What is a cycling race called in France? Tour de France is considered to be the world’s “most prestigious and most difficult” bicycle race. It is an annual men’s event, which is primarily held in France. The race also occasionally passes through neighbouring countries.
What is France’s main sport? Football (soccer) is the most popular sports in France, with 1,993,270 licensed players in the leagues.
Why is Tour de France so popular? Considering its global popularity, it’s hard to believe that the Tour de France started as a simple marketing stunt for a French newspaper. It began as a six-day tour organized to promote daily sports journal L’Auto (today known as L’Équipe), in hopes of helping it outsell its then-competitor Le Vélo.
Where do people cycle in France? The French Alps. Like the Pyrenees, the French Alps are another popular destination for road cyclists looking for the challenges of the high mountain passes. Located in the east of France on the border with both Switzerland and Italy the Alps offer plenty of cycling options.