1. There are a lot of riders in the Tour de France
As the biggest race on the cycling calendar—basically, the “Super Bowl” of the sport—every big team is gunning for the title. This year there will be 198 cyclists on 22 different teams, with 18 UCI WorldTeams making the cut, including Team Sky, AG2R La Mondiale, Orica–Scott, Movistar Team, and Team Sunweb. The race has four UCI Professional Continental teams as wild cards, including Cofidis, Direct Énergie, Fortuneo–Vital Concept, and Wanty–Groupe Gobert.
The 2016 race set a record with 174 cyclists finishing the Tour de France, besting the 2010 event, which had 170 riders finish. Can this group beat that number in 2017? Tune in starting July 1, and keep watching to find out.
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