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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. This year as a new change, Stage 18 will be climbed twice, Alpe de'Huez. It will also include an area that was not part of the tour ever before, this is the Metropolitan department of Corsica. the city of Porto-Vecchio is the very first place where the competition will start for the 100th edition of this cyling event.
Tour de France jerseys:
The Yellow Jersey (overall time leader) prize money 450,000 euros for the winner, with a total of 1,000,000 euros; starting in 1987 the jersey has been sponsored by LCL.
Green Jersey (points leader) prize money 25,000 euros for the winner, with a total of 125,000 euros in total; this jersey is sponsored by PMU since 1992.
Polka Dot Jersey (King of the Mountains) prize money 25,000 euros for the winner, with a total of 107,000 euros; Carefour is the sponsor of this jersey.
White Jersey (best performing rider under 25) prize money 20,000 euros for the winner, with a total of 65,000 euros; since 2004 Skoda has sponsored this jersey.
There are a couple more prizes that are part of the Tour de France, the Most aggresive rider this is selected by a group of experts at the end of each stage and then an outright winner is chosen at the end of the competition, there is a prize money of 20,000 euros for the outright winner and a total of 56,000 euros; Brant is the sponsor for this prize since 2005. Finally, there is a prize for the team classification, it is determined by the sum of the times of the best 3 riders of each team in each stage. 50,000 euros is the prize money and since 2010 it is sponsored by Group Digital.
As a change for the 2014 Tour de France competition, there will be no bonuses times for intermediate sprints and stage finishes, the real time will be the only time that will be consider.
The first competitors would not recognized the race today. No longer are competitors expected to ride through the night but the route is much longer in distance and much tougher in terrain. The 2014 Tour de France will cover 21 stages, including three time-trial stages that are crucial in determining the eventual wearer of the Maillot Jaune.
These 21 stages have the following profiles:
- 9 flat stages
- 4 medium mountain stages - one with a summit finish
- 5 mountain stages - two with a summit finish
- 2 individual time-trial stages
- 1 prologue
- 2 rest days
2014 Tour de France Schedule, Route, and Dates
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