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Tour de France 2017

The extraordinary professional cycle race the Tour de France and its accompanying circus and roadshow hit the roads of France in July 1-23 July 2017

Tour de France 2017 mapThis year the tour starts in Dusseldorf, Germany and ends on the Champs-Elysees in Paris on Sunday 23 July 2017 via Luxembourg, the Pyrenees and the Alpes.

This, the 104th Tour de France will be made up of 21 stages and will cover a total distance of 3,540 kilometres

  • 9 flat stages
  • 5 hilly stages
  • 5 mountain stages including 4 summit finishes
  • 2 individual time trial stages
  • 2 rest days

You may not be a cycling fan, but it is worth checking the route and timings as the passing of the Tour can cause chaos – roads closed, hotels booked and thousands of spectators making their way to/from the route.

More info on the Tour de France 2017