Pages that link here:
History of cycling started immediately after first bicycles were introduced in second half of 19th century, when bicycles started being used for all kinds of recreational activities. Here you can learn more about history of cycling.
Tour de France is the oldest and famous endurance multi-stage event that has over last 100 years represented the pinnacle of worldwide bicycle racing. Here you can learn more about its long history, stats and most important winners.
Spanish endurance cycling event Vuelta a España was created in 1935, very quickly managing to become respected as one of the three most difficult bicycle racing events in the world. Based on the form and rule set of other two Grand Tours, this Spanish race is today regarded as the best yearly cycling event in the world.
Immediately after the success of Tour de France, Italy formed their own plans of creating ambitious 20+ day endurance cycling race that would attract drivers from all around the world. Their efforts paid off with the creation of Giro d'Italia that is still driven each year.