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

Cycling Articles

Tour Down Under: Stage 2 cycling live race updates, blog

Tour Down Under: Stage 2 cycling live race updates, blog

by , 18 Jan 2017

After a steaming opening stage to the 2017 Tour Down Under was won by Caleb Ewan, the riders will take little respite on a gruelling Stage 2 through the hills of Adelaide. Join The Roar for live coverage from 12:30pm (AEDT).

Porte aims to stake Tour claim in hills

by , 18 Jan 2017

After spending a day in the furnace, Richie Porte hopes to put some heat on his Tour Down Under rivals.

2017 Tour Down Under: Stage 2 preview

2017 Tour Down Under: Stage 2 preview

by , 18 Jan 2017

While the stage finishing atop of Willunga Hill is considered to be the ‘Queen stage’ of the Santos Tour Down Under, Stage 2 from Stirling to the hilltop finish in Paracombe may be the most difficult one that race director Mike Turtur has ever produced.

Tour Down Under: Stage 1 cycling live race updates, blog

Tour Down Under: Stage 1 cycling live race updates, blog

by , 17 Jan 2017

The 2017 UCI WorldTour finally gets underway in Adelaide with the Tour Down Under. Stage 1 takes the riders on a 145-kilometre trip, you can join The Roar for live coverage from 11:55am (AEDT).

2017 Tour Down Under: Stage 1 preview

2017 Tour Down Under: Stage 1 preview

by , 17 Jan 2017

Stage 1 of the Tour Down Under sees the sprinters get their first chance to shine, with the parcours favouring a bunch finsih. However, with some lumps in the final half, some of the pure sprinters may struggle.

2017 Tour Down Under: Peoples Choice Classic preview

2017 Tour Down Under: Peoples Choice Classic preview

by , 15 Jan 2017

The Australian cycling season has been underway for two weeks before we see the European riders join them for the first World Tour race of the year, the Santos Tour Down Under.

Ewan facing cycling audition at Tour Down Under

Ewan facing cycling audition at Tour Down Under

by , 15 Jan 2017

The Tour Down Under forms part of a lengthy cycling audition for Australian sprint ace Caleb Ewan.

Scotson scores epic cycling win

by , 8 Jan 2017

Miles Scotson has started his senior professional cycling career by winning one of the greatest races in Australian road championships history.

Australian national cycling championships: Men’s road race live updates, blog

Australian national cycling championships: Men’s road race live updates, blog

by , 8 Jan 2017

Race Results: Youngster Miles Scotson (BMC), in his first ever race for a world tour team has come up trumps with a blistering attack in the final two kilometres to win the Australian National Championships.

Preview: Australian elite men’s road race

Preview: Australian elite men’s road race

by , 6 Jan 2017

Early January signals the start of the Australian cycling season, with the Bay Crit Series quickly making way for the Australian National Championships to commence.


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