Tour de France 2014

Tour De France 2014

The Tour de France came to Cambridge in summer of 2014!  The first race of the Tour was ‘The Grand Départe’ and is usually held outside of France. Click here for more information about the Grand Départe. In 2014 year, the Tour was ridden through Cambridge during Stage three on Monday the 7th of July. 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.

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Route

On its route thorough Cambridge, the Tour passed through many iconic landmarks.  The 2014 Tour de France route had 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.

Chris Froome Photo jvanattenhoven

Chris Froome Photo jvanattenhoven

British Cyclists

British cyclists have been a force to recon 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.

Awards and Honors

There are different awards and honors given during the Tour de France including Jersey Classification.  To see these and other awards, please visit the Terms of the Tour page.

Tour de France Photo Mzximvs VdB

Tour de France. Photo by Mzximvs VdB