The Tour de France 2011 course has been announced today. With 3,471 kilometres of racing, spread over 21 stages, including two time-trials, along the roads of 34 French departments, with a visit to Italy, the route of the Tour de France, unveiled at the Paris Convention Centre, is a journey through the midst of the country's cycling heartlands.

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