The route master
In this episode of Kilometre 0 we speak to Thierry Gouvenou, the sporting director of the Tour de France, about how the race route is plotted.
This year's Tour has visited all five mountain ranges in France – the Jura, the Vosges, the Pyrenees, the Massif Central and the Alps – and has led to one of the closest races of all-time.
But what is Gouvenou aiming for when he and his team design the route? We ask him.
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