Le Tour 2014

The route for the 2014 Tour de France was published today. As already announced earlier, the first three days will be pedaled on UK soil. And as expected, having visited L’Alpe d’Huez twice this year, the Tour will not visit the Iseran ski resort next year. The often frequented cols nearby – Galibier, Glandon or Madeleine won’t see the peloton either. Instead, on stage 14 the riders will go straight through the roundabout in Bourg d’Oisans and head through La Grave on to the Lautaret, and from there onwards to the Izoard, finishing at Risoul that day.
Other interesting stages will be stage 10 from Mulhouse to La Planche des Belles Filles in the Vosges mountains. The last strech of the mountain top finnish is promised to be 22 – 28%! On stage 17 on the Pyrenees, there will be four smaller cols and a mountain top finish on Col de Pyeresourde. On stage 18 the riders will tackle the Tourmalet and finish on top of the Hautacam. Stage 18 will be the one on L’Etape du Tour, which will be ridden on July 20th.
What do you think of the 2014 route, and who’s your favorite for the polka dot jersey?

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