The 2016 success was Froome’s third Tour victory after taking home the yellow jersey in 2013 and 2015. The British cyclist finished the Tour in a total time of 89 hours, 4 minutes and 48 seconds, over four minutes ahead of his nearest rival, Romain Bardet.
Peter Sagan was awarded the green jersey after finishing on 470 points as 2016’s best sprinter, well clear of second-placed Marcel Kittel (228 points) and Australia’s third-placed Michael Matthews (199).
Rafal Majka finished with the polka-dot jersey as the best climber of Le Tour. Majka finished on 209 points, a handsome lead over second-placed Thomas de Gendt (130) and third placed Jarlinson Pantano (121). Adam Yates won the white jersey for finishing as the quickest of the young riders.
The 2016 Tour de France included two individual time trials and no team time trial. There were six mountain stages, four of which had summit finishes. The 2016 edition was 158.7 kilometres longer than the 2015 version.
2017 Tour de France route
|1||Sat Jul 1||Dusseldorf||Dusseldorf||13km||ITT|
|2||Sun Jul 2||Dusseldorf||Liege||202km||Flat|
|3||Mon Jul 3||Verviers||Longwy||202km||Hilly|
|4||Tue Jul 4||Mondorf-les-bains||Vittel||203km||Flat|
|5||Wed Jul 5||Vittel||La planche des belles filles||160km||Hilly|
|6||Thu Jul 6||Vesoul||Troyes||216km||Flat|
|7||Fri Jul 7||Nuits-Saint-Georges||Troyes||214km||Flat|
|8||Sat Jul 8||Dole||Station des rouses||187km||Mountain|
|9||Sun Jul 9||Nantua||Chambery||181km||Mountain|
|rest||Mon Jul 10||Dordogne|
|10||Tue Jul 11||Perigueux||Bergerac||178km||Flat|
|11||Wed Jul 12||Eymet||Pau||202km||Flat|
|12||Thu Jul 13||Pau||Peyragudes||214km||Mountain|
|13||Fri Jul 14||Saint-Girons||Foix||100km||Mountain|
|14||Sat Jul 15||Blagnac||Rodez||181km||Hilly|
|15||Sun Jul 16||Laissac-Severac l’eglise||Le Puy en Velay||189km||Hilly|
|rest||Mon Jul 17||Le Puy en Velay|
|16||Tue Jul 18||Le Puy en Velay||Romans-sur-Isere||165km||Flat|
|17||Wed Jul 19||La Mure||Serre-Chevalier||183km||Mountain|
|18||Thu Jul 20||Briancon||Izoard||178km||Mountain|
|19||Fri Jul 21||Embrun||Salon-de-Provence||220km||Flat|
|20||Sat Jul 22||Marseille||Marseille||23km||ITT|
|21||Sun Jul 23||Montgeron||Paris Champs-Elysees||105km||Flat|