Tour de France infographic

The 2011 Tour de France is about to begin on July 2nd. To celebrate (and clear up some of the questions you might have about the race) the Dish Network have put together this fun graphic.

Tour de France Infographic
Via: USDish.com

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Etape du Tour – Act 1 – Presentation

Modane to l'Alpe d'Huez Etape du Tour – Act 1, Presentation (Translated from French to English, using Google Translate)

The Act 1 takes place July 11 between Modane and Alpe d’Huez, the distance of 109km through the passes of the Telegraph , the Galibier and the climb of the Alpe d’Huez .

After crossing the start line Modane, 17km from False and flat down into the Maurienne valley to St Michel de Maurienne, await the riders. The road is wide (2 lanes + aisle on each side), but it will be wary of the few central islands and sidewalks in the village crossings. It should go fairly quickly, the stage is very short and the valley is borrowed in the direction of descent: AC clutch will dry! The road is wide (well, when it is 7000 at the outset, it is never large enough) and very straight, I do not think there is any massive bowls… Read More

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