Sunday, June 28, 2009

2009 Tour de France

Starts Saturday, July 4th in Monaco, from Saturday July 4th to Sunday July 26th 2009, the 96th Tour de France will be made up of 21 stages and will cover a total distance of 3,500 kilometres.

These 21 stages have the following profiles:

10 flat stages,
7 mountain stages,
1 medium mountain stage,
2 individual time-trial stages,
1 team time-trial stage.

Distinctive aspects of the race
3 mountain finishes,
2 rest days,
55 kilometres of individual time-trials,
20 Category 1, Category 2 and highest level passes will be climbed.

Big change will be a mountain stage the day before the parade to Paris on the final day.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I thought the Toure DeFrance was over--is it just starting? When you have looked at pictures of Paris do you see anything you recognize?

It is good you are running in the early hours when it is starting to get hotter--the high temps were very noticeable when we were going to and from places the pass few days in M'boro.