It’s nearly that time of year again! On Saturday 4th July, nearly 200 of the world’s best road cyclists will be leaving Utrecht for the Grand Départ of the Tour de France! If you don’t know your feed zone from your maillot jaune, this guide is for you!The Tour follows a different route every year, often starting outside France and always finishing on the Champs-Élysées. Over the 23 days in between, the peloton will ride up and down mountains, over flat stages, and sometimes even across cobbles in their trip around L’Hexagone (another name for France – used due to its hexagonal shape!). The race alternates between going clockwise and anti-clockwise around France, to keep the riders from getting dizzy.