Full 2009 Tour de France route details released

Tour de France 2009

Full details of each stage of the 2009 Tour de France have been published on the race's official website today.

Tour organiser Amaury Sports Organisation provides a comprehensive breakdown of each of the 21 stages in this year's race, including estimated time schedule.

This year's Tour starts in Monaco with a 15.5km time trial on Saturday July 4 and finishes three weeks later on the Champs Elysees in Paris on Sunday July 26.

The 3,500km route comprises of 10 flat stages, eight mountain stages, two individual time trial stages and one team time trial stage. Three of the stages end with a mountain top finish.

Those taking part in the 2009 Etape du Tour (Monday, July 20) will want to study the schedule for stage 20 to Mont Ventoux to see exactly what they are letting themselves in for.

Earlier in the year we picked out which stages we think that Britain's Mark Cavendish has a chance of winning. Cycling Weekly's week-by-week guide to the 2009 Tour is in the News section

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1Saturday 4 JulyMonacoMonaco15.5km
2Sunday 5 JulyMonacoBrignoles187km
3Monday 6 JulyMarseilleLa Grande-Motte196.5km
4Tuesday 7 JulyMontpellierMontpellier39km
5Wednesday 8 JulyLe Cap d’AgdePerpignan196.5km
6Thursday 9 JulyGéroneBarcelone181.5km
7Friday 10 JulyBarceloneAndorre Arcalis224km
8Saturday 11 JulyAndorre-la-VieilleSaint-Girons176.5km
9Sunday 12 JulySaint-GaudensTarbes160.5km
RMonday 13 JulyRest day, Limoges--
10Tuesday 14 JulyLimogesIssoudun194.5km
11Wednesday 15 JulyVatanSaint-Fargeau192km
12Thursday 16 JulyTonnerreVittel211.5km
13Friday 17 JulyVittelColmar200km
14Saturday 18 JulyColmarBesançon199km
15Sunday 19 JulyPontarlierVerbier207.5km
RMonday 20 JulyRest day, Verbier--
16Tuesday 21 JulyMartignyBourg-Saint-Maurice159km
17Wednesday 22 JulyBourg-Saint-MauriceLe Grand-Bornand169.5km
18Thursday 23 JulyAnnecyAnnecy40.5km
19Friday 24 JulyBourgoin-JallieuAubenas178km
20Saturday 25 JulyMontélimarMont Ventoux167km
21Sunday 26 JulyMontereau-Fault-YonneParis Champs-Élysées164km


Tour de France official website: www.letour.com

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