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Tour de France

The extraordinary professional cycle race the Tour de France and its accompanying circus and roadshow hit the roads of France in July 7-29 July 2018

Tour de France toute 2018This year the tour starts in the Vendée in Western France ends on the Champs-Elysees in Paris on Sunday 29 July 2018 via Brittany, Northern France, the Alpes and Pyrenees.

This, the 105th Tour de France will be made up of 21 stages and will cover a total distance of 3,540 kilometres

  • 8 flat stages
  • 5 hilly stages
  • mountain stages including 4 summit finishes
  • 1 individual time trial
  • 1 Team time trial
  • 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