Sheffield University project will tell all about Tour de France

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The world’s biggest annual sporting event is being put under the microscope by leading academics at Sheffield University on a new website examining the Tour de France.

To celebrate the Grand Depart coming to South Yorkshire, experts are to shed fresh light on the Tour on a new web page - including its history and evolution, the science of cycling and its impact across the globe.

The university will be updating the site with videos, mp3s and blog posts featuring the work of academics from across different faculties.