2014 Tour de France in Figures
Bringing the Tour de France 2014 to life will involve 4500 people. The event involves organisers, teams, media, partners, suppliers and the publicity caravan. Read on for more figures and numbers from this year's Tour de France.
198 riders will be at the Tour de France start in Leeds, United Kingdom (22 teams of 9 riders)
300 support staff members
15 race jury members
The Tour de France Route for 2014
3664 kilometers (21 stages)
4 countries visited (the United Kingdom, France, Belgium, and Spain)
33 French departments visited
36 towns and cities will host stage starts and/or finishes
662 municipalities visited (611 in France, 39 in the United Kingdom, 9 in Belgium, 3 in Spain)
100 permanent A.S.O. staff members
280 temporary staff members
1450 beds are reserved per day for the organisers and sports teams
10 emergency doctors, 1 anaesthetist nurse will be ready to assist during the Tour de France, when needed
6 ambulances, 2 medical emergency cars, 1 bike, 1 X-ray truck
Tour de France Security
47 republican guard motorcycle police officers
13 police officers in the permanent police commission on Le Tour
14,000 gendarmes / 9,000 police officers and CRS riot police mobilised
1,000 agents employed by General Councils
Media (for the 2013 edition)
2000 journalists, consultants, photographers
585 media organisations
380 newspapers, press agencies or web sites, including RoadCycling.com
85 TV channels including 60 live broadcasters
75 photo agencies
45 radio stations
Broadcast in 190 countries
Almost 100 channels including 60 live broadcasters
New national channels broadcasting live: S4C (Wales), RTVS (Slovenia), Sportsnet (Canada)
10 stages broadcast in their entirety
90 hours of live programmes (broadcast internationally)
5500 hours of broadcasting throughout the world
3.5 billion viewers worldwide (in 2013)
French Televisions (France Telecom) coverage
Start village on France 3 from 12.55 every day (except 7th, 14th, 19th and 24th July) and exceptionally 10.55 on 5th and 6th July.
Live broadcast on France 3 from 1.30 PM and on France 2 from 3 PM.
Vélo Club cycling programme on France 2 from the end of the stage until 6.40 PM.
Stade 2 sports programme on France 2 live from the Tour de France on 6th, 13th, 20th and 27th July at 5.30 PM.
L’image du jour (picture of the day) on France 2 at 8.40 PM.
Le film du Tour (stage summary) on France 3 each day at 8.10 PM after the Tout le Sport sports round-up programme.
10 stages of the 2014 Tour de France will be broadcast in their entirety (9 in 2013, 7 in 2012)
1: Leeds – Harrogate / Saturday 5th July
2: York – Sheffield / Sunday 6th July
3: Cambridge – London / Monday 7th July
4: Le Touquet Paris-Plage – Lille Métropole / Tuesday 8th July
5: Ypres – Arenberg Porte du Hainaut / Wednesday 9th July
10: Mulhouse – La Planche des Belles Filles / Monday 14th July
14: Grenoble – Risoul / Saturday 19th July
17: Saint-Gaudens – Saint-Lary Pla d’Adet / Wednesday 23rd July
18: Pau – Hautacam / Thursday 24th July
21: Evry – Paris / Sunday 27th July
La Course by the Tour de France
Sunday 27th July – from 1.50 PM on France 3
On the day of the last stage