2009 Tour de France stages in detail

Next year's Tour de France route was announced in Paris one week ago , and even though the organiser Amaury Sports Organisation (ASO) is still working on the exact roads the riders will tackle in July 2009, Cyclingnews already took a closer look at the daily itineraries. Be it time trial, sprint, transitional or mountain stages, the route descriptions are online for everyone who likes to see what exactly is in store in the next Grande Boucle.

Another analysis of the 2009 parcours was made by Procycling's editor Peter Cossins, who thinks it will have a slow fuse which will ignite the fireworks on the penultimate stage.

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