For its 101th edition, the competition is back in Great-Britain, 7 years after his great departure from London. In 2014, Yorkshire will be the first stage of the Tour de France.
Before crossing the finishing line of the fifth stage in Arenberg Porte du Hainaut, the riders will have covered 15.4 kilometres of cobbled-stone sectors that are on the course of the Queen of Classics every spring.
There will only be one time-trial stage during the 2014 Tour. It will take place on Saturday 26th of July, between Bergerac and Périgueux, on a distance of 54 kilometres on the eve of the final arrival in Paris.
The Tour de France will have 21 stages, held about 3600 km. 31 departments will be crossed and 25 mountain passes are scheduled.