Running from Saturday July 4th to Sunday July 26th 2009, the 96th Tour de France will be made up of 21 stages and will cover a total distance of 3,500 kilometres.
These 21 stages have the following profiles:
- 10 flat stages,
- 7 mountain stages,
- 1 medium mountain stage,
- 2 individual time-trial stages,
- 1 team time-trial stage.
Distinctive aspects of the race
- 3 mountain finishes,
- 2 rest days,
- 55 kilometres of individual time-trials,
- 20 Category 1, Category 2 and highest level passes will be climbed.
8 new stop-over towns
Brignoles, Gérone (Espagne), Issoudun, Martigny (Suisse), Saint-Fargeau, Tonnerre, vatan, Verbier (Suisse).
|15||High Mountains||Sunday 19 July||PontarlierVerbier||Pontarlier > Verbier||207 km|
|R||Rest Day||Monday 20 July||Verbier||Verbier|
|16||High Mountains||Tuesday 21 July||MartignyBourg-Saint-Maurice||Martigny > Bourg-Saint-Maurice||160 km|
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