2017 Tour de France

Cadel Evans in Tour de France 2011

The 2016 success was Froome’s third Tour victory after taking home the yellow jersey in 2013 and 2015. The British cyclist finished the Tour in a total time of 89 hours, 4 minutes and 48 seconds, over four minutes ahead of his nearest rival, Romain Bardet.

Peter Sagan was awarded the green jersey after finishing on 470 points as 2016’s best sprinter, well clear of second-placed Marcel Kittel (228 points) and Australia’s third-placed Michael Matthews (199).

Rafal Majka finished with the polka-dot jersey as the best climber of Le Tour. Majka finished on 209 points, a handsome lead over second-placed Thomas de Gendt (130) and third placed Jarlinson Pantano (121). Adam Yates won the white jersey for finishing as the quickest of the young riders.

The 2016 Tour de France included two individual time trials and no team time trial. There were six mountain stages, four of which had summit finishes. The 2016 edition was 158.7 kilometres longer than the 2015 version.

2017 Tour de France route

Stage Date Start Finish Distance Type
1 Sat Jul 1 Dusseldorf Dusseldorf 13km ITT
2 Sun Jul 2 Dusseldorf Liege 202km Flat
3 Mon Jul 3 Verviers Longwy 202km Hilly
4 Tue Jul 4 Mondorf-les-bains Vittel 203km Flat
5 Wed Jul 5 Vittel La planche des belles filles 160km Hilly
6 Thu Jul 6 Vesoul Troyes 216km Flat
7 Fri Jul 7 Nuits-Saint-Georges Troyes 214km Flat
8 Sat Jul 8 Dole Station des rouses 187km Mountain
9 Sun Jul 9 Nantua Chambery 181km Mountain
rest Mon Jul 10 Dordogne
10 Tue Jul 11 Perigueux Bergerac 178km Flat
11 Wed Jul 12 Eymet Pau 202km Flat
12 Thu Jul 13 Pau Peyragudes 214km Mountain
13 Fri Jul 14 Saint-Girons Foix 100km Mountain
14 Sat Jul 15 Blagnac Rodez 181km Hilly
15 Sun Jul 16 Laissac-Severac l’eglise Le Puy en Velay 189km Hilly
rest Mon Jul 17 Le Puy en Velay
16 Tue Jul 18 Le Puy en Velay Romans-sur-Isere 165km Flat
17 Wed Jul 19 La Mure Serre-Chevalier 183km Mountain
18 Thu Jul 20 Briancon Izoard 178km Mountain
19 Fri Jul 21 Embrun Salon-de-Provence 220km Flat
20 Sat Jul 22 Marseille Marseille 23km ITT
21 Sun Jul 23 Montgeron Paris Champs-Elysees 105km Flat

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