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The 21 Stages of the Tour De France 2017

April 27th, 2017 at 3:35 AM
By Sports Media 101

1903 was the first time the cycling race was held in France. The owner of the magazine “L’Auto”, Géo Lefèvre, was planning this race and he believed it would be a major success. That year, sixty people were ready to cycle the six-staged race starting in Paris and stopping in Lyon, Marseilles, Bordeaux, Nantes and going back to Paris. Out of sixty, only 21 cyclists made it back and some of them profited from prizes.

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The 104th edition of the Tour De France will be held from 1st July-23rd July. The tour consists of 21 stages over a distance of 3,520Km. The stages will involve:

· 9 Flat

· 5 Hilly

· 5 Mountain

· 2 Trial Stages

· 2 Rest Days

The twenty-one stages of the Tour De France 2017 are as follows:

Stage 1: 13km ride starting in front of the Düsseldorf Messe. Here the cyclists will take off from east Rhine and head south east.

Stage 2: 202km flat stretch leaves from Düsseldorf and heads to Belgium in Liege.

Stage 3: In this 202km stretch, the riders will finish uphill, a steep 1.6km climb. It will start from Verviers to Longwy.

Stage 4: A 204 km stretch that will lead from Mondorf Les Bains to Vittel. It will consist of some small hills.

Stage 5: 160km leads from Vittel to La Planche des Belles Filles in the mountains. This will be a hard climb for the riders from bottom to top. This is the mountain finish.

Stage 6: 216km flat ride which is one of the longest stages in the Tour de France 2017. The route will be from Vesoul to Troyes.

Stage 7: 214km will lead to Nuits Saint Georges from Troyes. This finishes with a loop of 40km.

Stage 8: 187 km is the first mountain stage that leads to Station des Rousses from Dole. With a gradient of 6.4%, the riders will face a 11.7km ride.

Stage 9: At 181km that starts from Nantua to Chambery. Starts at Côte des Neyrolles – 3.2 kilometres, Col de Bérentin, and finally a flat leading to Col De Cuvrery.

Rest Day- Dordogne

Stage 10: 178km flat stretch from Périgueux to Bergerac.

Stage 11: Is a 202km starting from Eymet leading to Pau.

Stage 12: This is a 214km mountain toil that leaves Pau, head to Tourney then Pyrenees and finishes on the runway of the airport of Peyragudes.

Stage 13: Is a 100km ride through the Pyrenees encountering three cols and finishing in Foix.

Stage 14: 181km ride between Blagnac and Rodez that finishes with a 590 metre climb at a 9.6 gradient.

Stage 15: Is a hilly route of 189km that starts from Laissac-Sévérac l'Église and finishes in Le-Puy-en-Velay.

Rest Day: Le Puy en Velay

Stage 16: The cyclists continue from Le Puy en Velay and go through a 165km ride to Romans sure Isere.

Stage 17: Another mountain stage that starts the ride from La Mure and goes through high peaks such as Col d’Omon, Col de la Croix de Fer and Col du Galibier which finishes in Serre Chevalier.

Stage 18: This route leaves from Briançon and travels up to Izoard Pass giving the cyclists a 178km ride with toils such as Col de Vars.

Stage 19: Is a 220km route that travels from Embrum to Salon de Provence.

Stage 20: An Individual Time Trial of only 23km in Marseilles.

Stage 21: To finish off the race this is a 105km route that starts from Montgeron, leads to Paris and finishes off with eight laps in Champs Élysées.

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