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Tour de France stages and stats

A shot of the riders in the Tour de France. (Laurent Cipriani/AP)

It’s that time of year again, when the sports world suddenly discovers an abiding passion for mountain stages and yellow shirts, and the number of Google searches of the world “peloton” surge. It’s the Tour de France, set to get rolling on Saturday. This year, though, the world’s best cyclists tour not just France, but England and Belgium as well. Take a look at where this year’s course ventures as it winds its way 3,664 km towards the Arc de Triomphe.

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