Here’s a downloadable calendar of the Tour de France for your electronic diary or phone with brief details of each stage.
The format proves very popular, perhaps there’s a big demand to schedule work and social life around the crucial days? With this in mind each stage has a star rating, a subjective take on the stage’s importance to the race, whether drama or likely importance for the overall classification.
New for 2017 all stages will be broadcast live from start to finish so more than ever it will pay to tune on for the big days and drop out for the duller ones. All stages are scheduled to finish around 5.00pm CET with the exception of the opening stage and the last one.
If you’re familiar with ical files, here’s the URL for the ics file:
Save the ics / iCal / iCalendar file and you can import it into your electronic diary. One or two clicks and it’s on your iPhone / Outlook etc. The default settings have alerts switched off but check your device to avoid annoyance.
Alternatively if you use Google then see calendar below and the +Google Calendar link on the bottom-right. Note this method can work with Android phones when the iCal file might not.
If you want more help on how to make use of this, see the inrng.com/calendar page which has the calendar for all the main men’s and women’s pro races in 2017 and a fuller explanation of how to put a calendar into Outlook, an iPhone, your diary etc.