Saturday, July 05, 2008

Ah Le Tour

Today is the beginning of Le Tour De France. It runs from Saturday July 5th to Sunday July 27th 2008, being the 95th Tour de France with 21 stages, covering a total distance of 3,500 kilometres.

There's something about Le Tour that draws me in, every year. I love watching it just as many European football fans love watching their football.

This is a different race entirely this year. There's more biking in Italy, 2 timed stages and a counter clockwise route. Lovely... I'll be trying to follow along as much as possible in what should turn out to be a very different year.

Interesting Facts

These 21 stages have:

  • 10 flat stages,
  • 5 mountain stages,
  • 4 medium mountain stages,
  • 2 individual time-trial stages.

10 new stop-over towns

Auray, Aigurande, Brioude, Prato Nevoso (Italy), Cuneo (Italy), Jausiers, Embrun, Roanne, C√©rilly, √Čtampes.

Very cool!!!

2 comments:

  1. I totally forgot about le Tour! Well, all the doping stories kinda kills the mood the last few years, but it's still fun to watch I guess.

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  2. I love watching Le Tour!!

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