2. Step Aside, Super Bowl
The Super Bowl, World Series, Masters Tournament: these are all massive annual sporting events that involve tons of athletes and even more fans. However, the Tour de France is the world’s largest annual sporting event. The race is broadcasted to over 180 countries around the globe and upwards of 12 million spectators fly to France to catch a glimpse of the cyclists whizzing by. Additionally, 2,000 journalists are in there to cover the tour and over 4,700 hours of TV coverage are broadcast to fans who couldn’t make trip.