Will rumours turn out to be true that the 2016 Tour de France will return to Mont Ventoux next year? Cycling followers will find out on Tuesday when the ASO reveals the 2016 route in Paris. Cyclingnews will live stream the event, starting at 10:30 a.m. (GMT).
The rumoured Mont Ventoux stage will apparently start, as it did when it finished on the Ventoux in 1965, in the city of Montpellier. First tackled in a stage that crossed the Ventoux in 1951, the most recent ascent of the Ventoux was in 2013, when Chris Froome (Team Sky) beat Nairo Quintana (Movistar Team) by 29 seconds and effectively sealed his overall victory in that year's race.
It's believed that the Tour will tackle the Ventoux on the most frequently used approach through the town of Bedoin at the foot of what is a 21.8km ascent.
The only official word on the 2016 Tour route so far is that it will begin in Mont-Saint-Michel on July 2, with two complete stages in Normandy, the first from Mont-Saint-Michel to Utah Beach and the second from Cherbourg to Octeville.
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