Before closing out the 106th edition of the Tour de France, wanted to share some of the trivia learned in listening to coverage:
* The Tour is the world's only major sporting event free to spectators.
* Another nickname for the Tour is La Grande Boucle, the big loop.
* Each rider is assigned a number, with last year's winner having number one. We can easily see the numbers they pin to their jerseys, still with safety pins. But each rider has a number plate on their seat post which includes a small number representing the number of Tour career stage wins
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