Video: A Beginner’s Guide to the Tour de France

We’ve had to wait a little longer than in most other years, but at long last the Tour de France is set to get underway this Saturday. Each year, cycling fans eagerly anticipate this amazing event, while making their predictions on who will go home with the famed and coveted Yellow Jersey.

If you’re not already a fan of pro cycling or Le Tour, but you’re wondering what all the hype is about, then this video will help get you ready for the first stage—which takes place in Nice—on Saturday. The clip shares history, strategy, and unique insights into what exactly makes the TdF the biggest sporting event in the world on an annual basis.

Kraig Becker