2014 Tour de France

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2014 Tour de France
2014 UCI World Tour
TDF2014.jpg
Route of the 2014 Tour de France
Race details
Dates 5 July 2014 (2014-07-05)–27 July 2014 (2014-07-27)
Stages 21
Distance 3,656 km (2,272 mi)
Palmares
2013
2015

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.[1][2][3]

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.[4]

Teams[edit]

All 18 teams in the UCI's Proteam category are entitled, and obliged, to enter the race. Four UCI Professional Continental teams have also been invited.[5]

†: Invited Pro-Continental teams

Route and stages[edit]

The first three stages were announced on 17 January 2013 by Welcome to Yorkshire.[6][7]

List of stages[8]
Stage Date Course Distance Type Winner
1 5 July LeedsHarrogate 191 km (119 mi) Flat stage
2 6 July YorkSheffield 198 km (123 mi) Hill stage
3 7 July CambridgeLondon 159 km (99 mi) Flat stage
4 8 July Le Touquet-Paris-PlageLille[9] 164 km (102 mi) Hill stage
5 9 July YpresArenberg Porte du Hainaut 156 km (97 mi) Flat stage
6 10 July ArrasReims 194 km (121 mi) Flat stage
7 11 July ÉpernayNancy 233 km (145 mi) Flat stage
8 12 July TomblaineGérardmer La Mauselaine 161 km (100 mi) Hill stage
9 13 July GérardmerMulhouse 166 km (103 mi) Hill stage
10 14 July MulhouseLa Planche des Belles Filles 161 km (100 mi) Mountain stage
15 July Rest day
11 16 July BesançonOyonnax 186 km (116 mi) Flat stage
12 17 July Bourg-en-BresseSaint-Étienne 183 km (114 mi) Hill stage
13 18 July Saint-ÉtienneChamrousse 200 km (124 mi) Mountain stage
14 19 July GrenobleRisoul 177 km (110 mi) Mountain stage
15 20 July TallardNîmes 222 km (138 mi) Flat stage
21 July Rest day
16 22 July CarcassonneBagnères-de-Luchon 237 km (147 mi) Mountain stage
17 23 July Saint-GaudensSaint-Lary-Soulan Pla d’Adet 125 km (78 mi) Mountain stage
18 24 July PauHautacam 145 km (90 mi) Mountain stage
19 25 July Maubourguet Pays du Val d’AdourBergerac 208 km (129 mi) Flat stage
20 26 July BergeracPérigueux 54 km (34 mi) History.gif Individual time trial
21 27 July Évry – Paris 136 km (85 mi) Flat stage

Stage One

Banner in York for the Grand Depart

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.[10] 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.[11]

Stage Two

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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tour de France: Yorkshire to host start of 2014 race". BBC News. Retrieved 14 December 2012. 
  2. ^ "Yorkshire 2014 Grand Départ, London to host a stage - Tour de France 2013". 
  3. ^ "Tour de France 2014: Yorkshire, Olympic Park, Mall feature". BBC News. Retrieved 17 January 2013. 
  4. ^ "Tour de France to host one-day women's stage on the Champs-Elyseés". The Guardian. 1 February 2014. Retrieved 3 February 2014. 
  5. ^ "Teams Selection of Tour de France 2014". letour.com. 28 January 2014. Retrieved 30 January 2014. 
  6. ^ "Yorkshire to host the 2014 Tour de France". yorkshire.com. 14 December 2012. Retrieved 15 December 2012. 
  7. ^ "British Start To 2014 Tour De France Presented". Cyclingnews.com. 14 December 2012. Retrieved 17 January 2013. 
  8. ^ "2014 Route". Le Tour. Retrieved 24 October 2014. 
  9. ^ Even if the stage four is called Le Touquet-Paris-PlageLille, the arrival will be in Villeneuve-d'Ascq, in the Lille metropolitain area.
  10. ^ "Maps from Yorkshire's grand departe". The Telegraph. 14 December 2012. Retrieved 17 January 2013. 
  11. ^ "Mother of All Routes". Daily Mail. 14 December 2012. Retrieved 17 January 2013. 

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