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.
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, Cérilly, Étampes.