Tour de France 2008 – Race Preview

Tour de France 2008
Missing your sleep deprivations? Start your clocks, the details for the 2008 TDF are available from the www.letour.fr site.

Running from Saturday July 5th to Sunday July 27th 2008, the 95th Tour de France will be made up of 21 stages and will cover a total distance of 3,500 kilometres.

These 21 stages have the following profiles:

* 10 flat stages,
* 5 mountain stages,
* 4 medium mountain stages,
* 2 individual time-trial stages.

Distinctive aspects of the race

* 4 mountain finishes,
* 2 rest days,
* 82 kilometres of individual time-trials,
* 19 Category 1, Category 2 and highest level passes will be climbed.

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