2009 Tour de France

The 2009 Tour de France event was the 96th held. It started in Monaco on 4 July, with a prologue through Monaco's streets. The second stage was also held in Monaco. In total, the tour will visited a total of six nations: Monaco, France, Spain, Andorra, Switzerland and Italy. The total length of the tour for this year was 3,445 km (or 2,141 miles). See the stage details below.

There was unprecedented international interest in this event as seven time winner Lance Armstrong made a successful comeback to this event, in the name of promoting cancer awareness. He finished third (see winners list). The winner was Alberto Contador of Spain riding for the Astana team.

Event Stages

Stage Date Details Distance
1 July 4 Monaco - individual time-trial 15.5km
2 July 5 Monaco - Brignoles 187km
3 July 6 Marseille - La Grande-Motte 196.5km
4 July 7 Montpellier - team time-trial 39km
5 July 8 Le Cap d'Agde - Perpignan 196.5km
6 July 9 Girona (Spain) - Barcelona (Spain) 181.5km
7 July 10 Barcelona (Spain) - Andorra-Arcalis 224km
8 July 11 Andorra-la-Vieille - Saint-Girons 176.5km
9 July 12 Saint-Gaudens - Tarbes 160.5km
July 13 Limoges Rest Day -
10 July 14 Limoges - Issoudun 194.5km
11 July 15 Vatan - Saint-Fargeau 192km
12 July 16 Tonnerre - Vittel 211.5km
13 July 17 Vittel - Colmar 200km
14 July 18 Colmar - Besanon 199km
15 July 19 Pontarlier - Verbier (Switzerland) 207.5km
July 20 Verbier (Switzerland) - Rest Day -
16 July 21 Martigny (Switzerland) - Bourg-Saint-Maurice 159km
17 July 22 Bourg-Saint-Maurice - Le Grand-Bornand 169.5km
18 July 23 Annecy (individual time-trial) 40.5km
19 July 24 Bourgoin-Jallieu - Aubenas 178 km
20 July 25 Montlimar - Mont Ventoux 167km
21 July 26 Montereau-Fault-Yonne - Paris Champs-Elyses 164km


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