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Le Tour de France
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The Tour is "the Big Loop" around Europe's largest country, although the exact route changes every year.

The stages offer different riders the chance of daily glory, from the sprinters on the flat to the mountain-men and strong individual riders in the time trials.

Click on each section to see tour profiles with each climb shown in detail and a guide to what might happen out on the road.