Barcelona 2009 Tour de France Host
Stages for the 2009 Tour de France
Stage 1 - July 4 - Monaco - Monaco, 15km (individual time-trial)
Stage 2 - July 5 - Monaco - Brignoles, 182km
Stage 3 - July 6 - Marseille - La Grande-Motte, 196km
Stage 4 - July 7 - Montpellier, 38km (team time-trial)
Stage 5 - July 8 - Le Cap d'Agde - Perpignan, 197km
Stage 6 - July 9 - Girona (Spain) - Barcelona (Spain), 175km
Stage 7 - July 10 - Barcelona - Andorra 224km
Stage 8 - July 11 - Andorra-la-Vieille - Saint-Girons, 176km
Stage 9 - July 12 - Saint Gaudens - Tarbes, 160km
July 13 - Rest day at Limoges
Stage 10 - July 14 - Limoges - Issoudun, 193km
Stage 11 - July 15 - Vatan – Saint Fargeau, 192km
Stage 12 - July 16 - Tonnerre - Vittel, 200km
Stage 13 - July 17 - Vittel - Colmar, 200km
Stage 14 - July 18 - Colmar - Besanon, 199km
Stage 15 - July 19 - Pontarlier - Verbier (Suisse), 207km
July 20 - Rest day at Verbier
Stage 16 - July 21 - Martigny (Switzerland) - Bourg-Saint Maurice, 160km
Stage 17 - July 22 - Bourg-Saint Maurice - Le Grand Bornand, 169km
Stage 18 - July 23 - Annecy - Annecy, 40km (individual time-trial)
Stage 19 - July 24 - Bourgoin-Jallieu - Aubenas, 195km
Stage 20 - July 25 - Montélimar - Mont Ventoux, 167km
Stage 21 - July 26 - Montereau-Fault-Yonne - Paris Champs Elysées, 160km
Running from Saturday July 4th to Sunday July 26th 2009, the 96th Tour de France will be made up of 21 stages and will cover a total distance of 3,500 kilometres.
These 21 stages have the following profiles:
10 flat stages,
7 mountain stages,
1 medium mountain stage,
2 individual time-trial stages,
1 team time-trial stage.
Distinctive aspects of the race
3 mountain finishes,
2 rest days,
55 kilometres of individual time-trials,
20 Category 1, Category 2 and highest level passes will be climbed.
Girona - Barcelona Stage
Barcelona - Andorra Stage
Girona• 1st-time stage-town
• Population 90,000
• Capital of Gerona province in Catalonia (Spain)
This is the first time the Tour de France will visit Gerona, the gateway to Spanish Catalonia. The town has hosted cycling’s elite several times for the Tour of Catalonia, in particular a time-trial that Chris Boardman won in its streets in 1997, but it has never been a stage on the Tour of Spain.
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Barcelona• 2-time stage-town
• Population 1,600,000
• Capital of Catalonia (Spain)
The Vuelta a España has stopped in Gaudi’s city 34 times. French fans remember two races. In 1978 Bernard Hinault won the time-trial and put on the Amarillo jersey, which he never took off. In 1995 Laurent Jalabert took a decisive option on the final victory on exactly the same model.
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Andorra Arcalis• 1st-time stage-town
• Ski resort in the Vallnord area of the Principality of Andorra
The tiny Principality of Andorra lies nestling in the mighty Pyrenees mountain range. Its geographical features present a major interest for the Tour de France, which has got into the habit of regularly pitting the racers against gruelling climbs up to its ski resorts. The last time the Tour passed through, in 1997, Jan Ullrich performed a solo number in the final stretch leading to Arcalis, where he signified his seizure of power. This is where the 2009 Tour’s first high-elevation finish will take place.
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About the Tour de France 2009
Carlos Sastre, Alberto Contador and Oscar Pereiro, winners of the past three Tour de France editions, are scheduled to attend. Team directors, various cycling luminaries and the media en masse are also expected.
Lance Armstrong, who retired in 2005 after claiming the last of his seven Tour de France wins, was also planning to attend. He recently changed his mind when he said his participation in the event is now uncertain.
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