Riders react to 2015 Tour de France route presentation

What the best cyclists in the world have to say about the route of the 2015 Tour de France

The route of the 2015 Tour de France was officially unveiled in Paris today with many of the world's best riders assembled at the Palais des Congrès to see what the race has in store for them in eight months' time.

Notable absentees however were Alberto Contador, Nairo Quintana and Chris Froome - the latter issued a statement on his website explaining he may skip the 2015 Tour to focus on the Giro d'Italia and Vuelta a Espana.

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Richard Abraham is an award-winning writer, based in New Zealand. He has reported from major sporting events including the Tour de France and Olympic Games, and is also a part-time travel guide who has delivered luxury cycle tours and events across Europe. In 2019 he was awarded Writer of the Year at the PPA Awards.