Cycling has a long history of not talking about things. The omerta that covered up decades of doping has deep cultural roots in the sport, and riders who disrupt the status quo tend not to make it very far. It's not just cheating that cyclists don't talk about, though; it's anything controversial. Last year was the first year that a nonwhite rider Egan Bernal of Colombia won the coveted yellow jersey. Meanwhile, there are just five Black riders on the rider World Tour , the highest tier of professional road cycling. That's less than 1 percent of the riders at the peak of the sport.
9 beautiful stops on the 2020 Tour de France route
Tour de France - Wikipedia
It began in It is held in France, every summer. In recent years it has ended with a race through the centre of Paris , past the Eiffel Tower. It is among the most famous , and has some of the highest prizes, of bike races in Europe.
2023 Tour de France: to start from the Basque Country
Here are some of our favourite images from the last three weeks. With the race taking place it was important for safety measures to be put in place to protect all involved — spectators, riders, staff and employees. The riders encounter a variety of environments as they traverse France: from the streets of the cities and towns, to countryside roads and mountainous peaks. Imagery from the Tour is not just about wide shots showing the sweeping vistas across the country providing drama and interest, close-up and detail shots of the action can convey just as much to the viewer. The Tour would be a duller and quieter spectacle if it did not attract the thousands of fans who gather along the route of each stage.
Doping has been present in the Tour de France cycling races since Doping is when a drug is taken by an athlete to improve his or her performance. In the beginning, Tour cyclists would ingest alcohol, ether, and other addicting substances, to dull the pain in endurance cycling competitions. Later on, riders began using substances and drugs to improve their performance and endurance, rather than diminishing the pain. Soon the government and other people began to notice these practices, so.