The Tour de France is staged in France, Europe. It is the world’s longest cycle race that takes place over 23 days and covers over 2,200 miles. The first Tour de France race was held in 1903. The youngest rider ever to win the Tour de France was Henri Comet. The oldest person to win the Tour de France was Firmin Lambot. Every year, the race takes a different route, but the finish is always in Paris. Although named the Tour de France, the race ventures into other countries such as Belgium, Italy and Spain.