By Robbie Blakeley, Senior Contributing Reporter
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - In answer to the Tour de France, the Tour do Rio gets underway today (Wednesday, August 28th) for its fourth annual event. The bicycle race, which will see over hundred entrants traverse across the state of Rio as they cover over 800km (almost 500 miles) of mountainous track over four days.
The course is divided into five stages, passing over twenty cities and will begin and end here in the city of Rio itself, as cyclists chase the R$180,000 prize money.
The first stage sees contestants cycle from . . .