2017 Tour of France
Sunday July 1 to Sunday July 23, 2017
104rd edition of this cycling event
The tour de France is now days the most important cycling competition around the world, that gathers the most prestigious cyclists from different countries and also the most important cycling teams from more than 20 countries worldwide.
The Tour de France is characterized for its variety of stages that include High Mountain stages to Time Trial Stages in which the responsibility for a good result does not depend on one single cyclist but on the whole team. Click here for the entire schedule of the route for the 2016 edition of this tour.
Besides the information for the competition, here we can see the previous results of this famous competition including the results for this edition.
Tour de France Betting Preview depends on how close we are to the start of the event, below you can find Tour de France betting news, blog articles, betting previews.
The Tour de France is arguably the most physically demanding of all athletic sports. The distance and time the rider’s endure is the equivalent to running a marathon almost every day of the week for almost three weeks and the vertical distance covered over the Alps and Pyrenees is the same as climbing three Mount Everests!
In betting on the race, you are not restricted to just picking out the overall winner of the event, you can also bet on who will win each stage of the race, green jersey winner, polka-dot jersey winner, prologue winner and whether a rider will achieve a top three or top six finish.
Running from Saturday July 1st to Sunday July 23rd 2017, the 104th Tour de France will be made up of 21 stages and will cover a total distance of 3,540 kilometres.
- 9 flat stages
- 5 hilly stages
- 5 mountain stages including altitude finishes (La Planche des Belles Filles, Peyragudes, Izoard)
- 2 individual time-trials stages
- 2 rest days
The 2017 Tour de France will include a total of 23 mountains climbs or hills and altitude finishes ranked in second, first or HC class.
The geographic distribution will be as follow:
- 1 in the Vosges
- 6 in the Jura
- 8 in the Pyrénées
- 2 in the Massif central
- 6 in the Alps
Distinctive aspects of the race
HEXAGON + 3
The 104th Tour de France will visit three neighboring countries: Germany, Belgium and Luxemburg. In France, 34 counties will be visited.
25 YEARS AFTER...
It hadn’t happened since 1992. The five main mountain ranges of France will be on the program in 2017. The Tour will visit, in the following order, the Vosges, the Jura, the Pyrenees, the Massif Central and the Alps. The highlight will be the very first stage finish at the top of the Col d’Izoard.
OPENING AND (ALMOST) FINISH IN SOLO
It’ll be after a 14-kilometre time-trial in the streets of Düsseldorf that the first Yellow Jersey of the 2017 Tour de France will be awarded. In Marseille, after the 20th and penultimate stage, a 22.5 kilometre time-trial, the winner of the 104th edition of the Grande Boucle will be crowned.
Re-introduced in 2015 after a seven-year absence, bonus seconds will again be up for grabs at the finishes of all the normal stages. There will indeed be 10, 6 and 4 seconds to be gained for the first three of each stage.
The green jersey will be awarded to the leader of the points classification. These points will be given out at the finishes of each stage as well as on the unique intermediate sprints of normal stages.
The polka-dot jersey will be on the shoulders of the leader of the best climbers’ classification. Points will be awarded at the top of each Col or Côte and the three altitude finishes (La Planche des Belles Filles, Peyragudes, Izoard).
16 unseen sites and stage cities
- Düsseldorf (1st stage and start of stage 2)
- Mondorf-les-Bains (start of stage 4)
- Nuits-Saint-Georges (finish of stage 7)
- Nantua (start of stage 9)
- Eymet (start of stage 11)
- Laissac-Sévérac l’Église (start of stage 15)
- Romans-sur-Isère (finish of stage 16)
- La Mure (start of stage 17)
- Izoard (finish of stage 18)
- Salon-de-Provence (finish of stage 19)
Tour de France Jerseys:
|UN MAILLOT, UNE COULEUR, UNE LEGENDE|
The 104th edition of the Tour de France will start in Düsseldorf, Germany. In 2017, the Tour leaders will once again wear le coq sportif jerseys. At 100 days before the race starts, the brand is unveiling the Yellow Jersey worn by the best rider in the general ranking. Le coq sportif will also make the green jersey for best sprinter, the red polka dot jersey for King of the Mountains, and the white jersey for best young rider.
Le coq sportif carefully designed these legendary Tour de France jerseys in its workshops in Romilly-sur-Seine, in the Aube. The brand was founded here, around thirty kilometres from Troyes, which will welcome the finish line of the 6th stage and the starting line of the 7th stage. This occasion is a real point of pride for le coq sportif, a chance to get even closer to the riders and fans. Thanks to the brand’s savoir-faire and its longstanding relationship with cycling and the Tour de France, it can meet the riders’ technical imperatives for a second-skin feel adapted to their effort and movements. Through the use of jersey-specific cuts and materials– including elastane, silicone and polyurethane, the riders get perfect support and guaranteed aerodynamics. Comfort and breathability were also studied down to the smallest detail. Each jersey will feature le coq sportif’s new Performance logo.
|The Green Jersey|
The green jersey was created in 1953 for the 50th anniversary of the race. It brought a new interest to the race, the yellow jersey not being the only jersey at stake any longer. The first green jersey in history was held by Swiss Fritz Schaer. It is worn by the leader of the points classification. Points are being awarded in the intermediate sprints and the stage finishes.
|The Polka-Dot Jersey|
The King of the Mountains classification was created in 1933 for the best climbers (first winner: Spain’s Vicente Trueba). But the polka-dot jersey only appeared in 1975. France’s Richard Virenque holds the record of most KOM jerseys: he won it seven times between 1994 and 2004.
|The White Jersey|
It was created in 1975. In 1988, the jersey was abandoned, but not the best young rider classification.