Tour de France stage by stage guide

For all 21 stages of this year’s race, you can find a breakdown of what to expect on each day of racing with expert analysis from the likes of Daniel Mangeas, Robbie McEwen, Stephen Roche, Robert Millar, and Bernard Thevenet. There are also stage maps and profiles for all 21 stages marked with the sprint and king of the mountain points, along with all other crucial details.

“Normandy is my region, and when the Tour comes, there is going to be a week of festivities, before the race, and then during it,” says Daniel Mangeas, the former voice of the Tour de France on stage 1. “This first stage is for the sprinters – the parcours is flat, nearly all the way, with some small climbs, but not enough to make a difference. The race goes past all the coastal towns and it will be a beautiful stage. I think Marcel Kittel is the favourite, and André Greipel but I’d like to see Coquard and Bouhanni do well here, too.”