Not only that, how much do you win for the Tour de France?
By contrast, the winner at this year's Tour will earn €500,000 in prize money, or around £452,367, for cycling 3,470 kilometres (2,156 miles) over a gruelling three-week period.
Whence, what makes the Tour de France so difficult? In 1903, to help boost sales of the sports magazine L'Auto, editor Henri Desgrange organized a bicycle race that became the Tour de France. ... But it's the flat and mountainous stages in combination that make the Tour the most difficult bike race in the world.
As a result, has anyone won the Tour de France without winning a stage?
The 1956 Tour de France was the 43rd edition of the Tour de France, taking place from 5 to 28 July. Walkowiak became only the second rider, after Firmin Lambot in the 1922 Tour de France, to win without taking a single stage. ...
How do Tour de France riders sleep?
They stay in local hotels. Normally more than one team is in each hotel and also jouranlists and others. ... Team cooks take over the hotels kitchen and send a lit of ingredients they need so the riders have consistency in what they eat.