Popular Biking Races

There are many biking races in the world that many people enjoy watching. The first race that I want to talk about is the Tour de France. The Tour de France is considered the hardest biking race in the world, which makes sense as to why so many people watch it. The Tour de France was started in 1903. There has been a massive issue in Tour de France regarding doping, which is essentially using performance enhancing drugs while competing. As I mentioned in my last blog post, Lance Armstrong, participated in this, which greatly cost him. The Tour de France involves a variety of terrain where some parts are flat, but other parts can be difficult to bike on. Another popular biking race is the Tour de Suisse. The Tour de Suisse is very popular in Switzerland. The Tour de Suisse started in 1933 making it much younger than the Tour de France. One connection between the Tour de Suisse and the Tour de France is that many bikers will do the Tour de Suisse before they try to attempt the Tour de France. Another popular biking race is the Vuelta a Espana. The Vuelta a Espana was started in 1935, which is pretty close to when the Tour de Suisse started. The first winner of the Vuelta a Espana was Gustaaf Deloor. There are many other cycling races held around the world that are extremely popular. The only one of these three that I was aware of was the Tour de France as that is always a huge event.

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  1. I noticed that the races you mentioned were all overseas. Is there any race that is popular here in the states? It really is unfortunate that Lance Armstrong put himself in the position that he was put in.

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