The departments in the Pays de la Loire region hosted the Tour de France's cyclists on its very first edition. Indeed, it was via the department of the Vendée that the pack entered the region in 1903 on the Bordeaux-Nantes stage, destined to become a classic on the routes of the era in which the Tour de France emerged. Since this time, the cities and towns of the Pays de la Loire region have welcomed the Grand Départ of the race nine times, five of which have set out from the Vendée. In...Read more More news
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Tour de France 2017 - 18/10/2016 - Palais des congrés - Paris - France - Présentation du parcours - Thibaut PINOT, © ASO/B.BADE
Le Tour 2017 route
Tour de france 2017
Running from Saturday July 1st to Sunday July 23th 2017, the 104th Tour de France will be made up of 21 stages and will cover a total distance of 3,521 kilometres.
These stages have the following profiles:
- 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
10 new sites and stage cities
Düsseldorf (1st stage and start of stage 2), Mondorf-les-Bains (start of stage 4), Nuits-Saint-Georges (finish of stage 7), Nantua (start of stage 9), Eymet (start of stage 11), Laissac-Sévérac l’Église (start of stage 15), Romans-sur-Isère (finish of stage 16), La Mure (start of stage 17), Izoard (finish of stage 18), Salon-de-Provence (finish of stage 19)
Jersey wearers after the stage 21
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Sponsorship and Environment
Since it was founded, Amaury Sport Organisation has been involved in various sponsorship and philanthropy activities. It is the generosity of sport that can be found in a certain number of initiatives aiming to invest in the workings of the disciplines themselves (sponsorship of the French Federation of Cycling), in a humanitarian and social framework, (Mécénat Chirurgie Cardiaque, Actions Dakar, Un Techo Para Mi Pais) or in the environmental sphere (Madre De Dios, selective sorting, etc.). Read more
A.S.O. is committed to integrating environmental considerations into the organisation of its races: Limiting CO2 emissions; A quality waste management policy for the spectators but also for the organisers and the riders; The promotion of cycling as an alternative, environmentally-friendly means of transport. Read more