Tour de France 2011 Route

The 2011 Tour de France route was announced today in Paris. The route celebrates 100 years of the Alps and to mark the occasion the Tour visits the Galibier twice and also goes up the vicious Alpe d' Huez for a mountain top finish two days before Paris.

There is an individual time trial before Paris.

There is a return to the Pyrenees in the first half of the race which could be interesting and there is the return of the Team Time Trial too.

Not as exciting as the start of 2010 without the Beligium Pave but definitely one for the climbers, I'd put my money on Andy Schleck this year.

1 comment:

Joseph said...

I have driven up the Alpe d'Huez and could not imagine ever getting up there on a bicycle!