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2013 TdF in Numbers

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June 24, 2013 (Issy-les-Moulineaux, France) – Ever wonder how many people are involved in making the legendary Tour de France happen every year? Or are you a person who enjoys knowing things like how many vehicles are present in the publicity caravan, how many Tour de France apps are downloaded, or how many police officers are mobilized for the event? If so, scroll down to get a view of the TdF in numbers.

Total people involved: 4,500 (includes organisation, teams, media, partners, publicity caravan, service providers)

Riders
– 198 riders at the start (22 teams of 9 riders)
– 300 support personnel
– 17 members on the stewards’ committee

Route in 2013
– 3,404 kilometres (21 stages)
– 36 stage towns
– 537 French municipalities crossed
– 37 French departments visited

Organisation
– 100 permanent staff of A.S.O.
– 280 temporary staff
– 1,450 beds reserved every day for the organisers and teams

Medical Service
– 10 emergency doctors, 1 anaesthetics nurse
– 6 ambulances, 2 medical cars, 1 motorcycle, 1 X-ray truck

Security
– 47 police motorcyclists
– 13 police officers (permanent police mission for the Tour)
– 23,000 officers from the various police divisions mobilised
– 1,000 General Council agents

Medias (2012 edition)
– 2,000 journalists, consultants, photographers
– 560 different media covering the race
– 350 newspapers/magazines, press agencies or websites
– 85 TV channels, of which 60 broadcast live
– 75 photo agencies
– 50 radio stations

TV broadcasting
– Broadcasts to 190 countries
– Around 100 channels, 60 of them broadcasting live
– New national stations broadcasting live: Estonia (ETV), Israel (Sport5), Kazakhstan (KAZsport)
– New regional broadcaster (Middle East and North Africa): Aljazeera Sport (23 countries)
– 9 stages broadcast in full
– 86 hours of live footage (international signal)
– Over 5,000 hours of programmes worldwide
– 3.5 billion viewers worldwide (2012)

Internet (2012 edition)
– 11.5 million unique visitors hits (in July)
– 133 million pages viewed (in July)
– 4 languages: French, German, Spanish, English (the most visited version)
– 925,000 fans on Facebook
– 150,000 followers on Twitter
– 800,000 apps on the Tour de France downloaded

Partners
– 44 partner brands including 4 new partners
– 4 Club Partners
– 9 Official Partners
– 6 Institutional and Environmental Partners
– 2 Media Partners
– 14 Official Suppliers
– 6 Technical Partners
– 7 Official Sponsors

Publicity Caravan
– 180 vehicles
– 37 brands
– 600 people
– 14.5 million gifts handed out
– 12 kilometres of precession
– 35 minutes of show-time
– 54 people involved in supervision including 13 police officers

Spectators lining the route (2012 edition)
– 12 million spectators
– 68% men and 32% women
– 53% under 50 years of age, of which 12% were under 25
– 80% French spectators and 20% foreign spectators
– 38 different nationalities counted
– 6 hrs 50 minutes of presence at the road-side (6 hrs for flat stages, 8 hrs 50 minutes for mountain stages)
– 92% of people come with family or friends (in groups of 4 to 5 people on average)

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