I’m really looking forward to watching some of the bike ride this year. I guess to your average person it’s about as boring as watching paint dry but I get geeked out over this event… just like I do the Westminster Dog Show or the Hawaii Ironman. Ok, I know… I’m weird but I really do like watching the Westminster and the Ironman.
The U.S. has two teams in the ride this year:
Running from Saturday July 5th to Sunday July 27th 2008, the 95th Tour de France will be made up of 21 stages and will cover a total distance of 3,500 kilometres.
These 21 stages have the following profiles:
- 10 flat stages,
- 5 mountain stages,
- 4 medium mountain stages,
- 2 individual time-trial stages.
Distinctive aspects of the race
- 4 mountain finishes,
- 2 rest days,
- 82 kilometres of individual time-trials,
- 17 Category 1, Category 2 and highest level passes will be climbed.