The Book about Tour de France, written by authors of this web page

The page you are just visiting is a kind of online Annex of a book publication, which was written by the authors of this webpage. The book is divided into three main chapters, one of which is an extensive statistical and cartographic annex, mapping the 100 years of the Tour de France.

Tour de France: geographical approach to the history of sport event

authors: Vladimír Bačík, Michal Klobučník
publisher: LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing
ISBN-13: 978-3659486678
Paperback, 244 pages

The Tour de France, a three weeks´ bicycle race has a unique position in the sports world. The main purpose of the study is not only in offering an answer to the questions “Who“ or “When“, but mainly “Where“. The analysis was focused on the spatial dimension of Tour de France considering the aspect of localization and evaluation of different stage centers as well as the most important mountain ascents included in the competition itinerary in its history. Important part is also summation of the main results and basic statistics of the 100 editions of “La Grande Boucle” with an emphasis on some characteristics not yet accentuated. The focus is on important persons of the history of the race and on different nations in the form of partial successes of performers and countries in individual historical decades. Integral part of the book is a comprehensive cartographic-statistical annex based on data organized in a database structure. This publication should contribute to the overall orientation in this field for the researchers engaged in geography of sports and sport history.

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If you want to use something from our page in your paper, web, post..., please cite this:
BAČÍK, V., KLOBUČNÍK, M. (2014): Tour de France: geographical approach to the history of sport event, LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing, 244 p.
BAČÍK, V., KLOBUČNÍK, M., (2013): History of Tour de France from the Geographical Point of View, Sport Science Review, vol. XXII, no. 3-4, 2013, p. 255 - 277, DOI: 10.2478/ssr-2013-0013

Here we would like to express our respect and thanks to all participants and organizers of this prestige event, as well as to highlight the possibilities of geography and bring a new look at this phenomenon


 Main page
 Historical overview
 Winners only
 Jerseys winners
 Summary statistics
 Winners of stages
 Winners of stages on a map
 Our book about TdF


 General statistics
 Ascents statistics
 Stages statistics
 Custom winners statistics
 Chord diagrams - visualization

 Search places of the Tour
 Search winner of the stage
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 Display list of all places
 Find nearest stage place
 Map of TdF places
 Thematic map of start places
 Thematic map of finish places
 Map of general classification of places


 Display list of all ascents
 Display map of all ascents
 Thematic map of all ascents
 Find nearest ascent
 The Alps ascents
 The Pyrenees ascents
 The Jura ascents
 The Massiv Ccentral ascents
 The Cevennes ascents
 The Vosges ascents
 The Black Forest ascents