wallchart infographic
Wallchart shows 2022 route, previous Tour de France winners and race statistics, including history of the Grand Depart since 1903.


Tour de France 2022 wallchart

By Chris Dinsdale

July 1, 2022 - July 24, 2022 - Cycling’s most prestigious race began in 1903 as a way to boost sales of a sports newspaper but soon became popular in its own right.

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Cycling’s most prestigious race began in 1903 when Henri Desgrange, editor of L’Auto sports newspaper and a keen cyclist, came up with the idea of a major cycling race to boost sales.

L’Auto was printed on yellow paper and in 1919 Desgrange initiated the yellow jersey to identify the race leader. It has become one of the most coveted prizes in sport.

The race soon became immensely popular in its own right and has been held annually ever since, with the exception of the two world wars.

PUBLISHED: 08/06/2022; STORY: Graphic News; PICTURES: Getty Images