Races-The Three Grand Tours

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Le Tour de France (Tour of France)

Le Tour de France is a 3 week long stage race around France. Most have heard of Lance Armstrong. He is a Seven Time Consectutive Winner of Le Tour de France. He stole the record for wins from Miguel Indurain, only winning 5 times in a row, and Bernard Hinault, Eddy Merckx and Jacques Anquetil, winning 5 non consecutive times. Le Tour de France is the most important of all of the Three Grand Tours.

Giro d' Italia (Tour of Italy)

A 3 week long stage race around Italy. It is the most important stage race after le Tour de France. Most simply call it the GIRO.

Vuelta a España (Tour of Spain)

"The Vuelta a España bicycle race is one of the three "Grand Tours" of Europe and, after the Tour de France and the Giro d'Italia, is the third most important road cycling stage race in the world.(wikipedia)"