ON THIS DAY - 1790: France creates departments

CYCLING - On this day 222 years ago, the end of the French Revolution rung in a new administrative structure with France being divided in départements for the first time. This was 113 years before the inaugural Tour de France. And since, all French Metropolitan departments have hosted at least one Tour de France stage, except for one (Corsica). That will end next year when La Corse will host the first three stages of the 2013 Tour de France.

Did you know? Infostrada Sports Group’s first commercial activity involved a Tour de France fantasy game? Read this interview with our CEO for a little corporate history.

BIRTHDAY - 4 March - Kenny Dalglish (Football)

Kenny DalglishFOOTBALL - Today, Kenny Dalglish celebrates his 61st birthday. Dalglish is the current Liverpool manager and as he player he was one of the biggest icons Anfield has ever produced. King Kenny was also one of the finest Scotland players ever. He stil holds his country’s cap record. Click here to view his profile on the Infostrada Sports Wall Of Fame.

Shares birthday with: Antonio Vivaldi, Bobby Womack, Chris Rea