Singapore became the first Southeast Asian country to host a Tour de France Criterium, a road cycling event. Cycling enthusiasts of all ages, shapes, and sizes attended the first Tour De France Prudential Singapore Criterium, held in the heart of the city.
Footage filmed in Singapore on Sunday shows one cyclists preparing for the race and signing autographs. The Brompton bike competition and longest track stand also can be seen in the footage.
The event was held on 29 and 30 October at The Float in the Marina Bay area of Singapore. It featured 32 riders from eight of the world’s most lauded professional cycling teams. After 65 km of circuit racing in downtown Singapore, Jonas Vingegaard won the Tour de France Prudential Singapore Criterium.
Tour de France is the most famous cycling event in the world, originating in France and dating back to 1903. It is held across 21 stages in France in July and covers around 3,500 km. Its criterium races are shorter over multiple laps – ranging between 800 m to 10 km – on a closed circuit and, in the past, have been held in countries like Japan and China.