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FORGET YOUR TRAINING WHEELS – YOU’RE GOING TO THE TOUR DE FRANCE

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FORGET YOUR TRAINING WHEELS – YOU’RE GOING TO THE TOUR DE FRANCE

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We’re always keen to find the silver lining, and one from this crisis is that it encourages creativity – there are all sorts of great ideas coming out of the Sky Sport crew, across many sports.

While the Tour De France 2020 is looking a little uncertain right now, the tours in your homes are well and truly under way as we get on our bikes to stay fit. So, to inspire everyone to keep going, the Sky Sport crew is putting together a virtual Tour for fans to emulate the toughest cycling competition in the world. 

From Monday 6 April at 7 am on Sky Sport 3, we’re pushing off with the first stage of the 2019 Tour de France – and over three weeks Kiwi cyclists can set up their bike trainers or rollers in their living rooms, garage or driveways and follow the best of the best as they fight their way through the French country roads, up the hills around Épernay and the Alps and Pyrenees.

CEO and Ex road cyclist Jacques Landry from Cycling New Zealand says, “The Tour is the absolute pinnacle international event for road cyclists, and we have had a few fantastic Kiwis compete in Tour teams over the years. If this great initiative from Sky Sport encourages more New Zealanders to get cycling and racing, then we’re all for it!”

Once 2019 is run then we’ll roll out the Tours from 2018 through to 2015, each running three weeks.  Honestly, by June, if you all stick with it, we’ll have a nation capable of taking on the Alp d’Huez and a sprint to the finish on the Avenue des Champs-Élysées.

It’s OK – you won’t have to do the whole of each stage as we’re airing the last two hours only, and if you have already started sleeping in a bit, we suggest you record on My Sky and do this when it best suits you!

For details on each stage for the 2019 Tour de France see below.  Get your Lycra out, your water bottles prepped and your helmets on.  Safety first people. 

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Tour de France 2019 stages

Route Km Type

 

Brussels – Brussels

194.5 Flat

 

Brussels – Brussels

27.6 TTT

 

Binche – Épernay
 

215 Hills

 

Reims – Nancy

213.5 Flat

 

Saint-Dié-des-Vosges – Colmar

175.5 Hills

 

Mulhouse – La Planche des Belle Filles

160.5 Mountains

 

Belfort – Chalon-sur-Saône

230 Flat

 

Mâcon – Saint-Étienne

200 Hills

 

Saint-Étienne – Brioude

170.5 Hills

 

Saint-Flour – Albi

217.5 Flat

 

Rest Day

   

 

Albi – Toulouse

167 Flat

 

Toulouse – Bagnères-de-Bigorre
 

209.5 Mountains

 

Pau – Pau

27.2 ITT

 

Tarbes – Tourmalet

117.5 Mountains

 

Limoux – Prat d’Albis

185 Mountains

 

Rest Day

   

 

Nîmes – Nîmes

177 Flat

 

Pont du Gard – Gap

200 Flat

 

Embrun – Valloire

208 Mountains

 

Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne – Tignes

126.5 Mountains

 

Albertville – Val Thorens

59.5 Mountains

 

Rambouillet – Paris

128 Flat