The 2009 Tour de France will start in the Principality of Monaco and will finish as it is tradition in the Champs Elysees in Paris. This Tour apart from starting outside France exit its borders twice plus one to visit two unpublished cities for the Tour of the Swiss country, Verbier and Martingny, since this municipality is returned to France via Italy, the other output will be and to visit the city of Girona also unreleased and Barcelona, City municipality that was not city stage for 44 years and is the southernmost destination in the history of the Tourfrom this city they move to France passing first by the Principality of Andorra, an arrival at a departure from Andorra La Vella and Andorra Arcalis. The route of the 2009 will have 21 stages that will travel a total of 3,500 km and will have as main characteristics that will run across a total of 6 countries and will have a high mountain stage the stage prior to the arrival in Paris, another of the features is that Returns the time trial team, returns to visit the Col duTourmalet and will rise the Port d Envalira of 2,408 meters, one of the highest arrivals on high in the history of the Tour two stages dedicated to the sea from Monaco to the to Grade Motte, a stage dedicated to the surrealist painter Salvador Dali, ranging from Le Cap D agde and Perpinyathe return port of Grand – Saint – Bernard after 43 years away. The route of the 2009 Tour is certainly a tour so that you do not know who is the winner until the end. Original author and source of the article.