Cycling Scholarships Draw Attention During Tour de France
The Tour de France is an annual bicycle race that is the most well-known and prestigious of the cycling tournaments known as the “Grand Tours.” The other two Grand Tours are the Giro d’Italia, held annually in May, and the Vuelta a Espana, held in August and September annually in Spain.
The Tour de France lasts three weeks and covers approximately 2,200 miles (3,600 kilometers) throughout France and some bordering countries.
The race is divided into day-long stages and the individual finish times from each stage are totaled to determine the overall winner at the conclusion of the race. The last leg of the race, since 1975, has been along the Champs-Élysées in Paris.
Are you a cyclist? If so, it could help you pay your way through college. Take a look at a few cycling scholarships that are available. Not only is it a great way to stay fit and in shape, but some people go on to make careers out of the sport. If that’s not your long-term goal, focus on enjoying the sport through college.
- California Polytechnic State University offers a scholarship for undergraduate active members of their Wheelmen Cycling Club.
- Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University offers a scholarship for undergraduate active members of the school’s cycling club.
- Palm Beach County, Florida resident graduating seniors who participate in a bicycle ride sponsored by the West Palm Beach Bicycle Club and submit an essay or poster on bicycle safety are eligible for the Ray Howland Scholarship if they will be full-time students at a college, university or vocational school after their high school graduation.
Who know’s, maybe you will be the next Lance Armstrong!