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

2016 Tour de France preview

2016 Tour de France preview

by , 22 Jun 2016

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Can we ever believe in the Tour in the way we once did?

Can we ever believe in the Tour in the way we once did?

by , 19 Jun 2016

Last week on my journey up the M7 cycle way in Sydney’s North West I had a flat tyre. A slow leak that became flat rubber right at the base of a steady incline that always tests me as I am returning back to my starting point.

Cameron Meyer leaves Dimension Data

Cameron Meyer leaves Dimension Data

by , 15 Jun 2016

Australian cycling star Cameron Meyer has resigned from his professional team, citing unspecified personal reasons.

Chris Froome wins the 2016 Criterium du Dauphine

Chris Froome wins the 2016 Criterium du Dauphine

by , 12 Jun 2016

Stephen Cummings (Dimension Data) has won Stage 7 of the 2016 Criterium du Dauphine, as Chris Froome took the final yellow jersey, with his Sky teammates recovering after being put under some initial pressure.

Criterium du Dauphine 2016: Cummings wins Stage 7, Froome wins overall

Criterium du Dauphine 2016: Cummings wins Stage 7, Froome wins overall

by , 12 Jun 2016

Stage result: Stephen Cummings won the final stage of the Criterium du Dauphine, but it was Chris Froome who retained his lead to finish as the overall winner of the event.

Criterium du Dauphine 2016: Thibaut Pinot wins Stage 6 as Chris Froome holds yellow

Criterium du Dauphine 2016: Thibaut Pinot wins Stage 6 as Chris Froome holds yellow

by , 11 Jun 2016

Stage Results: Thibaut Pinot (FDJ) has taken out Stage 6 of the 2016 Criterium du Dauphine in a two up sprint with Romain Bardet (Ag2r La Mondiale) after a fascinating stage where Chris Froome (Sky) extended his lead in the yellow jersey.

Porte second overall in Dauphine

by , 11 Jun 2016

Australia’s Richie Porte says he’s in good form for the Tour de France starting on July 2 after moving into second overall in the warm-up Criterium du Dauphine.

Criterium du Dauphine 2016: Chris Froome takes yellow in powerful display

Criterium du Dauphine 2016: Chris Froome takes yellow in powerful display

by , 10 Jun 2016

Stage Results: Chris Froome (Sky) has taken out Stage 5 of the 2016 Criterium du Dauphine with a brutal attack on the final climb, beating Richie Porte (BMC) in the final sprint.

Criterium du Dauphine 2016: Stage 4 cycling live updates, blog

Criterium du Dauphine 2016: Stage 4 cycling live updates, blog

by , 9 Jun 2016

Stage 4 of the Criterium du Dauphine will be the last chance for the sprinters before the mountains take a hold of proceedings over the weekend. Join The Roar for live coverage from 11:55pm (AEST).

Criterium du Dauphine: Fabio Aru returns to form with solo effort

Criterium du Dauphine: Fabio Aru returns to form with solo effort

by , 8 Jun 2016

Stage results: Fabio Aru (Astana) has taken out Stage 3 of the 2016 Criterium du Daphine with a what seemed to be a dumb, yet ultimately successful solo attack in the closing stages.


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