The 104th Tour de France is about to start!

Yes the Tour de France is in its’ 104th year. You’ve probably guessed that we’re pretty keen on cars here at Speedy Reg, but we also love bikes too!

After an individual time trial on July 1st, the Tour starts in Dusseldorf on July 2nd and continues down through Belgium and into Luxembourg, reaching France on July 3rd  where the race continues until the final stage on July 11th.

The race is 3540 kilometres long and there’ll be plenty of TV coverage to enjoy. If you subscribe to Eurosport, you’ll have Tour de France coverage every day. If you don’t, you can still watch the race on ITV or S4C.

Who will win? Well that’s anyone’s guess, but the favourites are Chris Froome (last year’s winner), Richie Porte and Nairo Quintana,

The 2017 Tour de France stages

 Stage one

When: Saturday July 1
Where: Düsseldorf, individual time trial

Distance: 14km

Stage two

When: Sunday July 2
Where: Düsseldorf –Liège

Distance: 203.5km

Stage three

When: Monday July 3
Where: Verviers – Longwy

Distance: 212.5km

Stage four

When: Tuesday July 4
Where: Mondorf-les-Bains – Vittel

Distance: 207.5km

Stage five

When: Wednesday July 5
Where: Vittel – La Planche des Belles Filles

Distance: 160.5km

Stage six

When: Thursday July 6
Where: Vesoul – Troyes

Distance: 216km

Stage seven

When: Friday July 7
Where: Troyes – Nuits-Saint-Georges

Distance: 213.5km

Stage eight

When: Saturday July 8
Where: Dole – Station des Rousses

Distance: 187.5km

Stage nine

When: Sunday July 9
Where: Nantua – Chambéry

Distance: 181.5km

Rest day

When: Monday July 10

Stage 10

When: Sunday July 11
Where: Périgueux –Bergerac

Distance: 178km

Stage 11

When: Wednesday July 12
Where: Eymet – Pau

Distance: 203.5km

Stage 12

When: Thursday July 13
Where: Pau – Peyragudes

Distance: 214.5km

Stage 13

When: Friday  July 14
Where: Saint Girons – Foix

Distance: 101km

 Stage 14

When: Saturday July 15

Where: Blagnac – Rodez

Distance: 181.5km

Stage 15

When: Sunday July 16
Where: Laissac Sévérac l’Église – Le Puy en Velay

Distance: 189.5km

Rest Day

When: Monday July 17

Stage 16

When: Tuesday July 18
Where: Le Puy en Velay – Romans sur Isère

Distance: 165km

Stage 17

When: Wednesday July 19
Where: La Mure – Serre Chevalier

Distance: 183km

Stage 18

When: Thursday July 19
Where: Briançon – Col d’Izoard

Distance: 179.5km

Stage 19

When: Friday July 21
Where: Briançon – Col d’Izoard

Distance: 222.5km

Stage 20

When: Saturday July 22
Where: ITT in Marseille

Distance: 22.5km

Stage 21

When: Sunday July 23
Where: Montgeron – Paris

Distance: 103km