July 2-24, 2016, Mont-Saint-Michel, France , Road - WorldTour

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Tour de France 2016

The 2016 Tour de France will be the 103rd edition of the oldest Grand Tour on the calendar. After a foreign start in Utrecht in 2015, the race will return to home shores for the opening stages, setting off from the foot of Mont-Saint-Michel in the Manche department. The race last visited the picturesque area for the individual time trial in 2013, which was won by Tony Martin.

The full race route was announced on October 20 in Paris, with organiser ASO revealing an innovative but mountainous route that visits the Pyrenees, Mont Ventoux and the Alps. The race will not remain entirely in France, with three days to be spent in the Principality of Andorra and a visit to Berne in Switzerland- the home town of Fabian Cancellara. There will be just 54km of time trials, divided between a twisting 37km between Bourg-Saint-Andéol and La Caverne du Pont-d’Arc on stage 13 and then a hilly, almost mountain time trial on stage 18 between Sallanches and Megève in the Alps. The race will, of course, finish with the traditional stage through the streets of Paris.

The 2016 Tour de France starts on Saturday July 2 an ends on Sunday July 24. There will be two rest days in Andorra and Berne. 

A number of big names have already signalled their intention to ride the race in 2016. Defending champion Chris Froome (Team Sky) will return to try and take his third Tour de France title. Alberto Contador (Tinkoff) is hoping to end his illustrious career on a high with victory here, while Nairo Quintana (Movistar) and Fabio Aru (Astana) are targeting their first win in the race.


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Stage 1

188km Mont-Saint-Michel - Utah Beach / Sainte-Marie-Du-Mont

Stage 2

182km Saint-Lô - Cherbourg-Octeville

Stage 3

222km Granville - Angers

Stage 4

232km Saumer - Limoges

Stage 5

216km Limoges - Le Lioran

Stage 6

187km Arpajon-sur-Cère - Montauban

Stage 7

162km L'Isle-Jourdain - Lac de Payolle

Stage 8

183km Pau - Bagnères-de-Luchon

Stage 9

184km Vielha Val d'Aran - Andorre Arcalis

Rest Day 1


Stage 10

198km Escaldes-Engordany - Revel

Stage 11

264km Carcassonne - Montpellier

Stage 12

185km Montpellier - Mont Ventoux

Stage 13

37km Bourg-Saint-Andéol - La Caverne du Pont-d'Arc

Stage 14

208km Montélimar - Villars-les-Dombes Parc des Oiseaux

Stage 15

159km Bourg-en-Bresse - Culoz

Stage 16

206km Moirans-en-Montagne - Berne

Rest Day 2


Stage 17

184km Berne - Finhaut-Emosson

Stage 18

17km Sallanches - Megève

Stage 19

146km Albertville - Saint-Gervais Mont Blanc

Stage 20

146km Megève - Morzine

Stage 21

113km Chantilly - Paris Champs-Élysées
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