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2017 Route

Sporting aspects

The route

Running from Saturday July 1st to Sunday July 23rd 2017, the 104th Tour de France will be made up of 21 stages and will cover a total distance of 3,540 kilometres.

  • - 9 flat stages
  • - 5 hilly stages
  • - 5 mountain stages including altitude finishes (La Planche des Belles Filles, Peyragudes, Izoard)
  • - 2 individual time-trials stages
  • - 2 rest days

The 2017 Tour de France will include a total of 23 mountains climbs or hills and altitude finishes ranked in second, first or HC class.

The geographic distribution will be as follow:

  • - 1 in the Vosges
  • - 6 in the Jura
  • - 8 in the Pyrénées
  • - 2 in the Massif central
  • - 6 in the Alps

Distinctive aspects of the race

HEXAGON + 3
The 104th Tour de France will visit three neighboring countries: Germany, Belgium and Luxemburg. In France, 34 counties will be visited.

25 YEARS AFTER...
It hadn’t happened since 1992. The five main mountain ranges of France will be on the program in 2017. The Tour will visit, in the following order, the Vosges, the Jura, the Pyrenees, the Massif Central and the Alps. The highlight will be the very first stage finish at the top of the Col d’Izoard.

OPENING AND (ALMOST) FINISH IN SOLO
It’ll be after a 14-kilometre time-trial in the streets of Düsseldorf that the first Yellow Jersey of the 2017 Tour de France will be awarded. In Marseille, after the 20th and penultimate stage, a 22.5 kilometre time-trial, the winner of the 104th edition of the Grande Boucle will be crowned.

BONUSES
Re-introduced in 2015 after a seven-year absence, bonus seconds will again be up for grabs at the finishes of all the normal stages. There will indeed be 10, 6 and 4 seconds to be gained for the first three of each stage.

POINTS
The green jersey will be awarded to the leader of the points classification. These points will be given out at the finishes of each stage as well as on the unique intermediate sprints of normal stages.
The polka-dot jersey will be on the shoulders of the leader of the best climbers’ classification. Points will be awarded at the top of each Col or Côte and the three altitude finishes (La Planche des Belles Filles, Peyragudes, Izoard).

10 new sites and stage cities

  • šDüsseldorf (1st stage and start of stage 2)
  • Mondorf-les-Bains (start of stage 4)
  • šNuits-Saint-Georges (finish of stage 7)
  • Nantua (start of stage 9)
  • Eymet (start of stage 11)
  • šLaissac-Sévérac l’Église (start of stage 15)
  • Romans-sur-Isère (finish of stage 16)
  • La Mure (start of stage 17)
  • šIzoard (finish of stage 18)
  • Salon-de-Provence (finish of stage 19)

The stages

STAGETYPEDATESTART AND FINISHDISTANCEDETAILS
 
 
 
 
 
 
1Individual time trialSaturday, July 1stDüsseldorf / Düsseldorf14 km
2FlatSunday, July 2ndDüsseldorf / Liège203.5 km
3HillyMonday, July 3rdVerviers / Longwy212.5 km
4FlatTuesday, July 4thMondorf-les-Bains / Vittel207.5 km
5HillyWednesday, July 5thVittel / La planche des belles filles160.5 km
6FlatThursday, July 6thVesoul / Troyes216 km
7FlatFriday, July 7thTroyes / Nuits-Saint-Georges213.5 km
8HillySaturday, July 8thDole / Station des rousses187.5 km
9MountainSunday, July 9thNantua / Chambéry181.5 km
-Rest dayMonday, July 10thDordogne
10FlatTuesday, July 11thPérigueux / Bergerac178 km
11FlatWednesday, July 12thEymet / Pau203.5 km
12MountainThursday, July 13thPau / Peyragudes214.5 km
13MountainFriday, July 14thSaint-Girons / Foix101 km
14HillySaturday, July 15thBlagnac / Rodez181.5 km
15HillySunday, July 16thLaissac-Sévérac l'Église / Le Puy-en-Velay189.5 km
-Rest dayMonday, July 17thLe Puy-en-Velay
16FlatTuesday, July 18thLe Puy-en-Velay / Romans-sur-Isère165 km
17MountainWednesday, July 19thLa Mure / Serre-Chevalier183 km
18MountainThursday, July 20thBriançon / Izoard179.5 km
19FlatFriday, July 21stEmbrun / Salon-de-Provence222.5 km
20Individual time trialSaturday, July 22ndMarseille / Marseille22.5 km
21FlatSunday, July 23rdMontgeron / Paris Champs-Élysées103 km

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