Enjoyed the World Cup? Then don’t miss the 2014 Tour de France! The Tour de France is the world’s largest sporting event and covers about 3,600 kilometers. Over 100 countries around the world broadcast the Tour de France with over a billion people watching.
Stage 10-Monday July 14
The stage takes place in France, with a route of 161.5 kilometers (about 100 miles) starting in Mulhouse and ending in La Planche des Belles Filles. This stage promises to be an exciting one with steep inclines and intense competition. The French team will look to claim victory in their home country while the other teams will fight as hard as they can.
The Grand Departe
The first three stages took place in Cambridge, UK. The first race of the Tour de France is ‘The Grand Départe’ and is usually held outside of France.
Route through Cambridge
On its route thorough Cambridge, the Tour will pass many iconic landmarks. The 2014 Tour de France route has 1 team time trial stage, 2 rest days, 2 individual time trial stage, 5 hilly stages, 6 mountainous stages, 7 flat stages for a total of 21 stages. Cambridge is a beautiful city and is home to many restaurants and places to stay. There are many historical museums and sights to see.
British cyclists have been a force to reckon with, with Chris Froome winning the 2013 Tour de France and Bradley Wiggins winning in 2012. Mark Cavendish has 23 stage wins, and is looking for more in the upcoming Tour de France.
Unfortunately, both Froome and Cavendish are out of the 2014 Tour de France due to injury. However, the British team, Team Sky is still going strong. For information about the 2014 Tour de France teams, click here.