Running from Saturday July 2nd to Sunday July 24th 2011, the 98th Tour de France will be made up ofÂ 21 stages and will cover a total distance of 3,430.5 kilometres.
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 (42.5 km).
- 1 team time-trial stage (23 km).
For those of us in Chamonix we are going to miss a bit of the action this year because the closest they get to us is the Alp-D’Huez stage which is a lot further away than in the past few years.
The following is a list of the main “Stage Towns”
Blaye-les-Mines, Cap FrÃ©hel, Carhaix, Carmaux, Cugnaux, Galibier Serre-Chevalier, Limoux, Modane – ValfrÃ©jus, Mont des Alouettes Les Herbiers, MÃ»r-de-Bretagne, Olonne-sur-Mer, Passage du Gois La Barre-de-Monts, Pinerolo (Italie), Redon, Saint-Paul-Trois-ChÃ¢teaux