2018 Tour de France: When and Where to Watch

July 10, 2018 09:54 AM

One of the biggest, most well-known of the grand tours of the cycling world, the 105th edition of the Tour de France officially began last Saturday, July 7! This year’s route features the hairpin-loaded climb of Alped’Huez, as well as the 21.7 kilometres of cobble on the stage of Roubaix, a stage that hasn’t been part of the tour since 2015. Another key highlight in this exciting tour is the 65km road in stage 17.

The Grand Depart took place in the Vendee region in the west of France. Riders will be traversing through France, and a bit of Spain at stage 16, facing several summit finishes and individual time trials, for a total distance of 3,351km.

Among the GC contenders this year are defending champion Chris Froome of Team Sky, and Tom Dumoulin of Team Sunweb, likely gearing up for a re-match after Giro d’Italia last May, where they took first and second place respectively.

Be sure to tune in to this year’s exciting Tour de France, on Eurosports, available here on SKY. Check out the full schedule of the 21 stages below:

Stage Type Date & Time Start and Finish Distance
1 Flat Sat, July 7, 4:55PM Noirmoutier-en-l'Île / Fontenay-le-Comte 201 km
2 Flat Sun, July 8, 7:00PM Mouilleron-Saint-Germain / La Roche-sur-Yon 182.5 km
3 Team Time-Trial Mon, July 9, 9:10PM Cholet / Cholet 35.5 km
4 Flat Tue, July 10, 5:00PM La Baule / Sarzeau 195 km
5 Hilly Wed, July 11, 6:15PM Lorient / Quimper 204.5 km
6 Hilly Thu, July 12, 7:00PM Brest / Mûr-de-Bretagne Guerlédan 181 km
7 Flat Fri, July 13, 6:00PM Fougères / Chartres 231 km
8 Flat Sat, July 14, 5:30PM Dreux / Amiens Métropole 181 km
9 Hilly Sun, July 15, 6:30PM Arras Citadelle / Roubaix 156.5 km
- Rest Day Mon, July 16 Annecy  
10 Mountain Tue, July 17, 7:10PM Annecy / Le Grand-Bornand 158.5 km
11 Mountain Wed, July 18, 7:55PM Albertville / La Rosière Espace San Bernardo 108.5 km
12 Mountain Thu, July 19, 6:05PM Bourg-Saint-Maurice Les Arcs / Alpe d'Huez 175.5 km
13 Flat Fri, July 20, 7:30PM Bourg d'Oisans / Valence 169.5 km
14 Hilly Sat, July 21, 7:00PM Saint-Paul-Trois-Châteaux / Mende 188 km
15 Hilly Sun, July 22, 7:00PM Millau / Carcassonne 181.5 km
- Rest Day Mon, July 23 Carcassonne  
16 Mountain Tue, July 24, 5:25PM Carcassonne / Bagnères-de-Luchon 218 km
17 Mountain Wed, July 25, 9:00PM Bagnères-de-Luchon / Saint-Lary-Soulan Col du Portet 65 km
18 Flat Thu, July 26, 7:50PM Trie-sur-Baïse / Pau 171 km
19 Mountain Fri, July 27, 6:00PM Lourdes / Laruns 200.5 km
20 Individual time-trial Sat, July 28, 6:00PM Saint-Pée-sur-Nivelle / Espelette 31 km
21 Flat Sun, July 29, 8:10PM Houilles / Paris Champs-Élysées 116 km

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