The 2017 Tour de France in numbers

21 stages, 198 riders, 3,540km, 4,500 people, 10million fans. All the numbers you need to know ahead of the 2017 Tour de France:

The peloton rolls out in 2015 (Bryn Lennon, Getty Images)

The 2017 Tour de France in numbers:

21 stages

3,540km 

9 flat stages

5 medium mountain stages

5 mountain stages

2 individual time trials

22 teams

198 riders

9 riders on each team

A Tour de France fly-past (Tim de Waele/Corbis via Getty Images)

Organisation

4,500 people: organisation, teams, media, partners, suppliers and publicity caravan

300 team staff members

15 race jury members

100 ASO staff

380 other race staff

500 + hotels visited

7 planes reserved for transfers

4 countries visited: Germany, Belgium, Luxembourg and France

34 French departments

35 stage-sites - including 10 debut locations

635 cities 

2,100 people live in Laissac-Severac L’Eglise, the smallest town

2,250,000 residents in Paris, the largest city

222.5km - longest stage, Stage 8, Embrun > Salon de Provence

2,642metres - Col du Galibier, the highest point of the Tour de France

Robbie McEwen with a TdF doctor in 2005 (JAVIER SORIANO/AFP/Getty)

Medical

10 doctors

7 nurses

7 ambulances

1 motorbike

2 medical cars

1 radiology truck

Mark Cavendish the centre of attention in 2014 (Doug Pensinger/Getty)

Media

2,000 journalists

600 media outlets

91 photographic agencies

301 newspapers, press agencies and websites

68 radio networks

Chloe Hosking (right) celebrates winning in 2016 (Michael Steele/Getty)

La Course (fourth edition)

126 riders

90km over two rounds

67.5km (1st round)

2,360metres

22.5km (2nd round) High-speed pursuit

One of many Tour TV cameramen (Friedemann Vogel/Bongarts/Getty)

TV

190 countries

100 channels - 60 live

105 hours of live coverage

6,300 hours of airtime around the world

Dutch fans on Alpe d'Huez (Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Fans

10-12 million at the roadside (2016)

80% French

20% Other nationalities

The publicity caravan in 2002 (JOEL SAGET/AFP/Getty Images)

Logistics

4,000m of roadside barriers on every stage

2.7km of banners per stage, on average

1,050 tall barriers at each finish area

450 publicity signs

7 hectares required for the finish area

Stats courtesy letour.fr

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