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2017 Route

Sporting aspects

The route

Running from Saturday July 1st to Sunday July 23rd 2017, the 104th Tour de France will be made up of 21 stages and will cover a total distance of 3,521 kilometres.

  • 9 flat stages
  • 5 hilly stages
  • 5 mountain stages including altitude finishes (La Planche des Belles Filles, Peyragudes, Izoard)
  • 2 individual time-trials stages
  • 2 rest days

Distinctive aspects of the race

The 104th Tour de France will visit three neighboring countries: Germany, Belgium and Luxemburg. In France, 34 counties will be visited.

It hadn’t happened since 1992. The five main mountain ranges of France will be on the program in 2017. The Tour will visit, in the following order, the Vosges, the Jura, the Pyrenees, the Massif Central and the Alps. The highlight will be the very first stage finish at the top of the Col d’Izoard.

It’ll be after a 13-kilometre time-trial in the streets of Düsseldorf that the first Yellow Jersey of the 2017 Tour de France will be awarded. In Marseille, after the 20th and penultimate stage, a 23 kilometre time-trial, the winner of the 104th edition of the Grande Boucle will be crowned.

Re-introduced in 2015 after a seven-year absence, bonus seconds will again be up for grabs at the finishes of all the normal stages. There will indeed be 10, 6 and 4 seconds to be gained for the first three of each stage.

The green jersey will be awarded to the leader of the points classification. These points will be given out at the finishes of each stage as well as on the unique intermediate sprints of normal stages.
The polka-dot jersey will be on the shoulders of the leader of the best climbers’ classification. Points will be awarded at the top of each Col or Côte and the three altitude finishes (La Planche des Belles Filles, Peyragudes, Izoard).

10 new sites and stage cities

  • šDüsseldorf (1st stage and start of stage 2)
  • Mondorf-les-Bains (start of stage 4)
  • šNuits-Saint-Georges (finish of stage 7)
  • Nantua (start of stage 9)
  • Eymet (start of stage 11)
  • šLaissac-Sévérac l’Église (start of stage 15)
  • Romans-sur-Isère (finish of stage 16)
  • La Mure (start of stage 17)
  • šIzoard (finish of stage 18)
  • Salon-de-Provence (finish of stage 19)

The stages

1Individual time trialSaturday, July 1stDüsseldorf / Düsseldorf14 km
2On-lineSunday, July 2ndDüsseldorf / Liège206 km
3On-lineMonday, July 3rdVerviers / Longwy202 km
4On-lineTuesday, July 4thMondorf-les-Bains / Vittel203 km
5On-lineWednesday, July 5thVittel / La planche des belles filles160 km
6On-lineThursday, July 6thVesoul / Troyes216 km
7On-lineFriday, July 7thTroyes / Nuits-Saint-Georges214 km
8On-lineSaturday, July 8thDole / Station des rousses187 km
9On-lineSunday, July 9thNantua / Chambéry181 km
-Rest dayMonday, July 10thDordogne
10On-lineTuesday, July 11thPérigueux / Bergerac178 km
11On-lineWednesday, July 12thEymet / Pau202 km
12On-lineThursday, July 13thPau / Peyragudes214 km
13On-lineFriday, July 14thSaint-Girons / Foix100 km
14On-lineSaturday, July 15thBlagnac / Rodez181 km
15On-lineSunday, July 16thLaissac-Sévérac l'Église / Le Puy-en-Velay189 km
-Rest dayMonday, July 17thLe Puy-en-Velay
16On-lineTuesday, July 18thLe Puy-en-Velay / Romans-sur-Isère165 km
17On-lineWednesday, July 19thLa Mure / Serre-Chevalier183 km
18On-lineThursday, July 20thBriançon / Izoard178 km
19On-lineFriday, July 21stEmbrun / Salon-de-Provence220 km
20Individual time trialSaturday, July 22ndMarseille / Marseille23 km
21On-lineSunday, July 23rdMontgeron / Paris Champs-Élysées105 km

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Jersey wearers after the stage 21


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