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Tour de France
Tour de France

Tour de France

The yellow leader's jersey is worn by the cyclist with the previous day's lowest aggregate time. 960 1280

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Citadel of Namur

Citadel of Namur

A pack of riders cycle pass the citadel of Namur in the town of Wallonia in southern Belgium. 960 1280

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Tour de France

Tour de France

A grueling race, the Tour de France has been compared to climbing 3 Mt. Everests. 960 1280

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King of the Mountains

King of the Mountains

The polka-dot jersey goes to the "King of the Mountains," or that day’s best climber. The polka-dot jersey was introduced in 1975, but the title has been a part of the race since 1933. 960 1280

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Tour de France

Tour de France

The Tour covers 2,000 miles with millions of people camping out at various points along the route to get the best view of the cyclists. 960 1280

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Les Galeries Saint Lambert shopping mall

Les Galeries Saint Lambert shopping mall

An artwork composed of 450,000 post-it notes arranged to form the image of a cycling peloton is displayed on the ceiling of the Les Galeries Saint Lambert shopping mall to celebrate the start of the Tour de France in Liege. 960 1280

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Seraing, Belgium

Seraing, Belgium

The peloton makes the climb of the Cote de Seraing, which rises for 1.5 miles at a 4.7% grade, in Seraing, Belgium. 960 1280

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L Aiguillon Sur Mer

L Aiguillon Sur Mer

The peloton rides through the village of L Aiguillon Sur Mer which is bordered by the Lay River in western France. 960 1280

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Redon, France

Redon, France

Riders head toward the small French village of Redon, which was centered around an abbey before transforming into a rural community in the 1960s. 960 1280

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Mur de Bretagne

Mur de Bretagne

The riders race past an old church on their way to the summit of Mur de Bretagne which rises in such a straight line that the finish can be seen from the bottom. 960 1280

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Dinan, France

Dinan, France

The peloton rolls through the ancient streets of Dinan, a quaint French village famed for its fifteenth-century architecture. 960 1280

  

Chateauroux

Chateauroux

A woman on a horse runs alongside the peloton on its way to Chateauroux, a town known for its athletics that boasts miles of bike paths. 960 1280

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Saint Flour

Saint Flour

The riders head toward the city of Saint Flour. Split into 2 levels, Saint Flour features the upper city on the volcanic plateau of Planèze and the lower city down in the Ander valley. 960 1280

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Carmauz

Carmauz

The cyclists make their way through rolling hills and seas of green grass to the mining town of Carmauz. 960 1280

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Luz Ardiden

Luz Ardiden

The peloton makes the climb to the ski resort town of Luz Ardiden, nestled in the Pyrenees. 960 1280

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Saint-Paul-Trois-Châteaux

Saint-Paul-Trois-Châteaux

The riders pass through the quaint village of Saint-Paul-Trois-Châteaux, known for its truffles, to the city of Gap. 960 1280

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Pinerolo, Italy

Pinerolo, Italy

Riders make their way from Gap to Pinerolo, located southwest of Turin, Italy and famous for its fortress where a superintendent of finances to Louis XIV, Nicolas Fouquet, was imprisoned in the Iron Mask. 960 1280

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Col Du Galibier

Col Du Galibier

Preparing for an intense section of the race, the peloton rides up towards the Col Du Galibier, the ninth-highest paved road in the Alps. 960 1280

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Grenoble, France

Grenoble, France

The cyclists arrive in the city of Grenoble in southeastern France at the foot of the French Alps. 960 1280

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Paris

Paris

The peloton heads into Paris for the final stage which has finished with laps of the Champs-Élysées since 1975. 960 1280

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