When: July 1 - 23, 2017
Where: Northern Manche, France
Defending Champion: Chris Froome
The Tour De France is a world famous bike race that lasts for three weeks and involves more than 2,100 miles so there are always plenty of opportunities for betting along the way - whether ante-post betting or in-running betting. The race itself is broken up into stages and you can bet on the winner of each stage, with the winner of a stage given the 'yellow jersey'.
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The 2017 Tour de France will be the 104th edition, that will start in Düsseldorf on 1 July, and will have only four mountain-top finishes but they include the super-steep climb to La Planche des Belles Filles in the Vosges.
These stages have the following profiles:
|STAGE||TYPE||DATE||START AND FINISH||DISTANCE|
|1||Individual time trial||Saturday, July 1st||Düsseldorf / Düsseldorf||14 km|
|2||Flat||Sunday, July 2nd||Düsseldorf / Liège||203.5 km|
|3||Hilly||Monday, July 3rd||Verviers / Longwy||212.5 km|
|4||Flat||Tuesday, July 4th||Mondorf-les-Bains / Vittel||207.5 km|
|5||Hilly||Wednesday, July 5th||Vittel / La planche des belles filles||160.5 km|
|6||Flat||Thursday, July 6th||Vesoul / Troyes||216 km|
|7||Flat||Friday, July 7th||Troyes / Nuits-Saint-Georges||213.5 km|
|8||Hilly||Saturday, July 8th||Dole / Station des rousses||187.5 km|
|9||Mountain||Sunday, July 9th||Nantua / Chambéry||181.5 km|
|-||Rest day||Monday, July 10th||Dordogne|
|10||Flat||Tuesday, July 11th||Périgueux / Bergerac||178 km|
|11||Flat||Wednesday, July 12th||Eymet / Pau||203.5 km|
|12||Mountain||Thursday, July 13th||Pau / Peyragudes||214.5 km|
|13||Mountain||Friday, July 14th||Saint-Girons / Foix||101 km|
|14||Hilly||Saturday, July 15th||Blagnac / Rodez||181.5 km|
|15||Hilly||Sunday, July 16th||Laissac-Sévérac l'Église / Le Puy-en-Velay||189.5 km|
|-||Rest day||Monday, July 17th||Le Puy-en-Velay|
|16||Flat||Tuesday, July 18th||Le Puy-en-Velay / Romans-sur-Isère||165 km|
|17||Mountain||Wednesday, July 19th||La Mure / Serre-Chevalier||183 km|
|18||Mountain||Thursday, July 20th||Briançon / Izoard||179.5 km|
|19||Flat||Friday, July 21st||Embrun / Salon-de-Provence||222.5 km|
|20||Individual time trial||Saturday, July 22nd||Marseille / Marseille||22.5 km|
|21||Flat||Sunday, July 23rd||Montgeron / Paris Champs-Élysées||103 km|
The maillot jaune (yellow jersey), which is worn by the general classification or (overall time) leader, is the most prized. It is awarded by calculating the total combined race time up to that point for each rider. The rider with the lowest total time is the leader, and at the end of the event is declared the overall winner of the Tour.
As of 2005, the first 3 places to finish are awarded bonuses of 20, 12, and 8 seconds respectively, while the first 3 places at intermediate sprints are awarded 6, 4, and 2 seconds. However, these bonuses are rarely significant enough to cause major upset in the classement géneral (General Classification).
Sometimes a rider takes the overall lead during a stage and gets sufficiently far ahead of the yellow jersey wearer his current lead is greater than his time deficit to the yellow jersey in the general classification, when this happens, this rider may be referred to as being "the yellow jersey on the road". Obviously, no jerseys can be exchanged in this situation, which is why in some other languages the leading rider is referred to as the "virtual yellow".
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Hard though it is to believe, 'Le Tour' as its fans like to call it, started out as a marketing exercise for a French newspaper. Maurice Garin won the inaugural Tour de France in 1903 but fell from grace a year later when Le Tour organizers disqualified him for taking a train through part of the route.
The first competitors would not recognize the race today. No longer are competitors expected to ride through the night but the route is much longer in distance and much tougher in terrain.
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Chris Froome Cruises to His Second Tour de France Victory.
Froome’s second Tour win was closer than his first, even as he demonstrated his superiority in becoming the first overall winner since Eddy Merckx in 1970 to also win the best-climber competition (the polka-dot jersey awarded to that rider was not introduced until 1975, but the competition predates the jersey).
Froome held the yellow jersey on Stage 4, then regained it from Stage 7 onward after briefly losing it to Tony Martin. His signature attack was a furious climb up La Pierre-St. Martin on Stage 10, during which he opened his lead from 12 seconds to 2:52 over Tejay Van Garderen.
From that point onward, Froome was a marked man, but any attacks against him fell short.
Vincenzo Nibali emerged Sunday as the first Italian winner of the Tour de France in 16 years after a race defined by inclement weather and painful eliminations of other favorites.
Nibali, 29, who rides for Astana, did not cruise to a win by default. He won four stages of the Tour, including one in each of the three mountain ranges the Tour traversed this year: the Vosges, the Alps and the Pyrenees. All of the wins were decisive.
Nibali also wore the yellow jersey as the race leader for 19 of the 21 stages.
Chris Froome won three stages of the Tour de France on his way to becoming the second British rider to triumph in the most prestigious stage race in cycling.
The 28-year-old Team Sky rider took the race leader's yellow jersey by winning stage eight's mountain-top finish at Ax 3 Domaines and kept it all the way to the finish in Paris.
Froome's achievement matched that of his Team Sky team-mate Sir Bradley Wiggins, who won the 2012 race.
Bradley Wiggins is the first Brit and the 99th rider to win the Tour de France - completing the 3,497km (2,173 mile) race over 20 stages. The 32-year-old from gritty northwest London became Britain's first winner of cycling's greatest race, ending a 75-year drought for his country with an imperial conquest of the roads in cross-Channel neighbor France.
Wiggins, finished with a winning margin of three minutes and 21 seconds after ending Sunday's race around the streets of Paris in the peloton.
Fellow Brit and Team Sky team-mate Chris Froome consolidated second place with Italy's Vincenzo Nibali third.
Alberto Contador stood atop the podium at the Tour de France on Sunday for the third time in four years, struggling to rein in his emotions as Spain's national anthem echoed across the wide boulevard of the Champs-Elysees.
Off to one side, Lance Armstrong applauded and then, without much fanfare, headed toward the exit. "I need a cold beer," he said when asked his thoughts at the finish line. Rarely has the emergence of a sport's newest superstar dovetailed so neatly with the departure of the last one.
Contador held off a next-to-last day challenge from Andy Schleckof Luxembourg, his runner-up for a second consecutive year, draining much of the drama from the 20th and final stage. Denis Menchov of Russia was third overall.
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