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

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