#TourDeFrance

.Tokyo, Japan
The entire route accumulated a staggering 4,865 metres of climbing. (Photo Credit: PTI)

  • Ecuador's Richard Carapaz won Olympic gold in the men's cycling road race
  • It was only Ecuador's second-ever gold at the Olympics
  • Slovenia's Tadej Pogacar had to be content with bronze

.Paris, France
Mark Cavendish is a British road racing cyclist. (Photo Credit :Twitter/@MarkCavendish)

  • Cavendish broke down and wept after sprinting to his first Tour de France stage victory in five years
  • This victory took his tally of wins to 31
  • Cavendish made the Deceuninck Tour de France roster after sprinter Sam Bennett pulled out

.Paris, France
Mathieu Van der Poel won stage 2 of the Tour de France. (Photo credit: Twitter/mathieuvdpoel)

  • Mathieu Van der Poel is the grandson of late cycling icon Raymond Poulidor
  • VDP collected the maximum of 18 bonus seconds for crossing the summit in the lead twice
  • "My main aim is Tokyo," he said

Chris Froome was injured on Saturday in the opening stage of the Tour de France. (Photo credit: Twitter/chrisfroome)

  • Chris Froome was caught in an accident on the opening day of Tour de France
  • Froome remained seated on the road for several minutes before getting back on the bike and completing the stage
  • Froome won the Tour in 2013, 2015, 2016, and 2017

.Cape Town, South Africa
South Africa's Nic Dlamini set off on cycling's Tour de France on Saturday, a long way from the township of his childhood. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@Nich_Dlamini)

  • Nic Dlamini says there was an outpouring of joy when he was selected for the Tokyo Olympics
  • He would be taking part in the world's greatest bike race, the first black South African to do so
  • Nic is the Siya Kolisi of cycling in Africa,' his ports director said

Julian Alaphilippe dusted himself off from a fall to claim the first yellow jersey of the Tour de France. (Photo credit: Twitter/@regionbretagne)

  • World champion Alaphilippe shot up the early section of the final 3km climb
  • Australia's Michael Matthews was second and is second overall at 16 seconds
  • Alaphilippe is no stranger to the yellow jersey having spent much of the 2019 Tour in the lead

.Paris, France
Tour de France is an annual men's multiple-stage bicycle race primarily held in France. (Photo credit: Twitter/TourdeFrance)

  • The incident occurred some 45km away from the finish line of stage one
  • The massive fall involved around half of the peloton
  • One rider pulled out after the accident

.Brest, France
Stage 1 of the Tour de France will flag off on Saturday. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@LeTour)

  • Defending champion Tadej Pogacar will take the centre stage in the competition
  • The first stage of the three week will be 197 kilometers
  • Riders will have to work around two loops between Brest and Landernau to complete the first stage