Right about now, more than 150 of the world’s most elite cyclists are charging up Col de la Hourcère in the French Pyrenees.
Over a 3-week period from August 29th to September 20, these aerobic beasts will traverse some 2,165 miles up and over 8 mountain passes. They’ll spend more than 4,800 minutes in the saddle, and reach speeds of up to 63 MPH. They’ll vie to bring their countries, teams — and sponsors — glory.
Click here to read the story from thehustle.co.
Questions for Classroom Discussion
- What is revenue?
- Why is revenue important to events like the Tour de France?
- According to this story, what are the Tour de France’s two primary revenue streams?
- According to this story, what are three examples of costs incurred by hosting the Tour de France?
- Based on what you learned from this news story, does the Tour de France make money? Why is that important?