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'TOUR DE FRANCE'
The Tour de France is the world's best-known bicycle race. Started in 1903 and run every year, it is nowadays a 23-day, 21-stage road race usually covering more than 3,500 kilometres (2,200 mi).
'FOOTBALL'
French Football League Ligue 1, Ligue 2, League Cup Official news.
'TENNIS'
Tennis is phenomenally popular in France, and courts are everywhere. Tourists can usually get a temporary membership at the local club for a nominal fee.
'RUGBY'
Rugby is the second most popular team sport in France after football and is actually the dominant sport in most of the southern half of the country.
'PETANQUE'
Pétanque is mostly played in the South of France. Professional players play the very competitive form of Pétanque which is called Pétanque Sport, under precise rules. The competitive form is played by about 480,000 persons licenced with the Federation Française de Pétanque et Jeu Provençal (FFPJP). The FFPJP is the 4th largest sports féderation in France.
'HANDBALL'
There are over 300,000 licensed handball players in France, and the handball national team is one of the most watched and supported along with the football and the rugby union ones.
'BASKETBALL'
Basketball is also a popular team sport with 447,942 licensed players. As of the 2007-08 NBA season, 12 French citizens have played in the NBA in the USA and Canada.
'SAILING'
Professional sailing in France is centred on singlehanded/shorthanded ocean racing with the pinnacle of this branch of the sport being the Vendee Globe . Other significant events include the Solitaire du Figaro, Mini Transat 6.50, Tour de France a Voile and Route de Rhum transatlantic race. France has been a regular competitor in the Americas Cup since 1998.

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