The 2014 Tour de France Broken Down In Details

PARIS, June 30, 2014 – Ahead of the Tour de France’s start in Leeds
on Saturday, AFP takes a look at the important numbers defining the 101st
edition of the Grand Boucle:

Number of stages: 21
Number of rest days: 2
Mountain stages: 6
Summit finishes: 5
Time trials: 1
Number of riders: 198
Number of teams: 22
Cobbled sections: 9
Mountain climbs: 25
Kilometres raced: 3,662
Countries passed through: 4

Start date: Saturday, July 5
End date: Sunday, July 27
Longest stage: 237km (stage 16, Carcassonne to Bagneres-de-Luchon)
Shortest stage: 54km (stage 20 time trial, Bergerac to Perigueux)
Highest point: Col d’Izoard 2,360m (stage 14)
Longest climb: Col du Lautaret 34km (stage 14)
Toughest average gradient: Gerardmer La Mauselaine 1.8km at 10.3 percent (stage 8)