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The 2018 Tour de France, by the numbers

By Agence France-Presse • Updated
The peloton whooshed through the fields of corn on the way to Pau during stage 11. Photo: Iri Greco / BrakeThrough Media | www.brakethroughmedia.com

Do you like numbers? Facts and figures? Stats and metrics? Well, our friends at Agence France-Presse put together this compilation of all the numbers that define this 2018 Tour de France.

1: The dossard number given to Chris Froome, defending champion
1: Instance where the race leaves France (to Spain on stage 16)
2: Time trials; one team time trial (Cholet) and one individual TT (Espelette)
2: Rest days (July 16 and 23)
3: Summit finishes (La Rosière, Alpe d’Huez, Col du Portet)
4: Leader’s jerseys (yellow, green, polka-dot, and white)
5: French teams in the race
6: Mountain stages
7: Ambulances on course
8: Circuits of the Champs-Elysées on July 29, stage 21
8: Riders per team
8: Flat stages
8: Cameras on bikes in the peloton, each stage
9: Hors catégorie climbs (Plateau des Glières, Bisanne, Col du Pré, Madeleine, Croix-de-Fer, Alpe d’Huez, Col du Portet, Tourmalet, Aubisque)
10: Doctors at the race throughout the Tour
11: Estimated spectators — in millions — alongside the route (average, between 10 and 12 million)
11: Kilometers, in length, of the publicity caravan
16: Race commissaires
16: Number of items — in millions — distributed by the publicity caravan
20: Percentage of roadside spectators from outside of France
21: Stages
22: Teams in the race
26: Climbs in this edition (hors catégorie, category 1 and 2)
36: Départements of France visited by the race
36: French winners since 1903
39: Villages, towns, or cities hosting stages
53: Cols and côtes of the route
60: Kilometers of AV cables for media coverage at the finish of each stage
60: TV channels that carry the race live
65: Distance of the shortest stage, in kilometers (Bagnères-de-Luchon-Col du Portet, stage 17)
90: TV and radio commentators
100: Amaury Sport Organisation employees
105: Edition of the Tour
105: Hours of live coverage
126: Pageviews — in millions — on the official Tour de France website
160: Vehicles in the publicity caravan
176: Riders in the race
190: Countries that broadcast the race
231: Longest stage, in kilometers (Fougères-Chartres, stage 7)
450: Number of team staff at the Tour
500: Daily prize for wearing the yellow jersey, in euros
579: Towns the Tour will pass through
600: Staff in the publicity caravan
1,000: Minimum prize for any rider who finishes the race, in euros
2,000: Journalists, consultants, and photographers (at the 2017 edition)
2,215: Highest point of the 2018 race, in meters (Col du Portet, stage 17)
3,351: Total distance, in kilometers
3,600: Number of signs marking dangerous points on the route
4,000: Length in meters of barriers for start and finish of each stage
4,500: People on the Tour each day (not including the public)
11,000: Prize for a stage win, in euros
20,000: Prize for most combative rider of the Tour de France
29,000: Gendarmes, police, and firefighters on the Tour
44,465: Meters of climbing in this Tour
100,000: Recyclable trash bags distributed along the route
402,000: Approximate distance of the 104 Tours raced since 1903
403,200: Number of pedal strokes by a rider to complete the Tour de France (estimated by Sportlab 2017)
500,000: Prize for the overall win, in euros
2,287,750: Total amount of prizes and primes, in euros

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