The 2018 Tour de France will be the 105th edition of the Tour de France, one of cycling's three Grand Tours. The start of the 2018 Tour will be in the Vendée department, in the region of Pays de la Loire. The departments in the Pays de la Loire region hosted the Tour de France's cyclists on its very first edition back 1903. Since this time, the cities and towns of the Pays de la Loire region have welcomed the Grand Départ of the Tour de France nine times, five of which have set out from the Vendée. The 2017 Tour de France garnered quite a bit of social chatter with 343k total engagement and 485k interaction for the duration of the race, the majority of which were women. The tour will start a week later than originally planned due to the 2018 FIFA World Cup.