When: Sunday, July 8
Where: London-Canterbury
Length: 203km

DESCRIPTION
The race starts with a neutralised ride from Tower Bridge, all set for photogenic shots of the peloton and London in the background, to the official start in Greenwich. The route will follow the course of the London marathon in reverse as far as Woolwich, and then heads out for an unchallenging day in the Kent countryside before hitting Canterbury.
Three fourth-category climbs will give one clever rider a few days in the polka-dot jersey. It’s a stage for the sprinters, though… perhaps even a British one.

CW STAGE RATING
Scenery: 10/10
Difficulty: 2/10
Impact on overall: 1/10

STAGE ONE: ROUTE DETAILS

Km Location ETA Feature
0 LONDON TOWER BRIDGE 10:20 START
27.5 Gravesend 11:39 Town
46.5 Gillingham 12:06 Sprint
67.5 Maidstone 12:36 Town
76 Teston 12:49 Sprint
94.5 Southborough Hill 13:14 Climb cat 4
97 Royal Tunbridge Wells 13:19 Feed zone
121 Goudhurst 13:53 Climb cat 4
140.5 Tenterden 14:21 Sprint
159.5 Ashford 14:48 Town
183 Farthing Common 15:21 Climb cat 4
203 CANTERBURY 15:50 FINISH

For the full Tour de France 2007 route, click here

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