Le Tour de France
Running from Saturday July 2nd to Sunday July 24th 2011, the 98th Tour de France will be made up of 21 stages and will cover a total distance of 3,430.5 kilometres.
Distinctive aspects of the race
- le Galibier climbed twice,
- 2 rest days,
- 23 level 2, 1 or highest level mountain passes or summit finishes,
- no bonuses will be awarded during the intermediate sprints and stage finishes.
This year jersey’s
The Galibier 1911 – 2011
In 2011, the Tour will celebrate the hundredth anniversary of the first crossing of the galibier by the peloton, the mountain pass which has been visited the most by the race. The finishing line of the 18th stage will be marked out there at an altitude of 2, 645 metres!