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23/10/2014

2015 Tour de France route’s official presentation

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Yesterday, the route of 2015 Tour de France was presented at the Palais des Congrès in Paris. This year’s route is totally designed to broke with the key points of traditional route’s plan.

This new route is designed for best trained climbers, as it will only have 14 km of individual time trial and up to seven mountain stages. The race is scheduled to start in Utrecht (Netherlands) on July 4 with the only individual time trial contemplated, and will finish as usual with the traditional circuit of the Champs Elysees on July 26.

La Pierre Saint-Martin, Cauterets, Plateau de Beille, Mendee, Pra-Loup, La Toussuire, and the legendary Alpe d’Huez will be the seven chosen stages by ASO (Amaury Sport Organisation), organiser of the Grand Boucle, to host the end of the stages of big mountain route’s days.

Festina has more than 50 years engaged in the cycling world as Official Timekeeper of the most important races in the world. In 2015, once again, Festina becomes timekeeper’s responsible of the three “Grand Tours”.