Tour de France 2020

The 2018 Tour de France, by the numbers

Do you like numbers? Facts and figures? Stats and metrics? Here is the 2018 Tour de France, by the numbers.

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