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2014 Tour de France

Cadel Evans in Tour de France 2011The 2014 Tour de France begins on Saturday, July 5 and will span across 21 stages and 3,656km.

In 2014 the race will kick off in the United Kingdom and also make stops in Spain and Belgium before concluding in France on Sunday, July 27.

The 2014 Tour de France will include nine flat stages, five hilly stages, six mountain stages, and one individual time trial. As always, the Alps and Pyrenees stages will have an influence on the General Classification outcome.

The fifth stage of the the 2014 Tour will see riders endure 15.4 kilometres of dreaded cobbled-stone sectors, before crossing the finish line in Arenberg Porte du Hainaut.

Date Stage Location Distance TV
Sat, July 5 1 Leeds to Harrogate 191km SBS
Sun, July 6 2 York to Sheffield 198km SBS
Mon, July 7 2 Cambridge to Londres 159km SBS
Tue, July 8 4 Le Touquet-Paris-Plage to Lille Metropole 164km SBS
Wed, July 9 5 Ypres to Arenberg 156km SBS
Thu, July 10 6 Arras to Reims 194km SBS
Fri, July 11 7 Epernay to Nancy 233km SBS
Sat, July 12 8 Tomblaine to Gerardmer La Mauselaine 161km SBS
Sun, July 13 9 Gerardmer to Mulhouse 166km SBS
Mon, July 14 10 Mulhouse to La Planche des Belles Filles 161km SBS
Wed, July 16 11 Besancon to Oyonnax 186km SBS
Thu, July 17 12 Bourg-en-Bresse to Saint-Etienne 183km SBS
Fri, July 18 13 Saint-Etienne to Chamrousse 200km SBS
Sat, July 19 14 Grenoble to Risoul 177km SBS
Sun, July 20 15 Tallard to Nimes 222km SBS
Tue, July 22 16 Carcassonne to Bagneres-de-Luchon 237km SBS
Wed, July 23 17 Saint-Gaudens to Saint-Lary-Soulan Pla d’Adet 125km SBS
Thu, July 24 18 Pau to Hautacam 145km SBS
Fri, July 25 19 Maubourguet Pays du Val d’Adour to Bergerac 208km SBS
Sat, July 26 20 (ITT) Bergerac to Perigueux 54km SBS
Sun, July 27 21 Evry to Paris Champs-Elysees 136km SBS

Cycling Articles

The clenbuterol crisis and accidental doping

The clenbuterol crisis and accidental doping

by , 25 Apr 2014

Australia’s Michael Rogers has dodged a doping bullet. The three-time world time trial champion was provisionally suspended from racing after testing positive to clenbuterol after winning the Japan Cup late last year. The test came after Rogers spent a period of time racing in China last October, a country where clenbuterol is known to be […]

Doping cheats must be banned from cycling and management for life

Doping cheats must be banned from cycling and management for life

by , 25 Apr 2014

“The evidence establishes conclusively that Mr Bruyneel was at the apex of a conspiracy to commit widespread doping on the USPS and Discovery Channel teams spanning many years and many riders.” “Similarly, Dr Celaya and Mr Marti were part of, or at least allowed themselves to be used as instruments of, that conspiracy.” The above […]

Rogers eyes Le Tour after doping saga ends

by , 25 Apr 2014

A relieved Michael Rogers has set his sights on this year’s Tour de France after his sanity was tested during a five-month doping saga. The three-time world time trial champion was notified on Wednesday that cycling’s world governing body had lifted his suspension and cleared him to resume racing after testing positive to the banned […]

Cyclist Rogers has doping result reversed

by , 24 Apr 2014

Australia’s former world time trial champion Michael Rogers can race again after cycling’s governing body accepted that meat he ate in China likely caused his positive doping test. Rogers, an Olympic bronze medallist, helped persuade the International Cycling Union that he was not intending to cheat. “Upon careful analysis of Mr. Rogers’s explanations and the […]

Can a reborn Gilbert sweep the Ardennes again?

Can a reborn Gilbert sweep the Ardennes again?

by , 22 Apr 2014

Philippe Gilbert is winning races again and the cycling world is a better place. Do two wins this week mean Philippe Gilbert is back? Despite not being Dutch, the Amstel Gold Race is as close as you can get to Gilbert’s home ground. His name has become almost synonymous with the race’s iconic Cauberg climb […]

Face it, Orica-GreenEDGE has too many Australians

Face it, Orica-GreenEDGE has too many Australians

by , 22 Apr 2014

Sunday’s Amstel Gold Race was a sublime example of how to win a bike race, with victory snaffled by the inimitable Philippe Gilbert, so ably supported by rest of the BMC Racing Team roster present on the day. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve sat in a nondescript hotel room and listened to […]

Leaner Gilbert eyes Ardennes treble

by , 22 Apr 2014

A new, leaner Philippe Gilbert stormed to victory at the Amstel Gold Race, and then set his sights on a second Ardennes cycling treble. It was his third victory on the 251.8km course that began in Maastricht and ended in Valkenburg on Sunday with a demonstration of Gilbert’s strength after he accelerated away from the […]

Re-mojoed Gilbert can now eye a second Ardennes triple

Re-mojoed Gilbert can now eye a second Ardennes triple

by , 21 Apr 2014

There was something of a deja-vu when I tuned in to watch the finale of Easter Sunday’s Amstel Gold race in Valkenburg. In fact, I initially felt rather short-changed. “So annoying,” I tweeted. “Set the timer for the Amstel Gold but it was just a re-run of the 2012 World Championships. Still none the wiser […]

2014 Amstel Gold Race: Preview and live blog

2014 Amstel Gold Race: Preview and live blog

by , 20 Apr 2014

With the cobbled classics firmly behind them, now it is the Puncheur’s time to shine with the first of the three Ardennes classics. After being robbed of glory by Roman Kreuziger’s surprise breakaway victory last year, surely the favourites will not let it happen twice? Join The Roar from 10:00pm AEST and follow all the […]

Why Wiggins will be foiled by cobblestones

Why Wiggins will be foiled by cobblestones

by , 19 Apr 2014

In memory of the recently passed cobbled classics, let’s reflect on what makes a winner, what a cobblestone is, and why it’s okay to be confused. Firstly, the word cobble comes from ‘cob’, meaning ‘rounded lump’. It’s what I consider the most understating descriptor of cobblestones imaginable, setting the scene of an almighty shock for […]


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