Tour De France 7th-29th July
Tour de France is underway. In Vendee last Saturday, the race began. It’s the 105th time the worlds biggest bike race will take place. The heat is building up and as always the competition is full of surprises. Columbia Cyclist Gaviria won the first stage of the race, suprising everyone. Not a bad start for his first Tour de France.
We’ll be showing all the stages throughout the race here at the Back Page.
Here is a breakdown of the race by each stage and over schedule.
Stage 1, Saturday 7 July: Noirmoutier-En-L’Ïle to Fontenay-Le-Comte (201km)
Stage 2, Sunday 8 July: Mouilleron-Saint Germain to La Roche-Sur-Yon (182.5km)
Stage 3, Monday 9 July: Cholet (team time trial, 35.5km)
Stage 4, Tuesday 10 July: La Baule to Sarzeau (195 km)
Stage 5, Wednesday 11 July: Lorient to Quimper (204.5 km)
Stage 6, Thursday 12 July: Brest – Mûr de Bretagne Guerlédan (181 km)
Stage 7, Friday 13 July: Fougères to Chartres (231 km)
Stage 8, Saturday 14 July: Dreux to Amiens Métropole (181 km)
The sprinters could be scuppered by the Normandy crosswinds – conditions will be crucial.
Stage 9, Sunday 15 July: Arras Citadelle to Roubaix (156.5 km)
Stage 10, Tuesday 17 July: Annecy to Le Grand-Bornand (158.5 km)
Stage 11, Wednesday 18 July: Albertville to La Rosière (108.5 km)
Stage 12, Thursday 19 July: Bourg-Saint-Maurice Les Arc to Alpe d’Huez (175.5 km)
Stage 13, Friday 20 July: Bourg d’Oisans to Valence (169.5 km)
Stage 14, Saturday 21 July: Saint-Paul-Trois-Châteaux to Mende(188 km)
Stage 15, Sunday 22 July: Millau to Carcassonne (181.5 km)
Stage 16, Tuesday 24 July: Carcassonne to Bagnères-de-Luchon(218 km)
Stage 17, Wednesday 25 July: Bagnères-de-Luchon to Saint-Lary-Soulan (65 km)
Stage 18, Thursday 26 July: Trie-sur-Baïse to Pau (171 km)
Stage 19, Friday 27 July: Lourdes to Laruns (200.5 km)
Stage 20, Saturday 28 July: Saint-Pée-sur-Nivelle to Espelette (individual time trial, 31 km)
Stage 21, Sunday 29 July: Houilles to Paris (116 km)