The day the Tour de France began – level 3


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

The race was organized by a French newspaper. The aim was to increase its circulation.

The race lasted 19 days, covering a total distance of 2,428 kilometers.

The first Tour de France was so difficult that only 21 of the 60 participants finished the race.

The race was a huge success, resulting in a significant increase in the newspaper’s circulation. Before the race, the newspaper had a daily circulation of around 25,000 copies, which more than doubled to around 65,000 copies per day during the race.

The Tour de France has since become one of the most famous and prestigious bicycle races in the world, with millions of fans watching each year.

Difficult words: circulation (copies of a newspaper sold each day), participant (a person who is active in a competition), prestigious (much respected).

What challenges have cyclists faced throughout the course of the Tour de France?


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