The day the Tour de France began – level 1


The first Tour de France starts on July 1, 1903, in Paris.

A French newspaper organizes the race because it wants to have more readers.

The race is 19 days long. It is 2,428 kilometers long.

The first Tour de France is very difficult. 60 riders start, but only 21 riders finish the race.

The race is a success. During the race, the number of readers goes from 25,000 per day to 65,000.

Today, the Tour de France is one of the most famous bicycle races in the world.

Difficult words: race (a moment when one person wants to be better than other people), success (when you get what you want).

What are some of the challenges that the riders face during the first Tour de France?


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