2011 Tour de France by the numbers

Tour Essentials: 2011 Start list Stage descriptions Five riders to watch North Americans to watch Past winners Tour standings (starting Saturday!) Alberto Contador timeline 3470km – rough estimation of the total kilometers 23 – number of major rated climbs, two fewer than last year 21 – number of stages, with the first stage a road […]
  • 3470km – rough estimation of the total kilometers
  • 23 – number of major rated climbs, two fewer than last year
  • 21 – number of stages, with the first stage a road stage, so no chance for yellow for the prologue specialists
  • Six – total number of major mountain stages, three in the Alps and three in the Pyrenees
  • Four – number of summit finishes: Luz Ardiden, Plateau de Beille, Galibier and l’Alpe d’Huez
  • Two – number of time trials; one is a 23km team time trial in stage 2 and the other is a 41km hilly individual time trial in stage 20
  • One – Italy is the lone foreign excursion beyond French borders this year
  • Zero – Amount of time bonuses awarded at finish line and hot sprints