Tour de France Soundtracks is the tenth studio album by German electronic music band Kraftwerk, released in August 2003. It was re-released in October 2009 under the title Tour de France. The album was recorded for the 100th anniversary of the first Tour de France bicycle race, although it missed its intended release date for the actual tour. It includes a new recording of their 1983 single of the same name, the cover artwork of both releases being nearly identical.
The Tour DuPont was a cycling stage race in the United States held between 1989 and 1996, initially called the Tour de Trump. It was intended to become a North American cycling event similar in format and prestige to the Tour de France. The tour's names came from its sponsors, first the businessman (and later . President) Donald Trump and then later DuPont.
It consisted of 20 stages, over a distance of 3,714 km (2,308 mi). The winner of the previous two years, Miguel Indurain, successfully defended his title. The points classification was won by Djamolidine Abdoujaparov, while the mountains classification was won by Tony Rominger.
The young reporter was John Tesh-yes, the pop piano musician and eventual co-host of Entertainment Tonight, who in 1987 covered the Tour de France for CBS and wrote the background music for the event. Protesters at the finish line of Stage 1 of the Tour de Trump at New Paltz, New York Kevin Hogan. I’ve never been to a cycling event in my life.
The 2019 Tour de France looks set to be one for the pure climbers, with five mountain top finishes over the total distance of 3,460km. Tour de France 2019 route revealed: Five summit finishes to celebrate 100th anniversary of the yellow jersey. The race runs from Saturday July 6 to Sunday July 28 and will feature it’s usual 21 stages with two rest days after stages 10 and 15.