The 2014 Tour de France: key figures

The numbers behind the world's biggest annual sporting event

With the Grand Depart of the 101st Tour de France this Saturday in Yorkshire, the city of Leeds is readying itself for the 198 riders and 22 teams who will start this year's race.

The 2014 edition of La Grand Boucle will visit four countries and cover 3,664km over 21 stages which includes 9 flat stages, 5 hill stages, 6 mountain stages with 5 altitude finishes, 1 individual time trial stage and 2 rest days.

Cyclingnews continues its countdown to the Tour with all the key figures of the world's largest annual cycling event courtesy of race organiser ASO.

The Tour de France by Numbers

4,500 people: organisers - teams - media - partners - publicity caravan - providers

198 riders at the start (22 teams of 9 riders)
300 support staff
15 members of the race jury

The Route for 2014
3,664 km (21 stages)
4 countries visited (the United Kingdom, France, Belgium, Spain)
33 French departments visited
36 stage towns/cities
662 municipalities visited (611 in France, 39 in the United Kingdom, 9 in Belgium, 3 in Spain)

100 permanent A.S.O. staff
280 temporary staff
1,450 beds reserved every day for the organisers and sports teams

Medical Service
10 emergency doctors, 1 anaesthetist nurse
6 ambulances, 2 medical emergency cars, 1 bike, 1 X-ray truck

47 republican guard motorcycle police officers
13 police officers in the permanent police commission on Le Tour
14,000 gendarmes / 9,000 police officers and CRS riot police mobilised
1,000 agents employed by General Councils

Media (for the 2013 edition)
2,000 journalists, consultants, photographers
585 different media organisations
380 newspapers, press agencies or web sites
85 TV channels including 60 live broadcasters
75 photo agencies
45 radio stations

TV Broadcasting
Broadcast in 190 countries
Almost 100 channels including 60 live broadcasters
New national channels broadcasting live: S4C (Wales), RTVS (Slovenia), Sportsnet (Canada)
10 stages broadcast in their entirety
90 hours of live programmes (broadcast internationally)
5,500 hours of broadcasting throughout the world
3.5 billion viewers worldwide (in 2013)

Internet / New Media
30 million unique visitors / 110 million pages viewed on in 2013
4 languages: French, German, Spanish and English (the most visited version)
1,350,000 fans on Facebook
500,000 followers on Twitter
500,000 on Google +
2.2 million fans and followers on the social networks
1.1 million downloads of applications dedicated to the Tour de France

France Télévisions coverage
Daily programmes
Start village on France 3 from 12.55 every day (except 7th, 14th, 19th and 24th July) and exceptionally 10.55 on 5th and 6th July.
Live broadcast on France 3 from 1.30 PM and on France 2 from 3 PM.
Vélo Club cycling programme on France 2 from the end of the stage until 6.40 PM.
Stade 2 sports programme on France 2 live from the Tour de France on 6th, 13th, 20th and 27th July at 5.30 PM.
L’image du jour (picture of the day) on France 2 at 8.40 PM.
Le film du Tour (stage summary) on France 3 each day at 8.10 PM after the Tout le Sport sports round-up programme.

10 stages will be broadcast in their entirety (9 in 2013, 7 in 2012)
1: Leeds – Harrogate / Saturday 5th July
2: York – Sheffield / Sunday 6th July
3: Cambridge – London / Monday 7th July
4: Le Touquet Paris-Plage – Lille Métropole / Tuesday 8th July
5: Ypres – Arenberg Porte du Hainaut / Wednesday 9th July
10: Mulhouse – La Planche des Belles Filles / Monday 14th July
14: Grenoble – Risoul / Saturday 19th July
17: Saint-Gaudens – Saint-Lary Pla d’Adet / Wednesday 23rd July
18: Pau – Hautacam / Thursday 24th July
21: Evry – Paris / Sunday 27th July

La Course by Le Tour de France
Sunday 27th July – from 1.50 PM on France 3
On the day of the last stage of the Tour de France 2014, the elite of women’s cycling will take possession of the Champs-Élysées.

44 partner brands including 5 new partners (Krys, Mc Cain, Fruit Shoot, P&O Ferries, Carglass)
4 Club Partners
8 Official Partners
13 Official Suppliers
8 Technical Partners
4 Official Supporters
2 Media Partners
2 Official Broadcasters
3 Institutional Partners

Publicity caravan
170 vehicles
36 brands
600 people
14 million objects distributed
12 km of procession
35 minutes of showtime
54 people to supervise the parade including 13 republican guards

Spectators on the road-sides (for the 2013 edition)
12 million spectators
63% of men and 37% of women
55% under 50 years old, including 12% under 25 years old
80% of spectators from France and 20% from abroad
38 different nationalities identified
6 and a half hours of presence on average on the road-side (5 and a half for flat stages, 7 and a half for mountains stages)
93% of people come in groups (of 4 to 5 people)

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