Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Two weeks in Alameda ... and the Tour de France 2015
here. The Tour de France is the world's largest annual sporting event. It has a worldwide television audience of 3.5 billion people with over 188 countries broadcasting it. With 4,700 hours of TV coverage 121 different television channels across the world show this race every year. (Here, on TV in Atlanta, the ceremonies in Paris last Sunday of the end of the Tour were cut short and a NASCAR show came instead...sigh!) More than 2,000 journalists from many countries attend the Tour each year. It also attracts 12 million+ spectators along the route who do not have to pay to watch it. Below is Chris Fromme winner of the 2015 Tour de France and also overall winner of the polka-dot jersey.