The 2017 Tour de France route has been revealed and it’s a mountainous one with all five of the country’s mountain ranges used for the first time in 25 years.

The tour starts in the German city of Dusseldorf on the 1st July and takes in 2,183 miles before finishing as ever in Paris. In those 2,183 miles will be two individual time trials (at the start and towards the end of the race) and major climbs in Vosges, Jura, the Pyrenees, Massif Central and the Alps.

The route will also visit Belgium and Luxembourg.

Organisers have also announced that some 10km of the mountain climbs will be off-limits to roadside fans after last years crash on Mont Ventoux where Froome memorably ran up after colliding with Richie Porte and Bauke Mollema due to crowds getting in the way of a moto and it having to break in front of the riders.

Below shows the stages, start andĀ finish towns and distances;

2017 Tour de France stages

Stage 1: 1 July – Dusseldorf – Dusseldorf (individual time trial), 13km

Stage 2: 2 July – Dusseldorf – Liege, 202km

Stage 3: 3 July – Verviers – Longwy, 202km

Stage 4: 4 July – Mondorf-Les-Bains – Vittel, 203km

Stage 5: 5 July – Vittel – La Planche des Belles Filles, 160km

Stage 6: 6 July – Vesoul – Troyes, 216km

Stage 7: 7 July 7 – Troyes – Nuits-Saint-Georges, 214km

Stage 8: 8 July 8 – Dole – Station des Rousses, 187km

Stage 9: 9 July – Nantua – Chambery, 181km

Rest day: 10 July

Stage 10: 11 July – Perigueux – Bergerac, 178km

Stage 11: 12 July – Eymet – Pau, 202km

Stage 12: 13 July – Pau – Peyragudes, 214km

Stage 13: 14 July – Saint-Girons – Foix, 100km

Stage 14: 15 July – Blagnac – Rodez, 181km

Stage 15: 16 July – Laissac-Severac L’Eglise – Le-Puy-en-Velay, 189km

Rest day: 17 July

Stage 16: 18 July – Le-Puy-en-Velay – Romans-sur-Isere, 165km

Stage 17: 19 July – La Mure – Serre-Chevalier, 183km

Stage 18: 20 July – Briancon – Izoard, 178km

Stage 19: 21 July – Embrun – Salon-de-Provence, 220km

Stage 20: 22 July – Marseille – Marseille (individual time trial), 23km

Stage 21: 23 July – Montgeron – Paris Champs-Elysees, 105km


For more info visit the Tour de France website.