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Tour de France comes to Arras in 2014

Running from Saturday July 5th to Sunday July 27th 2014, the 101th Tour de France will be made up of 21 stages and will cover a total distance of 3,656 kilometres (before ratification).

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After taking off from the United Kingdom for a 20th Grand Départ abroad, the Tour de France will also go through Belgium and Spain.

Stage five of the route, on Wednesday 9th July, from Ypres in Belgium to Arenberg Port du Hainot (156km), will commemorate the Centenary of the First World War.

  • Stage 6, from Arras to Reims (194 km), on July 10th will also follow much of the First World War Western Front.

This is the third time that the Tour de France is coming to Arras (the first time was in 1991 and then in 2004).

The race will start at 12.50 pm at the “Place d’Armes” of the Citadelle. The cyclists will cross the “boulevard du Général De Gaulle”, the “boulevard Vauban” and the “boulevard Carnot” before going to Beaurains through the “Avenue Lobbedez”. After Beaurains, the cyclists will go through the cities of Mercatel, Boiry-Becquerelle and Boyelles before reaching “la Somme”.

Regarding the “village départ du Tour de France” (it is where the journalists will be), it will be open to visitors the same day from 10.00 a.m and will be located at the “Place d’Armes” of the Citadelle.

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Here is the Tour de France 2014 route :

Stage 1: Saturday, July 5th – Leeds to Harrogate – 191km
Stage 2: Sunday, July 6th – York to Sheffield – 198km
Stage 3: Monday, July 7th – Cambridge to London – 159km
Stage 4: Tuesday, July 8th – Le Touquet Paris-Plage to Lille – 164km
Stage 5: Wednesday, July 9th – Ypres to Arenberg Port du Hainot – 156km
Stage 6: Thursday, July 10th – Arras to Reims – 194km 
Stage 7: Friday, July 11th – Epernay to Nancy – 233km
Stage 8: Saturday, July 12th – Tomblaine to Gerardmer – 161km
Stage 9: Sunday, July 13th – Gerardmer to Mulhouse – 166km
Stage 10: Monday, July 14th – Mulhouse to La Planche des Belles Filles – 161km
Tuesday, July 15th – First rest day 
Stage 11: Wednesday, July 16th – Besancon to Oyonnax – 186km
Stage 12: Thursday, July 17th – Bourg-en-Bresse to Saint-Etienne – 183km
Stage 13: Friday, July 18th – Saint-Etienne to Chamrousse – 200km
Stage 14: Saturday, July 19th – Grenoble to Risoul – 177km
Stage 15: Sunday, July 20th – Tallard to Nimes – 222km
Monday, July 21st – Second rest day 
Stage 16: Tuesday, July 22nd – Carcassone to Bagneres-de-Luchon – 237km
Stage 17: Wednesday, July 23rd – Saint-Gaudens to Saint-Lary-Soulan Plat d’Adet – 125km
Stage 18: Thursday, July 24th – Pau to Hautacam – 145km
Stage 19: Friday, July 25th -Maubourguet Pays du Val d’Adour to Bergerac – 208km
Stage 20: Saturday, July 26th – Bergerac to Perigueux – 54km individual time trial
Stage 21: Sunday, July 27th – Evry to Paris – 136km

 

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