The 22 teams competing this year will race a grueling 3,404 kilometers (2,115 miles). The 18th stage poses a much-anticipated challenge: Racers will have to climb the Alpe-d’Huez, a formidable mountain in the Alps, twice. This Tour is the first since 2003 in which the entire route lies within France. For more information, please click here.
Preferred video subscribers can find the tournament on NBC Sports Network at BendBroadband Channels 27 and 627 (HD), and now online with bendbroadband2go!
Here’s the live and prime-time TV schedule:
Here’s the terrain:
• 7 flat stages
• 5 hilly stages
• 6 mountain stages with 4 summit finishes
• 2 individual time trial stages
• 1 team time trial stage
• 2 rest days