Tour de France 2011 Begins! Yay!! :)

Saturday was the first day of the 2011 Tour de France! Yay! 🙂

This is a breakdown of this year’s race:
The Route:
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).

Stage 1 – Passage du Gois – Mont des Alouettes – 191.5 km

In past years, Stage 1 was a Prologue. This year it was a road race. And an extremely exciting one at that!

Stage 2 – Les Essarts – Les Essarts – 23 km
Sunday was Stage 2, and the team time trial.

Stage 3 – Olonne-sur-Mer – Redon – 198 km

Today was Stage 3, and a road race.

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