Off the bus quotes
While the main media scrum at the start in St Gaudens was around the FDJ.fr and Thibaut Pinot, the hero of Bagneres-de-Luchon, Vincent Lavenu was talking of the consequences of Romain Bardet's bad day at the AG2R bus.
The shortest stage follows the longest one. Only 125 kilometres are scheduled for stage 17 from Saint-Gaudens to Saint-Lary-Pla d'Adet. The course includes a detour in Spain to reach the col du Portillon – that's a steep one – before going up and down via Peyresourde, Val Louron and the final ascent to Saint-Lary-Pla d'Adet where the Tour will honor exiting race speaker Daniel Mangeas who will retire after having commented for forty years. His first stage finish commentary was up there...
Saint-Gaudens / Saint-Lary Pla d'Adet
Here's another Pyrenees city that has a familiar name to cycling fans. Some of the greatest mountain stages in the history of the Tour finished there, like in 1955 when...
Le Tour 2014 route
Tour de france 2014
Running from Saturday July 5th to Sunday July 27th 2014, the 101th Tour de France will be made up of 21 stages and will cover a total distance of 3,664 kilometres.
These stages have the following profiles:
- 9 flat stages
- 5 hill stages
- 6 mountain stages with 5 altitude finishes
- 1 individual time-trial stage
- 2 rest days
9 new stage cities
Leeds, Harrogate, York, Sheffield, Cambridge, Ypres, Oyonnax, Risoul, Maubourguet Pays du Val d’Adour
Each year it is much awaited and lights up the roadside... we are talking of course about the Tour de France sponsor's parade! Discover the crazy cars of our partners and try your luck at winning gifts on...
Jersey wearers after the stage 16
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Will Joaquim "Purito" Rodriguez take the polka dot jersey back from Majka at Pla d'Adet?
- Yes, he'll also win the stage5.23%
- Yes, but the fight with Majka will go on21.16%
- No, Majka will beat him36.81%
- No, Nibali will take the lead36.81%