Tour de France 2021 wallchart infographic
Wallchart shows 2021 route, previous Tour de France winners and race statistics, including history of the Grand Depart since 1903.


Tour de France 2021 wallchart

By Chris Dinsdale

June 26, 2021 - July 18, 2021 - 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. The defining characteristic of the 2021 race is the inclusion of a double assault of the iconic Mont Ventoux and a visit to Andorra.

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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. The 2020 race is the 108th edition.

PUBLISHED: 17/06/2021; STORY: Graphic News; PICTURES: Getty Images