2016 Tour de France

Cadel Evans in Tour de France 2011The 2016 Tour de France begins on Saturday, July 2 and will span 21 stages.

The 2016 Tour de France includes two individual time trials and no team time trial. There will be six mountain stages, four of which have summit finishes. The 2016 Tour will also be 158.7 kilometres longer than the 2015 version.

After wearing the Yellow Jersey from Stage 7 onwards, 2015’s Tour champion, Chis Froome, will again be a top contender in the 2016 version, with the announced course well suited to his strengths as a rider.

More: Froome happy with 2016 Tour de France route

Stage Date Course Distance Type
1 7/2/2016 Mont Saint-Michel – Utah Beach, Sainte-Marie-du-Mont 188 km Flat stage
2 7/3/2016 Saint-Lô – Cherbourg-Octeville 182 km Hilly stage
3 7/4/2016 Granville – Angers 222 km Flat stage
4 7/5/2016 Saumur – Limoges 232 km Flat stage
5 7/6/2016 Limoges – Le Lioran 216 km Medium-mountain stage
6 7/7/2016 Arpajon-sur-Cère – Montauban 187 km Flat stage
7 7/8/2016 L’Isle-Jourdain – Lac de Payolle (fr) 162 km Medium-mountain stage
8 7/9/2016 Pau – Bagnères-de-Luchon 183 km Mountain stage
9 7/10/2016 Vielha Val d’Aran – Andorra-Arcalis 184 km Mountain stage
7/11/2016 Andorra Rest day
10 7/12/2016 Escaldes-Engordany – Revel 198 km Medium-mountain stage
11 7/13/2016 Carcassonne – Montpellier 164 km Flat stage
12 7/14/2016 Montpellier – Mont Ventoux 185 km Mountain stage
13 7/15/2016 Bourg-Saint-Andéol – La Caverne du Pont-d’Arc (fr) 37 km Individual time trial
14 7/16/2016 Montélimar – Villars-les-Dombes – Parc des Oiseaux (fr) 208 km Flat stage
15 7/17/2016 Bourg-en-Bresse – Culoz 159 km Medium-mountain stage
16 7/18/2016 Moirans-en-Montagne – Bern 206 km Medium-mountain stage
7/19/2016 Bern Rest day
17 7/20/2016 Bern – Finhaut Émosson (fr) 184 km Mountain stage
18 7/21/2016 Sallanches – Megève 17 km Individual time trial
19 7/22/2016 Albertville – Saint-Gervais-les-Bains 146 km Mountain stage
20 7/23/2016 Megève – Morzine 146 km Mountain stage
21 7/24/2016 Chantilly – Paris 113 km Flat stage

Cycling Articles

Giro D’Italia Stage 21 preview

Giro D’Italia Stage 21 preview

by , 29 May 2016

After an incredible final few days in the mountains, the general classification riders places are locked in, now it is time for sprinters to finish of what has been a fabulous race.

Nibali overtakes Chaves, Taarame wins Stage 20

Nibali overtakes Chaves, Taarame wins Stage 20

by , 29 May 2016

The 2016 Giro d’Italia’s penultimate stage has been taken by Rein Taaramae (Katusha) after the breakaway managed to stay clear, but back in the peloton it was Vincenzo Nibali (Astana) who rode away from everyone to take the pink jersey.

Giro d’Italia 2016: Stage 20 live race updates, blog

Giro d’Italia 2016: Stage 20 live race updates, blog

by , 28 May 2016 Popular article!

Can Esteban Chavez hold onto pink and deliver Orica GreenEdge their first ever Grand Tour on the penultimate stage of the Giro d’Italia? Find out as The Roar brings you live coverage of the 134 kilometre journey from Guillestre to Sant’anna di Vinadio from 8:45pm (AEST).

Honourary Aussie Esteban Chaves is on the verge of Grand Tour glory

Honourary Aussie Esteban Chaves is on the verge of Grand Tour glory

by , 28 May 2016

Guys, I don’t mean to alarm you, but Esteban Chaves is leading the Giro d’Italia with just two stages left.

Giro d’Italia Stage 20 preview

Giro d’Italia Stage 20 preview

by , 28 May 2016

The final general classification shake up will occur on today’s penultimate from Guillestre to the finishing point in Sant’Anna di Vindadio. With three major mountain passes and a short climb to the finish, even though the stage is only 134 kilometres long it will be a brutal finale to a difficult race.

Kruijswijk crashes out of the Maglia Rosa

Kruijswijk crashes out of the Maglia Rosa

by , 28 May 2016

Steven Kruijswijk started Stage 19 in the Maglia Rosa, with a lead of three minutes over second-placed Esteban Chaves. All he had to do to was stay upright over the next two stages and he would be the first Dutch rider to win the Giro d’Italia.

Chaves in Giro lead after Kruijswijk crash

by , 28 May 2016

Colombian rider Esteban Chaves of Australian team Orica-GreenEDGE has taken the overall lead in the Giro d’Italia after Steven Kruijswijk crashed into a snowbank on a dangerous descent on the 19th stage on Friday.

Giro d’Italia Stage 19 live blog

Giro d’Italia Stage 19 live blog

by , 27 May 2016

With three days to go in this edition of the Giro d’Italia, the peloton hits the mountains for the final push to the finish line in Torino on Sunday. Join The Roar for live coverage of Stage 19 from 9:30pm (AEST).

Giro d’Italia 2016: Stage 18 live race updates, blog

Giro d’Italia 2016: Stage 18 live race updates, blog

by , 26 May 2016

Stage 18 of the Giro d’Italia is a monster 240 kilometres, with Maglia Rosa Steven Kruijswijk holding a strong, three-minute lead. Join The Roar for all the action from 10:30pm (AEST).

Giro d’Italia Stage 18 preview

Giro d’Italia Stage 18 preview

by , 26 May 2016

This is the first of the three general classification stages which will decide the podium of the Giro d’Italia.


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