The Tour de France organization team unveils the road for the edition 2018! An exceptional road for this 105th anniversary to discover from Saturday July 7 to Sunday July 29, 2018.
21 stages will form this new edition covering 3,329 kilometers. On the menu? Flat stages, medium mountain stages, mountain stages including mountain top finishes, 2 individual time-trials and only 2 rest days.
Leaving from Noirmoutier-en-l'Île, the Tour 2018 offers Vendée its 6th departure (after Saint-Jean-de-Mont in 1976, the Puy-du-Fou in 1993 and 1999, Fromentine in 2005 and the Passage du Gois in 2011). For the record, the Tour had to be postponed because of the FIFA World Cup in Russia (from June 14 to July 15). As a result? Racing cyclists, who where to start from the Passage du Goix, will finally leave from the Noirmoutier bridge because of high tide...
After leaving Noirmoutier-en-lÎle, the Tour 2018 will continue in Vendée, then in La Baule (4 stages) before joining Brittany: Lorient, Quimper, Brest and finally Mûr-de-Bretagne Guerlédan.
The 9th stage will connect Arras to Roubaix with a few cobblestoned areas for amateurs.
Then, the moutain stages with the 12th stage: the Alpe d'Huez, back after two years of absence.
To close the tour, racing cyclists will be in the Basque Country. They will undergo an individual time-trial of 31 km, the day before they arrive in Paris, between Saint-Pée-sur-Nivelle and Espelette.
The race will end on Sunday July 29, 2018 between Houilles and the world’s most beautiful avenue covering 115 kilometers.
Complete program of the edition 2018:
The 21 stages of the Tour de France 2018:
Tour de France 2018
Saturday July 7 to Sunday July 29, 2018
From 7 July 2018 to 29 July 2018
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