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Tour de France

Tour de France

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The Tour De France (or Le Tour) is the world's most pre-eminent cycling race and one of the world's largest sporting events. Each year, it attracts the world's best cyclists, who spend a gruelling three weeks pedalling their way through rolling French countryside and towering mountains. All in pursuit of the Yellow Jersey. Along the way, fans flock to cheer on their favourites and the hundreds of kilometres travelled each day are lined with enthusiastic followers just waiting for a glimpse as the riders race by. It is usually held from the first Saturday in July and ends 22 days later at the Champs-Élysées in Paris.

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2010

This year, the Tour starts in Rotterdam on the 3th of July with a prologue of 8.9 kilometres. It will cover a total length of 3,600 kilometres, visiting 3 countries; Netherlands, Belgium and of course France.

There are a prologue, 20 stages year and two rest days (in Morzine Avoriaz and Pau) this year.

StageDateStartFinishKmType
P3 JulyRotterdamRotterdam8.9Prologue
14 JulyRotterdamBrussels223.5Flat Stage
25 JulyBrusselsSpa201Hilly Stage
36 JulyWanzeArenberg Porte du Hainaut213Flat Stage
47 JulyCambraiReims153.5Flat Stage
58 JulyÉpernayMontargis187.5Flat Stage
69 JulyMontargisGueugnon227.5Flat Stage
710 JulyTournusStation des Rousses165.5Medium Mountain Stage
811 JulyStation des RoussesMorzine-Avoriaz189Mountain Stage
R12 JulyRest Day
913 JulyMorzine-AvoriazSaint-Jean-de-Maurienne204.5Mountain Stage
1014 JulyChambéryGap179Medium Mountain Stage
1115 JulySisteronBourg-lès-Valence184.5Flat Stage
1216 JulyBourg-de-PéageMende210.5Hilly Stage
1317 JulyRodezRevel196Flat Stage
1418 JulyRevelAx 3 Domaines184.5Mountain Stage
1519 JulyPamiersBagnères-de-Luchon187Mountain Stage
1620 JulyBagnères-de-LuchonPau199.5Mountain Stage
R21 JulyRest Day
1722 JulyPauCol du Tourmalet174Mountain Stage
1823 JulySalies-de-BéarnBordeaux198Flat Stage
1924 JulyBordeauxPauillac52Individual Time-Trial
2025 JulyLongjumeauParis (Champs-Élysées)102.5Flat Stage

For more information about stage schedules, news, results and overall standings you can check the official
Tour de France website (English, French, German, Spanish).

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