2014 Tour de France
|2014 UCI World Tour, race 18 of 29|
|Route of the 2014 Tour de France|
|Dates||5 July 2014– 27 July 2014|
|Distance||3,663.5 km (2,276 mi)|
The 2014 Tour de France is the 101st edition of the Tour de France. It started in Leeds, West Yorkshire, England, on 5 July 2014, followed by a stage finish in London, before returning to France.
- Ag2r-La Mondiale
- BMC Racing Team
- Team NetApp-Endura†
- Trek Factory Racing
- Bretagne-Séché Environnement†
- IAM Cycling†
- Movistar Team
- Team Europcar
- Team Sky
- Belkin Pro Cycling
- Omega Pharma-Quick Step
- Team Katusha
- Team Tinkoff-Saxo
†: Invited Pro-Continental teams
Before the start of the race, Chris Froome, Alberto Contador, Vincenzo Nibali and Alejandro Valverde were among the main favourites for overall victory. Froome crashed out of the Tour on stage 5, and Contador followed on stage 10. German rider Jens Voigt is competing in his seventeenth and final Tour.
The Grand Départ team presentation took place on 3 July in Leeds at the First Direct Arena, after a ceremonial ride from the University of Leeds. The ceremony included performances from Embrace and Opera North.
Route and stages
The first three stages were in England, starting in Leeds. This is the fourth Tour de France to contain stages in England (after 1974, 1994 and 2007) and the only edition to contain more than two stages in England.
|1||5 July||Leeds – Harrogate (United Kingdom)||190.5 km (118 mi)||Flat stage||Marcel Kittel (GER)|
|2||6 July||York – Sheffield (United Kingdom)||201 km (125 mi)||Medium-mountain stage||Vincenzo Nibali (ITA)|
|3||7 July||Cambridge – London (United Kingdom)||155 km (96 mi)||Flat stage||Marcel Kittel (GER)|
|4||8 July||Le Touquet-Paris-Plage – Lille Metropole (Villeneuve-d'Ascq)||163.5 km (102 mi)||Flat stage||Marcel Kittel (GER)|
|5||9 July||Ypres (Belgium) – Arenberg Porte du Hainaut||155.5 km (97 mi)||Flat stage with cobblestones||Lars Boom (NED)|
|6||10 July||Arras – Reims||194 km (121 mi)||Flat stage||André Greipel (GER)|
|7||11 July||Épernay – Nancy||234.5 km (146 mi)||Flat stage||Matteo Trentin (ITA)|
|8||12 July||Tomblaine – Gérardmer La Mauselaine||161 km (100 mi)||Medium-mountain stage||Blel Kadri (FRA)|
|9||13 July||Gérardmer – Mulhouse||170 km (106 mi)||Medium-mountain stage||Tony Martin (GER)|
|10||14 July||Mulhouse – La Planche des Belles Filles||161.5 km (100 mi)||Mountain stage||Vincenzo Nibali (ITA)|
|15 July||Rest day|
|11||16 July||Besançon – Oyonnax||187.5 km (117 mi)||Flat stage|
|12||17 July||Bourg-en-Bresse – Saint-Étienne||185.5 km (115 mi)||Medium-mountain stage|
|13||18 July||Saint-Étienne – Chamrousse||197.5 km (123 mi)||Mountain stage|
|14||19 July||Grenoble – Risoul||177 km (110 mi)||Mountain stage|
|15||20 July||Tallard – Nîmes||222 km (138 mi)||Flat stage|
|21 July||Rest day|
|16||22 July||Carcassonne – Bagnères-de-Luchon||237.5 km (148 mi)||Mountain stage|
|17||23 July||Saint-Gaudens – Saint-Lary-Soulan Pla d’Adet||124.5 km (77 mi)||Mountain stage|
|18||24 July||Pau – Hautacam||145.5 km (90 mi)||Mountain stage|
|19||25 July||Maubourguet Pays du Val d’Adour – Bergerac||208.5 km (130 mi)||Flat stage|
|20||26 July||Bergerac – Périgueux||54 km (34 mi)||Individual time trial|
|21||27 July||Évry – Paris||137.5 km (85 mi)||Flat stage|
There are four main classifications contested in the 2014 Tour de France, with the most important being the general classification. The general classification is calculated by adding each cyclist's finishing times on each stage. The cyclist with the least accumulated time is the race leader, identified by the yellow jersey; the winner of this classification will be considered the winner of the Tour. In 2014, there are no time bonuses given.
Additionally, there is a points classification, which awards a green jersey. In the points classification, cyclists get points for finishing among the best in a stage finish, or in intermediate sprints. The cyclist with the most points leads the classification, and is identified with a green jersey.
There is also a mountains classification. The organisation categorises some climbs as either hors catégorie, first, second, third, or fourth-category; points for this classification are won by the first cyclists that reach the top of these climbs, with more points available for the higher-categorized climbs. The cyclist with the most points leads the classification, and is identified with a polka dot jersey.
The fourth individual classification is the young rider classification, marked by the white jersey. This classification is calculated the same way as the general classification, but the classification is restricted to riders who were born on or after 1 January 1989.
For the team classification, the times of the best three cyclists per team on each stage are added; the leading team is the team with the lowest total time. The riders in the team that lead this classification are identified with yellow numbers and helmets.
For the combativity award, a jury awards points after each stage to the cyclists they consider most combative. The cyclist with the most votes in all stages leads the classification.
- In stage 2, Bryan Coquard, who was third in the points classification, wore the green jersey, because Marcel Kittel (in first place) wore the yellow jersey as leader of the general classification and Peter Sagan (in second place) wore the white jersey as leader of the young riders' classification during that stage
- In stages 3–5, Romain Bardet, who was second in the young riders' classification, wore the white jersey, because Peter Sagan (in first place) wore the green jersey as leader of the points classification. Also, in stages 6-7, Michał Kwiatkowski wore the white jersey for the same reason.
|Denotes the leader of the General classification||Denotes the leader of the Mountains classification|
|Denotes the leader of the Points classification||Denotes the leader of the Young rider classification|
|Denotes the leader of the Team classification|
Standings below as after the ninth stage
|1||Tony Gallopin (FRA)||Lotto-Belisol||38h 04' 38"|
|2||Vincenzo Nibali (ITA)||Astana||+ 1' 34"|
|3||Tiago Machado (POR)||Team NetApp-Endura||+ 2' 40"|
|4||Jakob Fuglsang (DEN)||Astana||+ 3' 18"|
|5||Richie Porte (AUS)||Team Sky||+ 3' 32"|
|6||Michał Kwiatkowski (POL)||Omega Pharma-Quick Step||+ 4' 00"|
|7||Alejandro Valverde (ESP)||Movistar Team||+ 4' 01"|
|8||Pierre Rolland (FRA)||Team Europcar||+ 4' 07"|
|9||Alberto Contador (ESP)||Team Tinkoff-Saxo||+ 4' 08"|
|10||Romain Bardet (FRA)||Ag2r-La Mondiale||+ 4' 13"|
|1||Peter Sagan (SVK)||Cannondale||267|
|2||Bryan Coquard (FRA)||Team Europcar||156|
|3||Marcel Kittel (GER)||Giant-Shimano||146|
|4||Alexander Kristoff (NOR)||Team Katusha||117|
|5||Mark Renshaw (AUS)||Omega Pharma-Quick Step||101|
|6||André Greipel (GER)||Lotto-Belisol||98|
|7||Greg Van Avermaet (BEL)||BMC Racing Team||87|
|8||Vincenzo Nibali (ITA)||Astana||75|
|9||Tony Gallopin (FRA)||Lotto-Belisol||71|
|10||Blel Kadri (FRA)||Ag2r-La Mondiale||63|
|1||Tony Martin (GER)||Omega Pharma-Quick Step||18|
|2||Blel Kadri (FRA)||Ag2r-La Mondiale||17|
|3||Alessandro De Marchi (ITA)||Cannondale||17|
|4||Nicolas Edet (FRA)||Cofidis||12|
|5||Joaquim Rodríguez (ESP)||Team Katusha||11|
|6||Thomas Voeckler (FRA)||Team Europcar||8|
|7||Cyril Lemoine (FRA)||Cofidis||6|
|8||Sylvain Chavanel (FRA)||IAM Cycling||6|
|9||Simon Yates (GBR)||Orica-GreenEDGE||5|
|10||Jens Voigt (GER)||Trek Factory Racing||4|
Young Riders classification
|1||Michał Kwiatkowski (POL)||Omega Pharma-Quick Step||38h 08' 38"|
|2||Romain Bardet (FRA)||Ag2r-La Mondiale||+ 13"|
|3||Thibaut Pinot (FRA)||FDJ.fr||+ 1' 06"|
|4||Tom Dumoulin (NED)||Giant-Shimano||+ 4' 08"|
|5||Peter Sagan (SVK)||Cannondale||+ 16' 11"|
|6||Tom-Jelte Slagter (NED)||Garmin-Sharp||+ 27' 54"|
|7||Jon Izagirre (ESP)||Movistar Team||+ 41' 40"|
|8||Matteo Trentin (ITA)||Omega Pharma-Quick Step||+ 42' 01"|
|9||Nelson Oliveira (POR)||Lampre-Merida||+ 43' 13"|
|10||Simon Yates (GBR)||Orica-GreenEDGE||+ 45' 01|
|1||Astana||114h 22' 53″|
|2||Belkin Pro Cycling||+ 22"|
|3||Ag2r-La Mondiale||+ 53"|
|4||Team Sky||+ 5' 31"|
|5||Omega Pharma-Quick Step||+ 9' 31"|
|6||BMC Racing Team||+ 10' 45"|
|7||Team Tinkoff-Saxo||+ 15' 03"|
|8||Movistar Team||+ 20' 05"|
|9||Lampre-Merida||+ 20' 08"|
|10||Trek Factory Racing||+ 20' 11"|
Women will take part on the final day of the 2014 Tour de France in a race called La Course by Le Tour de France. The riders will finish on the Champs-Élysées a few hours before the men arrive. The race is part of the International Cycling Union's (UCI) 2014 elite women's calendar.
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