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Mont-Saint-Michel / Utah Beach Sainte-Marie-du-Mont

Stage 1 188 km
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  • Marcel Kittel has yellow fever again

    From 1967 to 2007, the Tour de France has begun with an individual time trial, either short or long. The first one held in Angers fourty-nine years ago didn't count for the overall ranking. It was a way to introduce the riders and award the first yellow jersey. Sprinters got used to wait for a day or two to compete for the top spot throughout time bonuses until they disappeared from the specific regulations of the race (from 2008 to 2014). Therefore Mark Cavendish never wore the yellow...

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Mont-Saint-Michel / Utah Beach Sainte-Marie-du-Mont


The three-million tourists who visit the Mont-Saint-Michel every year almost always leave with their souvenir photography. And in terms of pictures, Tony Martin...

Utah Beach Sainte-Marie-du-Mont

On the 6th of June 1944, the beach of La Madeleine was, under codename ‘Utah Beach', one of five major sites chosen for the deployment of American army forces coming...

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Tour de france 2016

Running from Saturday July 2nd to Sunday July 24th 2016, the 103th Tour de France will be made up of 21 stages and will cover a total distance of 3,535 kilometres.

These stages have the following profiles:

  • 9 flat stages
  • 1 hilly stage
  • 9 mountain stages including 4 summit finishes (Andorre Arcalis, Mont Ventoux, Finhaut-Emosson et Saint-Gervais Mont Blanc)
  • 2 individual time trial stages
  • 2 rest days

16 unseen sites and stage cities

Utah Beach Sainte-Marie-du-Mont, Saint-Lô, Arpajon-sur-Cère, L’Isle-Jourdain, Lac de Payolle, Vielha Val d’Aran, Escaldes-Engordany, Bourg-Saint-Andéol, La Caverne du Pont-d’Arc, Villars-les-Dombes Parc des Oiseaux, Culoz, Moirans-en-Montagne, Berne, Finhaut-Emosson, Megève and Chantilly

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Since it was founded, Amaury Sport Organisation has been involved in various sponsorship and philanthropy activities. It is the generosity of sport that can be found in a certain number of initiatives aiming to invest in the workings of the disciplines themselves (sponsorship of the French Federation of Cycling), in a humanitarian and social framework, (Mécénat Chirurgie Cardiaque, Actions Dakar, Un Techo Para Mi Pais) or in the environmental sphere (Madre De Dios, selective sorting, etc.). Read more

A.S.O. is committed to integrating environmental considerations into the organisation of its races: Limiting CO2 emissions; A quality waste management policy for the spectators but also for the organisers and the riders; The promotion of cycling as an alternative, environmentally-friendly means of transport. Read more

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