Le Tour de France: A Stage-By-Stage Recap

While ignorant spectators could describe the Tour de France as a scenic trip to around Paris, it conveniently ignores the near impossible route these young gents must take to cross the finish line.

 A counterclockwise trek through France’s most grueling roads and hairpin climbs and—worst of all—traversing this land on two wheels powered by their own grit and determination, the Tour is the ultimate test of endurance and lunacy.

 Cycling fans have been chomping at the bit since the conclusion of last year’s historic edition to see the peloton take off through the beautiful yet treacherous French countryside.

 Scroll through the gallery below for a stage-by-stage recap—from the glory of the frontrunners to the struggles of the caboose, we’ll keep you updated on all the drama across the Atlantic.

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