Tour de France 2017 presentation - Gallery

Defending champion Froome and his rivals have a first glimpse at next year's challenges

Tour de France director Christian Prudhomme unveiled an interesting route for the 2017 edition of the race, one that will visit all five of the country's mountain regions, and spreads the summit finishes from stage 5 through stage 18.

Defending champion Chris Froome was seated next to his main French rivals Romain Bardet and Thibaut Pinot during the event, positioned amidst the dignitaries and assembled media at the Palais des Congrès in Paris to see what challenges await them next July.

It is the first time since 1992 that the Vosges, Jura, Pyrenees, Central Massif and Alps will all feature in the race. Miguel Indurain won that edition, but unlike 1992 - which had a massive 137km of individual time trials and a 65km team time trial, there are just 36km against the clock in the 2017 Tour de France.

 

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