Skip to main content

Why the Tour de France is so brutal

5,833,511 Views

783 Questions Answered

Best of Web

Let’s Begin…

The Tour de France is the most prominent cycling race in the world— and the toughest. The best riders rely on their teammates to get them through the long, flat, and hilly stages, before they take on the mountain stages on their own. Vox explores the hardest and most brutal stages of the race that make the Tour de France famous. 

Additional Resources for you to Explore

Check out the 2021 route here and which stages are predicted to be the most dramatic and must-see. 

Get to know the history of this century-old race and dig into some of its most iconic moments.

The sport of cycling was nearly consumed by doping in the last few decades, explore the lasting effects these scandals have had on cycling.

Next Section »

About TED-Ed Best of Web

TED-Ed Best of Web are exceptional, user-created lessons that are carefully selected by volunteer teachers and TED-Ed staff.

Meet The Creators

More from The World's People and Places