Interested in the Great War and can’t get “Over There” this Summer? Watch the Tour de France. France’s annual endurance race kicks off in York, UK on Saturday, 5 July. The first three stages are in the U.K., but stages four through ten (8 – 14 July) shadow the Western Front. On 11 July stage seven runs through the Meuse-Argonne and Saint Mihiel Salients on a 235km (140 mile) trip from Épernay to Nancy. After starting in Épernay, the tour proceeds through Châlons-en-Champagne; then on to Sainte-Menehould, les Islettes and Clermont-en-Argonne; before heading northeast through Dombasle-en-Argonne on its way to Charny-sur-Meuse and Bras-sur-Meuse. After Bras, the tour follows the D913 through the Verdun forests and the D24 past Douaumont. Then it heads southeast through the St. Mihiel Salient. The webmaster’s only complaint: It’s not a perfect battlefield tour. The route could have been drawn to go through or past many more key points: Varennes, Vauquois, Verdun, to name a few.