This is a breakdown of this year’s race:
Running from Saturday July 2nd to Sunday July 24th 2011, the 98th Tour de France will be made up of 21 stages and will cover a total distance of 3,471 kilometres (before approval).
These stages have the following profiles:
- 10 flat stages,
- 6 mountain stages and 4 summit finishes,
- 3 medium mountain stages,
- 1 individual time-trial stage (41 km).
- 1 team time-trial stage (23 km).
In past years, Stage 1 was a Prologue. This year it was a road race. And an extremely exciting one at that!
Today was Stage 3, and a road race.