Tour de France

Tour de France 2014 map

The 2015 Tour de France looks set to be one for the climbers with three mountainous days in the Pyrenees followed by two big days in the Alps at the end of the three weeks. The Penultimate day of the race finishes at the top of Alpe d’Huez.

Reigning champion Vincenzo Nibali has expressed his desire to return to the Tour, instead of riding the Giro, while Chris Froome, one of the strongest climbers in the pro peloton, surprisingly said he had not yet decided what his goals for the 2015 season would be.

Alberto Contador and Nairo Quintana are both expected to focus on the Tour de France in 2015 that looks to favour them with only one short individual time trial and one team time trial.

The cobbles of northern France feature once again as will the famously steep Mur de Huy in Belgium. Following the start in Utrecht – the Tour’s 21st foreign start – the race makes its way across the north of France before the transfer to the Pyrenees.

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