Visit the 2010 Tour De France
One of the most celebrated annual competitions, the 2010 Tour De France will be the event’s 97th. Definitely one of the world’s most covered biking contest, people from all over the globe troop to France to celebrate not just the victory of the individual, but also the victory of the human spirit.
The 2010 Tour de France will have its prologue at Rotterdam in the Netherlands and qualifying riders will have to endure a 20-stage race that spans to more than 3,600 kilometres. The race period will start on the July 4th and will conclude on July 25th.
If you want to experience and be a part of this event, then better your reservations because people will be flocking in to the shores of France.
Tour De France Route Schedule
Stage 1 – Rotterdam to Brussels (Belgium), July 4th
Stage 2 – Brussels to Spa (Belgium) July 5th
Stage 3 – Wanze (Belgium) to Porte du Hainaut July 6th
Stage 4 – Cambrai to Reims, July 7th
Stage 5 – Épernay to Montargis, July 8th
Stage 6 – Montargis to Gueugnon, July 9th
Stage 7 – Tournus to Station des Rousses, July 10th
Stage 8 – Station des Rousses to Morzine-Avoriaz, July 11th
Rest day (Morzine-Avoriaz) July 12th
Stage 9 – Morzine-Avoriaz to Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne, July 13th
Stage 10 – Chambéry to Gap, July 14th
Stage 11 – Sisteron to Bourg-lès-Valence, July 15th
Stage 12 – Bourg-de-Péage to Mende, July 16th
Stage 13 – Rodez to Revel, July 17th
Stage 14 – Revel to Ax-3 Domaines, July 18th
Stage 15 – Pamiers to Bagnères-de-Luchon, July 19th
Stage 16 – Bagnères-de-Luchon to Pau, July 20th
Rest day (Pau) July 21st
Stage 17 – Pau to Col du Tourmalet, July 22nd
Stage 18 – Salies-de-Béarn to Bordeaux, July 23rd
Stage 19 – Bordeaux to Pauillac, July 24th
Stage 20 – Longjumeau to Paris (Champs-Élysées), July 25th
It seems Armstrong is not the only one with high chances of winning. Among the particular riders include Andy Schleck of Luxemborg and Fabian Cancellera of Switzerland, both of whom are riding for Team Saxo Bank. Levi Leipheimer , who has dominated the Amgen Tour of California, is also seen as a live rider who also had high probability of winning the competition.
You can still bask in the Tour de France experience even if you are staying in places that are far from the action.
France is crazy about this competition and even if you are in one of the grand Montpellier hotels, the Beziers Hotels, and the Perpignon hotels, expect to see French screaming their devotion to such competition.