The most infamous bicycle race of all time starts tomorrow and will continue until the 24th of July where the peloton will end up riding through the iconic finnish line along the Champs-Élysées. This is the 98th Tour De France and it will begin at the Parc ‘d Avroy in Liege with a 180 km day. Coverage of this years tour can be seen on the Versus Channel or on OLN in Canada. Our favorite American to win is definitely Levi Leipheimer, but most of the buzz this year is surrounding Andy Schleck of Luxembourg. Schleck finished 2nd at last years Tour.
21 stages and will cover a total distance of 3,430.5 km.
Riders will have 2 rest days during the tour.
Le Galibier will be climbed twice, as the highest elevation the tour has ever climbed.
No Bonuses for intermediate sprints and stage finishes.
10 flat stages.
6 mountain stages and 4 summit finishes.
3 medium mountain stages.
1 individual time-trial stage (42.5 km).
1 team time-trial stage (23 km).
The Stage/route map:
And some fun facts :
- Tour De France Facts, Image provided by www.usdish.com
For Stage Schedule visit LeTour.fr
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