The Tour 2010

Map of the Tour

Carte du Tour 2010

Sporting aspects

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 3,600 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 (51 km).

Distinctive aspects of the race

  • le Tourmalet climbed twice,
  • a hint of the Classics and cobblestones,
  • 2 rest days,
  • 23 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).

A hint of the Classics and cobblestones

This 3rd stage, Wanze-Arenberg Porte du Hainaut, will include 7 cobbled sectors over a total distance of 13,2 kilometres, divided up as follows:

  • 3 sectors over a total distance of 2,2 kilometres in Belgium,
  • 4 sectors over a total distance of 11 kilometres in France.

The last five times that cobbled sectors were included on the Tour programme, the total number of kilometres was as follows: 1982: 16,9 km - 1983: 28,4 km - 1985: 10,5 km - 1989: 8,5 km - 2004: 3,9 km.

The stages
Stage Type Date Start and Finish Distance Details
P Prologue Saturday 3 July Rotterdam > Rotterdam 8 km
1 Plain Sunday 4 July Rotterdam > Bruxelles 224 km
2 Hilly Monday 5 July Bruxelles > Spa 192 km
3 Plain Tuesday 6 July Wanze > Arenberg Porte du Hainaut 207 km
4 Plain Wednesday 7 July Cambrai > Reims 150 km
5 Plain Thursday 8 July Épernay > Montargis 185 km
6 Plain Friday 9 July Montargis > Gueugnon 225 km
7 Medium mountains Saturday 10 July Tournus > Station des Rousses 161 km
8 High Mountains Sunday 11 July Station des Rousses > Morzine-Avoriaz 189 km
R Rest Day Monday 12 July Morzine-Avoriaz
9 High Mountains Tuesday 13 July Morzine-Avoriaz > Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne 204 km
10 Medium mountains Wednesday 14 July Chambéry > Gap 179 km
11 Plain Thursday 15 July Sisteron > Bourg-lès-Valence 180 km
12 Hilly Friday 16 July Bourg-de-Péage > Mende 210 km
13 Plain Saturday 17 July Rodez > Revel 195 km
14 High Mountains Sunday 18 July Revel > Ax-3 Domaines 184 km
15 High Mountains Monday 19 July Pamiers > Bagnères-de-Luchon 187 km
16 High Mountains Tuesday 20 July Bagnères-de-Luchon > Pau 196 km
R Rest Day Wednesday 21 July Pau
17 High Mountains Thursday 22 July Pau > Col du Tourmalet 174 km
18 Plain Friday 23 July Salies-de-Béarn > Bordeaux 190 km
19 Individual time-trial Saturday 24 July Bordeaux > Pauillac 51 km
20 Plain Sunday 25 July Longjumeau > Paris Champs-Élysées 105 km