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Le Tour de France 2010 -

The route:

Running from Saturday July 3rd to Sunday July 25th 2010, the 97th Tour de France will be made up of 1 prologue and 20 stages and will cover a total distance of 3,642 kilometres.

These stages have the following profiles:

* 1 prologue,
* 9 flat stages,
* 6 mountain stages and 3 summit finishes,
* 4 medium mountain stages,
* 1 individual time-trial stage (52 km).

Distinctive aspects of the race

* le Tourmalet climbed twice,
* a hint of the Classics and cobblestones,
* 2 rest days,
* 25 level 1, level 2 and highest level mountain passes.


11 new stage towns

Arenberg Porte du Hainaut, Bourg-de-Péage, Bourg-lès-Valence, Gueugnon, Longjumeau, Pamiers, Pauillac, Sisteron, Station des Rousses, Tournus, Wanze (Belgium).