|STAGE||TYPE||DATE||START AND FINISH||DISTANCE||DETAILS|
|1||On line||Saturday, July 7, 2018||Noirmoutier en l’ile / Fontenay-le-Comte||189 km||STAGE 1|
|2||On line||Sunday, July 8, 2018||Mouilleron-Saint-Germain / La Roche-sur-Yon||183 km||STAGE 2|
|3||Team Time-Trial||Monday, July 9, 2018||Cholet / Cholet||35 km||STAGE 3|
|4||On line||Tuesday, July 10, 2018||La Baule / Sarzeau||192 km||STAGE 4|
|5||On line||Wednesday, July 11, 2018||Lorient / Quimper||203 km||STAGE 5|
|6||On line||Thursday, July 12, 2018||Brest / Mûr-de-Bretagne||181 km||STAGE 6|
|7||On line||Friday, July 13, 2018||Fougères / Chartres||231 km||STAGE 7|
|8||On line||Saturday, July 14, 2018||Dreux / Amiens Métropole||181 km||STAGE 8|
|9||On line||Sunday, July 15, 2018||Arras / Roubaix||154 km||STAGE 9|
|–||Rest Day||Monday, July 16, 2018||Annecy / Annecy||REST 1|
|10||On line||Tuesday, July 17, 2018||Annecy / Le Grand-Bornand||159 km||STAGE 10|
|11||On line||Wednesday, July 18, 2018||Albertville / La Rosière Espace San Bernardo||108 km||STAGE 11|
|12||On line||Thursday, July 19, 2018||Bourg-Saint-Maurice Les Arcs / Alpe-d’Huez||175 km||STAGE 12|
|13||On line||Friday, July 20, 2018||Bourg d’Oisans / Valence||169 km||STAGE 13|
|14||On line||Saturday, July 21, 2018||Saint-Paul-Trois-Châteaux / Mende||187 km||STAGE 14|
|15||On line||Sunday, July 22, 2018||Millau / Carcassonne||181 km||STAGE 15|
|–||Rest Day||Monday, July 23, 2018||Carcassonne / Carcassonne||REST 2|
|16||On line||Tuesday, July 24, 2018||Carcassonne / Bagnères-de-Luchon||218 km||STAGE 16|
|17||On line||Wednesday, July 25, 2018||Bagnères-de-Luchon / Saint-Lary-Soulan||65 km||STAGE 17|
|18||On line||Thursday, July 26, 2018||Trie-sur-Baïse / Pau||172 km||STAGE 18|
|19||On line||Friday, July 27, 2018||Lourdes / Laruns||200 km||STAGE 19|
|20||Individual Time-Trial||Saturday, July 28, 2018||Saint-Pée-sur-Nivelle / Espelette||31 km||STAGE 20|
|21||On line||Sunday, July 29, 2018||Houilles / Paris Champs-Élysées||115 km||STAGE 21|
Running from Saturday July 7th to Sunday July 29th 2018, the 105th Tour de France will be made up of 21 stages and will cover a total distance of 3,329 kilometres.
The 2018 Tour de France will include a total of 25 mountain climbs or hills and altitude finishes ranked in second, first of HC class.
The geographic distribution will be as follows:
On the last three editions of the race, the total was as follows:
25 in 2015, 28 in 2016 et 23 in 2017.
ALMOST 100 % FRENCH
Except for a short visit of around 15 kilometres in Spain during stage 16 between Carcassonne and Bagnères-de-Luchon, the 105th Tour de France will never go out of the borders of France. 36“départements” will be travelled through and the Basque country that hadn’t been visited since 2006 will once again be on the map of the Tour.
THE COBBLES RETURN
During the 9th stage, Arras > Roubaix, there will be 21.7 kilometres of cobbled roads. The riders will take on a total of 15 sectors with lengths varying from 500m to 2.7 kilometres.
TIME-TRIALS: TTT AND ITT
Like it was the case last summer in Marseille, the winner of the 105th edition should be crowned after the 20th and penultimate stage, a time-trial between Saint-Pée-sur-Nivelle and Espelette on a distance of 31 kilometres. After a three-year absence, a team time-trial of 35 kilometres will also be on the menu during stage 3 in Cholet.
176 AT THE START
Based on a decision taken by the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI), each one of the 22 teams taking part in the Tour will, in 2018, be formed of 8 riders. There will therefore be a total of 176 riders present at the Grand Départ in Vendée Pays de la Loire.
3, 2, 1 BONUS …
It’ll be an innovation: from the Grand Départ until and including the 9th stage, 3, 2 and 1 bonus seconds will be awarded to the first three who reach a specific kilometre of the course determined in advance. It will have no incidence however on the points classification.
… AND 10, 6, 4 EXTRA BONUS
More conventional: 10, 6 and 4 bonus seconds will be taken off the overall times of the first three of each normal stage of the Tour (except for time-trials).
The 2018 Tour de France will start in the Vendée region in western France. The race should then proceed north to Brittany, where it will use some of the dirt roads featured in Tro-Bro Léon. There should also be an uphill finish on Mûr-de-Bretagne. It will then cross France towards Roubaix where some pava will be encountered. Than a transfer to the Alps for week 2 and the Pyrenées in the last week, finishing in Paris on Sunday 29th July 2018.
|Saturday 7th July 2018||Noirmoutier||Fontenay le comte|
|Sunday 8th July 2018||Mouillerons||La Roche sur Yon|
|Monday 9th July 2018||Cholet||Cholet||TTT 35 km|
|Tuesday 10th July 2018||La Baule||Sarzeau|
|Wednesday 11th July 2018||Lorient||La Pointe du Raz|
|Thursday 12th July 2018||Brest||Mûr-de-Bretagne|
|Friday 13th July 2018||Fougères||Alençon|
|Saturday 14th July 2018||Dreux||Amiens|
|Sunday 15th July 2018||Arras||Roubaix|
|Monday 16th July 2018||Aix-les-Bains||Aix-les-Bains|
|Tuesday 17th July 2018||Annacy||Le Grand-Bornard|
|Wednesday 18th July 2018||Albertville||La Rosière|
|Thursday 19th July 2018||Bourg-Saint-Maurice||L’alpe d’Huez|
|Friday 20th July 2018||Bourg d’Oisans||Valence|
|Saturday 21st July 2018||Valence||Mende|
|Sunday 22nd July 2018||Millau||Carcassonne|
|Monday 23rd July 2018||Carcassonne||Carcassonne|
|Tuesday 24th July 2018||Carcassonne||Luchon|
|Wednesday 25th July 2018||Luchon||Pla d’Adet ???|
|Thursday 26th July 2018||Pau||Col de Courduque or Gavernie|
|Friday 27th July 2018||Lourdes||Laruns-Artouste|
|Saturday 28th July 2018||Saint-Pée-sur-Nivelle||Espelette||ITT|
|Sunday 29th July 2018||Rethondes – Wagon de l’Armistice||Paris|