2014 Tour de France
|2014 UCI World Tour|
|Route of the 2014 Tour de France|
|Dates||5 July 2014–27 July 2014|
|Distance||3,656 km (2,272 mi)|
The 2014 Tour de France will be the 101st edition of the Tour de France. It is scheduled to start in Leeds, West Yorkshire, England, on 5 July 2014, and will also feature a stage finish in London, before returning to France.
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 Elysees a few hours before the men arrive. The race is be part of the International Cycling Union's (UCI) 2014 elite women's calendar.
†: Invited Pro-Continental teams
Route and stages
|1||5 July||Leeds – Harrogate||191 km (119 mi)||Flat stage|
|2||6 July||York – Sheffield||198 km (123 mi)||Hill stage|
|3||7 July||Cambridge – London||159 km (99 mi)||Flat stage|
|4||8 July||Le Touquet-Paris-Plage – Lille||164 km (102 mi)||Hill stage|
|5||9 July||Ypres – Arenberg Porte du Hainaut||156 km (97 mi)||Flat stage|
|6||10 July||Arras – Reims||194 km (121 mi)||Flat stage|
|7||11 July||Épernay – Nancy||233 km (145 mi)||Flat stage|
|8||12 July||Tomblaine – Gérardmer La Mauselaine||161 km (100 mi)||Hill stage|
|9||13 July||Gérardmer – Mulhouse||166 km (103 mi)||Hill stage|
|10||14 July||Mulhouse – La Planche des Belles Filles||161 km (100 mi)||Mountain stage|
|15 July||Rest day|
|11||16 July||Besançon – Oyonnax||186 km (116 mi)||Flat stage|
|12||17 July||Bourg-en-Bresse – Saint-Étienne||183 km (114 mi)||Hill stage|
|13||18 July||Saint-Étienne – Chamrousse||200 km (124 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 km (147 mi)||Mountain stage|
|17||23 July||Saint-Gaudens – Saint-Lary-Soulan Pla d’Adet||125 km (78 mi)||Mountain stage|
|18||24 July||Pau – Hautacam||145 km (90 mi)||Mountain stage|
|19||25 July||Maubourguet Pays du Val d’Adour – Bergerac||208 km (129 mi)||Flat stage|
|20||26 July||Bergerac – Périgueux||54 km (34 mi)||Individual time trial|
|21||27 July||Évry – Paris||136 km (85 mi)||Flat stage|
Stage one will start outside The Victorian Town Hall in Leeds. The tour will then move northwards towards Harewood House. After reaching Harewood the tour will then pass up the Wharfe Valley passing through Otley, Burley in Wharfedale and the home of the famous Cow and Calf Rocks, Ilkley. After this the race then heads north via the A65 to the market town of Skipton before passing into the spectacular scenery of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. After passing northwards through part of Wharfedale into Wensleydale and through Hawes, the route continues over the Buttertubs pass and down Swaledale to Reeth. The race then heads south-east through Leyburn and the cathedral city of Ripon before finishing in Harrogate, where Mark Cavendish will have chance to add to his stage wins in the home town of his mother.
The second stage of the tour starts in York and travels into West Yorkshire thorough the towns of Knaresborough, Silsden, Keighley, Haworth, Mytholmroyd, Hebden Bridge, Elland, Huddersfield, Honley and Holmfirth. The tour then climbs over the 'Le Col de Moss', Holme Moss at 524m then descends into the valley of the Woodhead pass. Passing into Derbyshire on the northern tip of the Peak District under the shadow of the Bleaklow plateau it then climbs over the Langsett Moors. Traversing across the moor the route crosses the Ewden valley and heads towards the village of Bradfield. From here the route descends towards the city of Sheffield where stage two ends.
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- Even if the stage four is called Le Touquet-Paris-Plage – Lille, the arrival will be in Villeneuve-d'Ascq, in the Lille metropolitain area.
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