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Tour de France 2006

Running from Saturday July 1st to Sunday July 23th 2006, the 93rd Tour de France will be made up of a prologue and 20 stages and will cover a total distance of 3,600 kilometres.



These 20 stages have the following profiles:

* 9 flat stages,

* 4 medium mountain stages,

* 5 mountain stages,

* 2 individual time-trial stages,



Distinctive aspects of the race

* 3 mountain finishes,

* 2 rest days,

* 116 kilometres of individual time-trials (including the prologue)

* 22 Category 1, Category 2 and highest level passes will be climbed