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2015 Tour de France route unveiled


2015 Tour de France route unveiled


The route of the 2015 Tour de France was officially unveiled in Paris on Wednesday.

The race, which will feature time bonuses for the first time since 2008, will start in the Netherlands, where the gusty winds could split the peloton and see some leaders lose valuable time early on.

Iconic summit finishes, cobbles and a penultimate stage on l’Alpe d’Huez were confirmed but perhaps the biggest shock is the lack of timetrial kilometres, something that will not favour 2013 winner Chris Froome who announced he may skip the event.

Speaking on his personal website, the Team Sky rider suggested that the Giro d’Italia suits him better, and he may then afterwards aim at the Vuelta a Espana instead of competing in the 102nd edition of the Tour de France.

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