Over the span of three weeks, athletes competing in the 2014 Tour de France will ride over 3,000 kilometers, spanning two countries in 21 different stages. The race, which began in Leeds on July 5, culminates on July 27 as the cyclists ride around the Arc de Triomphe in Paris.
Competitors ride between 100 to 200 kilometers each day, with two days set aside for the athletes to rest. Each stage of the race poses unique challenges — the Tour de France winds through the mountains of England and France, with athletes encountering steep hills over 2,000 meters high. For a detailed look, click on the map or select a stage of the race from the menu to view the elevation, distance and ascent of each leg.Copyright © 2015, Los Angeles Times