The Tour de France   2015

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Tour de France 2014 FINAL RESULT

1.  Vincenzo Nibali - ITA
2.  Jean-Christophe Péraud  FRA
Thibaut Pinot - FRA
4.  A
lejandro Valverde - ESP
5 . Tejay Van Garderen - USA

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Tour de France 2015 - North and South

The route of the Tour de France 2015 has been announced. And it's an unusual route.... hardly a tour of France. Apart from the final Paris leg, riders will not see anything of France between Brittany and the Pyrenees, or between Amiens and the Alps.  Apart from stages 13 to 16, riders will spend almost all their time less than fifty miles from the northern French coast, or from the Spanish or Italian borders.    
   After starting on 4th July in Utrecht, Holland, and after a brief incursion inland in Belgium, the northern stages of the race are limited to the regions bordering on France's northern coastline..
   From the stage finish on 7th July in Cambrai, near the Belgian border, riders will move generally southwest as far as Vannes in Brittany, reached on 12th July; and that is the end of events as far as the northern half of France is concerned – barring of course the final sprint to the finish on the Champs Elysées in Paris.
  From 14th to 25th July 2015, the Tour de France is a "Tour du Midi", or tour of the south of France. Three days in and around the Pyrenees are followed by four days crossing over the southern fringe of the Massif Central, via Rodez  Mende and Valence, to the Alps. Then four days in the Alps, after which riders fly back to Paris for the final day's sprint.
   Essential stage details below: more details coming.....

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The 2015 Tour de France is a north and south event which will give plenty of opportunities to the hill-climbers. Seven of the Tour's 21 stages are mountain stages, taking in some of the highest passes in the Pyrenees and the Alps, including the Col du Grand Galibier, at 2642 metres.
More details coming shortly.

The 2015 Tour de France route stage by stage

Stage Date Day’s route (towns, regions) and terrain Length in Km.
1st Stage Sat 4 July Utrecht  (Netherlands) - Individual time trials 14
2nd Stage Sun 5 July Utrecht to Zeeland (Netherlands) 166
3rd  Stage Mon 6th July Antwerp to Huy (Belgium) 154
4th Stage Tues 7 July Seraing (B) to Cambrai (Nord Pas de Calais) 221
5th Stage Wed 8 July Arras (Nord Pas de Calais) to Amiens (Picardy) 189
6th Stage Thur 9 July Abbeville (Picardy) to le Havre (Normandy) 191
7th Stage Fri 10 July Livarot (Normandy) to Fougères (Brittany) 190
8th Stage Sat 11 July Rennes to Mur de Bretagne (Brittany) 179
9th Stage Sun 12 July Plemelec to Vannes (Brittany)
Team time trials
Rest day Mon 13 July Pau
10th Stage Tues 14th July Tarbes to la Pierre St. Martin (Midi-Pyrenees) 167

11th Stage

Wed 15 July Pau (Aquitaine) to Cauterets (Midi-Pyrenees) 188
12th Stage Thur 16 July Lannemezan
 to Pleateu de Beille (Midi-Pyrenees)
13th Stage Fri 17 July Muret to Rodez  (Midi-Pyrenees) 200
14th Stage Sat 18 July Rodez 
  to Mende (Languedoc-Roussillon)
15th Stage Sun 19 July Mende to Valence (Rhône-Alpes) 182
16th Stage   Mon 20 July Bourg de Péage  (Rhône-Alpes)
   to Gap (Provence-Alpes)
Rest day Tues 21 July Gap

17th Stage

Wed 22July Digne les Bains to Pra-Loup (Provence-Alpes) 161
18th Stage Thur  23July Gap (Provence-Alpes
  to Saint Jean de Maurienne (Rhône-Alpes)
19th Stage Fri 24 July Saint Jean de Maurienne to La Toussouire (Rhône-Alpes) 138
20th Stage Sat 25 July Modane Valfréjus to Alpe d'Huez (Rhône-Alpes) 110
Sun 26 July Sèvres – Paris (Ile de France) - Through the outskirts of Paris, and on to the finish on the Champs Elysées 107

Total length:  3344 km

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