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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 6 – 28 July 2019

tour de france map 2018This year the tour starts in Brussels, Belgium and ends on the Champs-Elysees in Paris on Sunday 28 July 2019 via Champagne. Alsace, Burgundy, the Pyrenees and the Alpes! – much of the race in the eastern half of the country.

This, the 106th Tour de France will be made up of 21 stages and will cover a total distance of over  3,400 kilometres. 2019 sees the 100th anniversary of the leader’s Yellow Jersey

  • 7 flat stages
  • 5 hilly stages
  • 7 mountain stages and 5 mountain-top finishes
  • 1 individual time-trial stage
  • 1 team time-trial stage
  • 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