2014 Tour de France in Figures

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06/28/2014| 0 comments
by Roadcycling.com
The 2014 Tour de France in numbers and figures Fotoreporter Sirotti

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)

Race Organisation
100 permanent A.S.O. staff members
280 temporary staff members
1450 beds are reserved per day for the organisers and sports teams

Medical Service
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

Television Broadcasting
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
Daily programmes
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 of the Tour de France 2014, the elite of women’s cycling will take possession of the Champs-Élysées.

Race Partners
44 partner brands including 5 new partners (Krys, Mc Cain, Fruit Shoot, P&O Ferries, Carglass)
4 Club Partners
8 Official Partners
13 Official Suppliers
8 Technical Partners
4 Official Supporters
2 Media Partners
2 Official Broadcasters
3 Institutional Partners

Publicity caravan
170 vehicles
36 brands
600 people
14 million objects distributed
12 kilometers of procession
35 minutes of showtime
54 people to supervise the parade including 13 republican guards

Spectators along the Tour de France route (for the 2013 edition)
12 million spectators
63% men / 37% women
55% under 50 years old, including 12% under 25 years old
80% of spectators from France and 20% from abroad
38 different nationalities registered
6.5 hours of presence on average at the road side (5 and a half for flat stages, 7 and a half for mountain stages)
93% of spectators come in groups (of 4 to 5 people)

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