Tour de France 2011

Le Tour de France 2011 – Starts Saturday 2nd July!

Excitement is mounting for this year’s tour, starting on the Passage du Gois this Saturday, 2nd July. Here’s the very basics of this year’s tour:

The Route

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With 21 stages covering 3430km, and the famous Galibier at 2,645 being climbed twice on this year’s route to celebrate its first appearance in the tour in 1911, the race looks set to be a great one for spectators.

With two rest days, 4 summit finishes and 10 flat stages (come on Cav!) the tour will arrive in Paris on Sunday the 24th July

More information is available on the Official Website

Staying up to date in the UK


ITV4 continue their coverage of the tour this year, with highlights of each stage at 7pm and stages 1 and 19 shown live

Eurosport will be following every stage live. For those with Sky or similar you’re all set – if you haven’t got access to Eurosport, read below in the online section


Twitter is a great place to keep up with the tour new – follow @itvcycling or @letour. While you’re there don’t forget to follow @SprocketTwitt !

Evans Cycles and Eurosport are also running a promotion for Eurosport Player where you can watch all the tour stages online for just £7.98 for a 3 month subscription – see this link


That’s it for now – we’ll be commenting on the tour a bit more in the coming weeks, and maybe even get to a stage!

About Matt

I'll admit to being a bit of a kit freak, but cycling is a great sport for that! I've ridden a bike since I can remember, and now mainly cycle on road and on tour. I completed JOGLE in 2010 and plan to tour Europe next year. This blog is my place for product reviews, guides and my opinions on cycling in the UK