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Tour de France 2006

Date range:
July 1-23, 2006
  • Tour de France, France, UPT (ProTour)
  • Stages Expand the race menu
    • Prologue

      Distance:
      7km
      Start location:
      Strasbourg
      End location:
      Strasbourg, ITT
    • Stage 1

      Distance:
      183km
      Start location:
      Strasbourg
      End location:
      Strasbourg
    • Stage 2

      Distance:
      223km
      Start location:
      Obernai
      End location:
      Esch-sur-Alzette (Luxembourg)
    • Stage 3

      Distance:
      216km
      Start location:
      Esch-sur-Alzette
      End location:
      Valkenburg (Netherlands)
    • Stage 4

      Distance:
      215km
      Start location:
      Huy (Belgium)
      End location:
      Saint-Quentin
    • Stage 5

      Distance:
      219km
      Start location:
      Beauvais
      End location:
      Caen
    • Stage 6

      Distance:
      184km
      Start location:
      Lisieux
      End location:
      Vitré
    • Stage 7

      Distance:
      52km
      Start location:
      Saint-Grégoire
      End location:
      Rennes ITT
    • Stage 8

      Distance:
      177km
      Start location:
      Saint-Méen-le-Grand
      End location:
      Lorient
    • Stage 9

      Distance:
      170km
      Start location:
      Bordeaux
      End location:
      Dax
    • Stage 10

      Distance:
      193km
      Start location:
      Cambo-les-Bains
      End location:
      Pau
    • Stage 11

      Distance:
      208km
      Start location:
      Tarbes
      End location:
      Val d'Aran/Pla-de-Beret (Spain)
    • Stage 12

      Distance:
      211km
      Start location:
      Luchon
      End location:
      Carcassonne
    • Stage 13

      Distance:
      231km
      Start location:
      Béziers
      End location:
      Montélimar
    • Stage 14

      Distance:
      181km
      Start location:
      Montélimar
      End location:
      Gap
    • Stage 15

      Distance:
      187km
      Start location:
      Gap
      End location:
      L'Alpe-d'Huez
    • Stage 16

      Distance:
      182km
      Start location:
      Le Bourg-d'Oisans
      End location:
      La Toussuire
    • Stage 17

      Distance:
      199km
      Start location:
      Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne
      End location:
      Morzine
    • Stage 18

      Distance:
      193km
      Start location:
      Morzine
      End location:
      Mâcon
    • Stage 19

      Distance:
      56km
      Start location:
      Le Creusot
      End location:
      Montceau-les-Mines ITT
    • Stage 20

      Distance:
      152km
      Start location:
      Antony (Parc de Sceaux)
      End location:
      Paris Champs-Elysées
  • Race history

July 19, Stage 16: Le Bourg-d'Oisans - La Toussuire 182km

By:
Cycling News
Published:
July 04, 2006, 1:00 BST,
Updated:
April 22, 2009, 13:11 BST

Stage 16 could be the key to the 2006 Tour. The crucial linchpin stage begins by immediately...

Stage 16 could be the key to the 2006 Tour. The crucial linchpin stage begins by immediately ascending the immense Galibier, then descends over 60km to attack the Beyond Category Col de la Croix-de-Fer, then the transition climb of Col du Mollard, and then down to St.Jean-de-Maurienne to the final ascent of the new climb up to the ski station of La Toussuire. It's not a steep grade at 6% but it is 18.4km long, which could lead to big gaps at the finish. It will be time for riders like Valverde to make up some time before the final TT.

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