History of the World Tour de France cycling race

The largest cycling tournament in the world Tour de France is a sports event loved by tens of millions of people around the world but little is known about the history of this race and its history.

The idea of ​​Tour de France dates back to the 1900s. At that time, there was a major sports newspaper in France – L’Auto Velo. When L’Auto Velo published an article supporting Mr. Albert Dreyfus – a French soldier accused of selling military secrets to Germany – made L’Auto Velo sponsor angry and decided to set up a newspaper. sports to be a competitor – Le Velo. After Dreyfus, France split into two camps – those who believed that Dreyfus was guilty and those who thought he was innocent. The sponsor sided with the first, and forced L’Auto Velo to change its name to L’Auto.

The competition between the two newspapers became fierce and L’Auto quickly lost ground to the opponent. To survive, the newspaper needs to do something stronger.

This idea was formed in 1902 by Georges Lefèvre – a journalist of L’Auto. He wants to have a tough, long, scale and better bike race than any race before. The first tour de France began on July 1, 1903, starting in Montgeron on the outskirts of Paris with 60 riders participating in the competition, a 6-stage race with a total length of 2,428 km from Paris cities (and also the destination of each leg) such as Lyon, Marseille, Toulouse, Bordeaux and Nantes and then return to Paris. There are many days-off between the stages. This race has fascinated the audience from 1903 to the present, except during World War 1 (from 1915 to 1918) and World War 2 (from 1940 to 1946) is not advanced. Executive organization. The race has been successful and is held every year for 3 weeks of July with the race across France and neighboring countries.

Tour de France is often seen as the most difficult bicycle race in the world and with this race has a total of 21 stages, a journey of about 3,360 km in 3 weeks, including up and down mountain routes. Not only that, the endurance of the riders is also challenged by the time of the race this year in the hot and hot sun of summer.

Usually riders will have 2 days off between rides. This year, a total of 22 racing teams including 5 French teams, the rest are from the United States, England, Germany, Belgium, Netherlands, Switzerland, Russia, South Africa, Australia, Spain, Italy, Kazakhstan.

Singapore GP racing: Opening Asia under the shimmering lights

Young driver Charles Leclerc and the famous Ferrari team had a dramatic victory against the reigning champion Hamilton of Mercedes at the Monza race.

With two straight-field victories, the #16 driver lit the double runner-up opportunity for Ferrari this season, despite the bobbing performance of his fellow team-mate Sebastian Vettel.

The 15th leg of the season hosts the island nation of Singapore. This is considered a traditional night race running on the bustling streets shimmering lights in Singapore by Marina Bay.

The first Singapore GP took place in 2008, the year that Ferrari’s Massa racer won the pole but the winner of this race was Alonso of Renault (two years later in 2010, Alonso replaced Raikkonen as a Massa teammate in Ferrari). According to information from the moderator of the Formula 1 tournament, Singapore GP will have 2 seasons held under the contract signed until 2021.

As a street race, the track is set based on traffic around the bay, the Marina Bay Street Circuit has a total length of 5,065 km including 13 left and 10 right corners. The riders completed a total of 61 laps with a total journey of 308,828 km in a counter-clockwise direction. In contrast to the high-speed Monza, the track in Singapore has the lowest entry speed, largely because of the use of narrow streets.

So this is a race with a total time of approximately 2 hours, last year is the shortest Singapore GP race with the time of Lewis Hamilton winner 1 hour 51 minutes 11,611 seconds. In order to have a perfect lap, the F1 car must be set high downforce so that the car in and out of the car can still keep up the necessary speed.

Engine (gearbox), brakes, suspension, the cooling system will be the top concern of the engineering team. The record for 1 round was set in 2018 with the achievement of Lewis Hamilton, 1 minute 36,015, improved over 10 seconds compared to the first years playing here. It is truly impressive development of the ability of F1 cars to be able to do.

Pirelli specifies Soft (C5, red) – Medium (C4, yellow) – Hard (C3, white) tires. The drivers and teams prepare their own tactics according to the list of selected tires.

With the current stormy weather in Southeast Asia, rain tires will be provided for this race by default. The track has 2 DRS segments on the two longest lines at this track, one is the line going through the starting/destination line (the point specified in front of crabs 22) and the other is in the middle of the 5-7 lane (the point of determination) 4). This year the track has one more DRS zone (bringing the total number of DRS zones to 3) located in the straight line between crabs 13-14 with the point located behind crab 12 to improve the ability to overtake the race.

However, overtaking each other in Singapore is considered by the riders to be “not easy to eat” when competing, so the ranking results on Saturday almost determine 100% of the final result of the race. In the past, Hamilton and Vettel both won 4 stages here. Two other champions, Alonso 2 (2008, 2010) and Rosberg 1 (2016), both have left the tournament.

Distinctive by the overall score with the team chasing nearly the total victory of four races, Lewis Hamilton will almost successfully defend the championship in the 2019 season, raising his personal achievements to six times the world champion after the legendary with 7 times world champion Michael Schumacher.

However, once Ferrari has truly revived, plus Red Bull’s determination to lose nothing, finding the glory in the remaining 7 races of the #44 racer season and the “Silver Arrow” appears not as simple as the monopoly seasons are over. This will be interesting for the fans of Formula 1 to follow up to the last race this season.

Top 5 most famous cycling race in the world today

There are many other famous races taking place in the world, let’s take a look at the 5 most famous bicycle races today.

Tour de France

Tour de France, also known as cycling race Around France. The first Tour de France in 1903 was the first truly multi-track race in the history of cycling. This is the most famous bicycle race in the world, usually held every year for 3 weeks of July. Tour de France has the track is considered very harsh and challenging for riders. When drivers have to cycle through France and neighboring countries. American athlete Lance Armstrong was the first to win the race seven times in a row from 1999 to 2005.

Giro d’Italia

Giro d’Italia is the Around Italy race, one of the second most famous and important bicycle races after the Tour de France. Since 1909, the Giro d’Italia has been held every year for the three-week period of May with a racing route that leads through Italy and some neighboring countries. The race always includes the flat tracks favored by sprinters, the medium-hard stages suitable for those who prefer to go ahead and the alpine races where the race is decided. The record for the Giro d’Italia is currently held by two Italians, Alfredo Binda and Fausto Coppi, when each of them has won 5 victories in this race.

Vuelta a España

Vuelta a España is the 3rd largest bicycle race of the year after the Tour de France and Giro d’Italia. This race is held every year in Spain and sometimes extends into the territory of some other countries such as France, Portugal, the Netherlands or Belgium. The race was first held in 1935, the driver who won the most in this tournament was Roberto Heras, the Spaniard who won the final four times.

Grande Boucle Féminine Internationale

Grande Boucle Féminie Internationale is also known as the Tour de France for women. The girls will make it through the shorter races than the male riders, but the public and the press are less interested, completely overshadowed by the Tour de France.

Tour Down Under

Tour Down Under is a bicycle race around Adelaide South Australia, first organized in 1999. This race is also part of the UCI World Tour system and increasingly attracts many famous names in the world. projected. Simon Gerrans is the most prolific champion with 4 first place in this race. Tour Down Under is the highest rated non-European cycling race today.