The route of the Tour de France 2014, the 101st edition of this thrilling race, takes place from 5th to 27th July and promises to lose none of its drama and passion as it takes in more mountains than ever for 2014.
This year, the competition is back in Great-Britain, seven years after it’s great departure from London. Yorkshire will be the first stage of the Tour de France from the UK, and Le Touquet on the Opal Coast of northern France will be the French start point.
Yorkshire to Champs-Elysées at a glance
9 new stage cities TDF 2014:
Great-Britain: Leeds (start of stage 1); Harrogate (finish of stage 1); York (start of stage 2); Sheffield (finish of stage 2); Cambridge (start of stage 3)
France and Belgium: Ypres (finish of stage 5) and a taste of Paris-Roubai. Before crossing the finishing line of the fifth stage in Arenberg Porte du Hainaut, the riders will have covered 15.4 kilometres of cobbled-stone sectors that are on the course of the Queen of Classics every spring for the Paris-Roubaix bike race.
Oyonnax (finish of stage 11); Risoul (finish of stage 14); Maubourguet Pays du Val d’Adour (start of stage 19)
Only one time-trial: There will only be one time-trial stage during the 2014 Tour. It will take place on Saturday 26th of July, between Bergerac and Périgueux, on a distance of 54 kilometres on the eve of the final arrival in Paris.
The Tour de France will have 21 stages, cover about 3600 km. 31 departments will be crossed and 25 mountain passes are scheduled.
The route of the Tour de France 2014
|DATE||START AND FINISH||DISTANCE|
|1||Saturday, July 5th||Leeds > Harrogate UK||190.5 km|
|2||Sunday, July 6th||York > Sheffield UK||201 km|
|3||Monday, July 7th||Cambridge > London UK||155 km|
|4||Tuesday, July 8th||Le Touquet-Paris-Plage > Lille Métropole||163.5 km|
|5||Wednesday, July 9th||Ypres > Arenberg Porte du Hainaut||155.5 km|
|6||Thursday, July 10th||Arras > Reims||194 km|
|7||Friday, July 11th||Épernay > Nancy||234.5 km|
|8||Saturday, July 12th||Tomblaine > Gérardmer La Mauselaine||161 km|
|9||Sunday, July 13th||Gérardmer > Mulhouse||170 km|
|10||Monday, July 14th||Mulhouse > La Planche des Belles Filles||161.5 km|
|Rest day||Tuesday, July 15th||Besançon|
|11||Wednesday, July 16th||Besançon > Oyonnax||187.5 km|
|12||Thursday, July 17th||Bourg-en-Bresse > Saint-Étienne||185.5 km|
|13||Friday, July 18th||Saint-Étienne > Chamrousse||197.5 km|
|14||Saturday, July 19th||Grenoble > Risoul||177 km|
|15||Sunday, July 20th||Tallard > Nîmes||222 km|
|Rest day||Monday, July 21st||Carcassonne|
|16||Tuesday, July 22nd||Carcassonne > Bagnères-de-Luchon||237.5 km|
|17||Wednesday, July 23rd||Saint-Gaudens > Saint-Lary Pla d’Adet||124.5 km|
|18||Thursday, July 24th||Pau > Hautacam||145.5 km|
|19||Friday, July 25th||Maubourguet Pays du Val d’Adour > Bergerac||208.5 km|
|20||Saturday, July 26th||Individual time-trial: Bergerac > Périgueux||54 km|
|21||Sunday, July 27th||Évry > Paris Champs-Élysées||137.5 km|
See the Route of the Tour de France in 3D