This higher resolution image provided Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014 by the Tour de France organizers Amaury Sport Organisation (ASO), shows a map displaying the route for the 2015 Tour De France. Starting in Utrecht, Netherlands, on July 4 2015, the 102nd Tour ends 22 days later, as is traditional, on the Champs-Elysees in Paris. (AP Photo/ASO)

PARIS (AP) — The punishing hairpin climb to the Alpe d’Huez ski station high in the French Alps will provide the dramatic climax for the 2015 Tour de France, before cycling’s showcase race sweeps into Paris for its traditional finish in front of cheering crowds on the Champs-Elysees.

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