Chris Froome solo, Tour de France 2013, stage eight

Climbers planning on riding the 2014 Tour de France will have watched today's unveiling of the route with relish.

Aside from a tricky stage through the cobbled roads of Paris-Roubaix and a lengthily final time trial, the route is populated by multiple climbs from the Tour's rich history.

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Stephen Puddicombe is a freelance journalist for Cycling Weekly, who regularly contributes to our World Tour racing coverage with race reports, news stories, interviews and features. Outside of cycling, he also enjoys writing about film and TV - but you won't find much of that content embedded into his CW articles.