That coveted yellow jersey is close enough to touch.
The Tour de France is the greatest bike race on earth, and the 104th edition is already proving one of the most thrilling in recent memory. Christian Prudhomme, the director of the race, has stated that the 2017 route has been specifically designed to encourage riders to attack each other from early on, right through to the Champs Elysees finale on 23 July.
Though it has just three summit finishes and fewer categorised climbs than previous years, the Tour will visit every one of France’s five mountain regions: the Alps, the Pyrénées, the Massif Central, the Jura and the Vosges. With up to nine potential sprint stages, spectators can expect aggressive racing from the get go. In honour of this sporting spectacular, we’ve put together the ultimate guide of the Tour de France 2017. Allez! Allez!
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Quick enough to see the sights, and leisurely enough to not miss anything, there’s nothing quite like exploring a new place on two wheels. Whatever your cycling ability, there’s a fantastic destination just waiting to welcome you. Try casually coasting down city streets, getting your heart thumping on off-road routes or even packing up and taking a long tour right across the continent. So grab your bicycle and get ready for an adventure you won’t forget – here are some top cycling destinations in Europe.
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Comfortably the most famous cycling race in the world, the Tour de France is a gruelling challenge for the sport’s greatest athletes across some of Europe’s most difficult mountain terrains. For cycling fans, there really is nothing like watching the peloton battle up a steep incline or zoom by during sprint stages. To help you soak up all of the atmosphere throughout, check out our practical Tour de France guide to get up to speed on this iconic race.
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