In recent years the ITT’s in La Grande Boucle were getting less and less prominent. The 2017 edition opens with a 14 kilometres chronorace, while this stage brings a route of 22.5 kilometres – that’s 36.5 kilometres combined. Not that long ago there were two time trials at that distance scheduled in one Tour de France.
The riders roll off the ramp near Stade Vélodrome to arrive there as well. The route runs on flat roads to the foot of the steep ramps to Notre-Dame de la Garde. This basilica overlooks the city of Marseille and the climb is 1.2 kilometre at 9.1%. Following a 2 kilometres descent the last 5 kilometres head back to the home base of the Olympique de Marseille football club.
The route goes along La Corniche, the picturesque seaside road, and the old harbour Le Vieux Port.
It is the 35th time Marseille hosts the Tour de France. In the very first edition, in 1903, Hippolyte Aucouturier won a 374 kilometres stage from Lyon, while Mark Cavendish sprinted to victory in 2013. This was also last the time the Tour de France visited Marseille.
Live ticker 20th stage. The arrival of the last rider is expected 17:32 (local time).
Read about the favourites to win the stage and the start times.
Tour de France 2017 stage 20: Route maps, height profiles, and more
Click on the images to zoom
Related articles Riders - Tour de France 2017 Withdrawals - Tour de France 2017 Route and stages - Tour de France 2017 stage 20: Start times ITT - Tour de France 2017 stage 1: Start times ITT - Tour de France 2017 GC Favourites - Tour de France 2017 Fantasy Tour de France: at least 31,000 euro in prizes!More articles
Giro 2020: Hindley wins Queen Stage, Kelderman new leader
Vuelta 2020: Dan Martin wins at Laguna Negra, Roglic still leader
Giro 2020 Route stage 18: Pinzolo – Laghi di Cancano
Vuelta 2020 Route stage 3: Lodosa - Laguna Negra
Giro 2020 Route stage 19: Morbegno - Asti
Giro 2020 Favourites stage 19: Last chance for fast finishers
Giro 2020 Route stage 20: Alba – Sestriere
Giro 2020 Favourites stage 20: Four brutal mountains in 100 km
Giro 2020 Route stage 21: Cernusco di Naviglio – Milan
Giro 2020 Favourites stage 21: For pure ITT specialists
Giro 2020: The Route
Giro 2020: Riders
Giro 2020: Withdrawals
Vuelta 2020: Route
Vuelta 2020: Riders
Vuelta 2020: Withdrawals
Vuelta 2020 Route stage 4: Garray - Ejea de los Caballeros
Vuelta 2020 Favourites stage 4: Bennett vs BORA
Vuelta 2020 Route stage 5: Huesca - Sabiñánigo
Vuelta 2020 Favourites stage 5: Attackers in Pyrenees' foothills
Vuelta 2020 Route stage 6: Biescas - Aramón Formigal
Vuelta 2020 Favourites stage 6: GC clash on the Tourmalet
Vuelta 2020 Route stage 7: Vitoria Gasteiz - Valdegovia
Vuelta 2020 Favourites stage 7: Breakaway day
Vuelta 2020 Route stage 8: Logroño - Moncalvillo
Vuelta 2020 Favourites stage 8: Mountain goats on irregular finish climb
Vuelta 2020 Route stage 9: Castrillo del Val - Aguilar de Campoo
Vuelta 2020 Route stage 10: Castro Urdiales – Suances
Vuelta 2020 Route stage 11: Villaviciosa – La Farrapona
Vuelta 2020 Route stage 12: Pola Laviana - Angliru
Vuelta 2020 Route stage 13: Muros - Mirador de Ézaro
Cycling Calendar 2020