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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 3 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

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