Tour De France Speech COM225

Tour De France Speech COM225 - Le Tour De France General...

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Le Tour De France General Purpose: To Inform. Specific Purpose: to inform my listeners all about the Tour De France. Central Idea: To let me listeners know about one of the most exciting and grueling sporting events on the planet. Introduction: I. Imagine yourself coming up over the next plateau and seeing the finish line. You feel as though you have finally made it. You have been riding for almost 3 hours now and the only thing you want to do is get off of your bike and into a nice comfy chair. Once you cross the finish line you realize that you have only completed the first leg of what is one of the most grueling races on the face of the earth. II. Researchers claim that participants can burn up to 10,000 calories per day. The race I am referring to is the Tour de France, or Le Tour De France. Throughout my speech I will inform you about the history of the tour, how the tour is run, and also the drug scandals that have plagued the tour. (Transition: The first tour was run in 1903.) Body 1: I. The Tour was founded as a publicity event for the newspaper L'Auto by its editor, Henri Desgrange , to rival the Paris-Brest et retour and the Bordeaux- Paris . a. L'Auto announced the race on January 19 , 1903 . It proved to be a great success for the newspaper, increasing circulation from 25,000 before the 1903 Tour to 65,000 after it. II. Today, the Tour is organized by the Société du Tour de France, a subsidiary of Amaury Sport Organization or ASO. III. For the first half of its history, the Tour was a near-continuous loop, often running close to France's borders. a.
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This note was uploaded on 04/05/2008 for the course COM 225 taught by Professor Stephens during the Spring '08 term at Mesa CC.

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