This years race is extremely different. In fact, the race actually goes in a clockwise direction on the map, instead of the normal route. But most notably, Stage 7 almost hits Geneva, Switzerland. It's just a stones throw away. I'd tell ya, if I were there still, I'd try to see that race!
Here are a few interesting facts about the tour.
Running from Saturday July 7th to Sunday July 29th 2007, the 94th Tour de France will be made up of a prologue and 20 stages and will cover a total distance of 3,550 kilometres.
These 20 stages have the following profiles:
- 11 flat stages
- 6 mountain stages
- 1 medium mountain stage
- 2 individual time-trial stages
Distinctive aspects of the race
- 3 mountain finishes
- 2 rest days
- 117 kilometres of individual time-trials (including the prologue)
- 21 Category 1, Category 2 and highest level passes will be climbed
London, Canterbury, Waregem, Villers-Cotterêts, Joigny, Chablis, Semur-en-Auxois, Tignes, Tallard, Mazamet, Cognac, Marcoussis