The 104th Tour de France has an unusual format, tackling France's five major mountain ranges Vosges, Jura, Pyrenees, Central Massif and Alps in this order. It has been 25 years since the mountainous Grand Slam was in the Tour de France.
The 104th edition will cover 3516km over 21 stages. It will start off with a 13km pro-log, and include 8 flat stages, 5 Medium-mountain stages, 6 high mountain stages including 3 summit finishes
(La Planche des Belles Filles, Peyragudes and the Col d'Izoard) 1 Individual Time Trial on the penultimate stage, and 2 rest days before the riders finish as usual on the cobblestones of the Champs Elysees.
Tour de France 2017
Pyrenees-Alps and Paris