Spain’s Contador wins Tour de France

Every summer, cyclists from around the world compete in the Tour de France.  From July 3 to July 25, cyclists  braved mountain passes and bumpy cobblestone roads on the course that began in Rotterdam, in The Netherlands, passed through Belgium, then traveled throughout France.

The total course length was 3,642 kilometers.  One kilometer = 0.621371 miles, so the course length was about 2,263 miles.  That’s a lot of pedaling!

This year’s winner, Alberto Contador, is a cyclist from Spain.  This is the third time he has won the Tour de France.

Do you like to ride a bike?  What’s the longest trip you have ever made on a bike?

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