The route has been announced but still lacks details of the exact roads and towns it passes through.
The great news is – on Friday the 25th July and Saturday 26th July Le Tour revisits the Dordogne department for the first time since 2006! And there will be two stages, a stage 19 finish in Bergerac, and a stage 20 time-trial from Bergerac to Perigueux! This TT (where you will be able to see every competitor ‘contre la montre’ racing against the clock) will most likely determine the eventual winner of the Maillot Jaune and will be an exciting penultimate day of the Tour.
Although stage 19 doesn’t pass the doorstep of La Blanquette the route does pass through Bergerac, which is only just over an hour’s drive away, or three hours relatively flat cycle along the Dordogne!
We are busy working out how we can get to sample the atmosphere at either or both of these stages. Most hotels near the route were booked out last year. Will we cycle or will we drive or get the train? Where will British corner be?! Decisions, decisions!
The exact routes for the two stages will be announced a month or two before the Tour, so we will keep you posted.