Tour de France Private Jet Services with Le Bas International

Tour de France Private Jet Services with Le Bas International

Le Bas International has been providing private jet and helicopter services for over 28 years! Let our aviation experts assist you with attending the Tour de France by providing the best aircraft or helicopter options to keep up with this exciting event!

The 2018 Tour de France will be the 105th edition of the Tour de France, one of cycling’s three Grand Tours. The 3,329 km (2,069 mi) race will depart Noirmoutier-en-l’Île, in the Vendée department, on 7 July and will finish with the Champs-Élysées stage in Paris, on 29 July. A total of 176 riders across 22 teams will participate in the 21-stage race. The Tour will be the shortest of the century and will be the fifth time a tour has set out from the Vendée department. The Tour will start a week later than usual and originally planned due to a clash with the 2018 FIFA World Cup. This year 176 riders will commence, instead of 198 riders, due to new rules by the UCI. This change will reduce the number of riders on a team from 9 to 8. It was announced that three, two and one bonus seconds, would be given to the first three riders to cross a specific kilometre of the race, determined in advance. It will affect the general classification, but not the points.

The start of the 2018 Tour (known as the Grand Départ) is in the Vendée department, in the region of Pays de la Loire. The departments in the Pays de la Loire region hosted the Tour de France on its first edition back 1903. Since this time, the cities and towns of the Pays de la Loire region have welcomed the Grand Départ of the Tour de France nine times, five of which have set out from the Vendée. The Tour will be a very technical race,[ with climbs including the Alpe d’Huez and the Col de Tourmalet, which have notfeatured in previous years. For the first time in 60 to 70 years, it will include a section of unpaved roads on the Plateau des Glières. The race will include 21.7 km (13.5 mi) of cobbles (or pavé) on stage 9, which were last featured in 2015. In the first week of the race two laps of the short, but steep Mûr-deBretagne are included.

2018 Tour de France Itinerary
Stage characteristics
Stage Date Course Distance Type
1 7 July Noirmoutier-en-l’Île to Fontenay-le-Comte 189 km (117 mi) Flat stage
2 8 July Mouilleron-Saint-Germain to La Roche-sur-Yon 183 km (114 mi) Flat stage
3 9 July Cholet to Cholet 35 km (22 mi) Team time trial
4 10 July La Baule to Sarzeau 192 km (119 mi) Flat stage
5 11 July Lorient to Quimper 203 km (126 mi) Medium mountain stage
6 12 July Brest to Mûr-de-Bretagne 181 km (112 mi) Medium mountain stage
7 13 July Fougères to Chartres 231 km (144 mi) Flat stage
8 14 July Dreux to Amiens 181 km (112 mi) Flat stage
9 15 July Arras to Roubaix 154 km (96 mi) Flat stage
16 July Annecy Rest day
10 17 July Annecy to Le Grand-Bornand 159 km (99 mi) High mountain stage
11 18 July Albertville to La Rosière 108 km (67 mi) High mountain stage
12 19 July Bourg-Saint-Maurice to Alpe d’Huez 175 km (109 mi) High mountain stage
13 20 July Le Bourg-d’Oisans to Valence 169 km (105 mi) Flat stage
14 21 July Saint-Paul-Trois-Châteaux to Mende 187 km (116 mi) Medium mountain stage
15 22 July Millau to Carcassonne 181 km (112 mi) Medium mountain stage
23 July Carcassonne Rest day
16 24 July Carcassonne to Bagnères-de-Luchon 218 km (135 mi) High mountain stage
17 25 July Bagnères-de-Luchon to Saint-Lary-Soulan (Col de Portet) 65 km (40 mi) High mountain stage
18 26 July Trie-sur-Baïse to Pau 172 km (107 mi) Flat stage
19 27 July Lourdes to Laruns 200 km (124 mi) High mountain stage
20 28 July Saint-Pée-sur-Nivelle to Espelette 31 km (19 mi) Individual time trial
21 29 July Houilles to Paris (Champs-Élysées) 115 km (71 mi) Flat stage


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