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2016 Route

Sporting aspects

The route

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 3,519 kilometres.

  • 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

Distinctive aspects of the race

BORDERS
The 103rd Tour de France will visit three neighboring countries: Spain, the Principality of Andorra and Switzerland.

TIME-TRIALS
Individual time-trials return in style to the 2016 Tour de France with a total of 54 kilometres divided into two sequences: 37 between Bourg-Saint-Andéol (stage 13) and La Caverne du Pont-d’Arc and 17 between Sallanches and Megève (stage 18).

BONUSES
Back in 2015 after a seven-year absence, time bonuses will again be given at the fi nishes of normal stages. The bonuses will be of 10, 6 and 4 seconds for the fi rst three of each stage.

POINTS
The green jersey will be rewarded to the leader of the points classifi cation. Points will be given at the fi nishes of each stage as well as at an intermediate sprint on every normal stage.
The polka dot jersey will be worn by the leader of best climbers classifi cation. Points will be given out at the top of mountains and hills and at the 4 mountain-top fi nishes (Andorre Arcalis, Mont Ventoux, Finhaut-Emosson and Saint-Gervais Mont Blanc).

16 unseen sites and stage cities

  • Utah Beach Sainte-Marie-du-Mont (finish of stage 1)
  • Saint-Lô (start of stage 2)
  • Arpajon-sur-Cère (start of stage)
  • L’Isle-Jourdain (start of stage 7)
  • Lac de Payolle (finish of stage 7)
  • Vielha Val d’Aran (start of stage 9)
  • Escaldes-Engordany (start of stage 10)
  • Bourg-Saint-Andéol (start of stage 13)
  • La Caverne du Pont-d’Arc (finish of stage 13)
  • Villars-les-Dombes Parc des Oiseaux (finish of stage 14)
  • Culoz (finish of stage 15)
  • Moirans-en-Montagne (start of stage 16)
  • Berne (finish of stage 16 and start of stage 17)
  • Finhaut-Emosson (finish of stage 17)
  • Megève (finish of stage 18 and start of stage 20)
  • Chantilly (start of stage 21)

The stages

STAGETYPEDATESTART AND FINISHDISTANCEDETAILS
 
 
 
 
 
 
1FlatSaturday, July 2ndMont-Saint-Michel / Utah Beach Sainte-Marie-du-Mont188 km
2FlatSunday, July 3rdSaint-Lô / Cherbourg-en-Cotentin182 km
3FlatMonday, July 4thGranville / Angers222 km
4FlatTuesday, July 5thSaumur / Limoges232 km
5MountainWednesday, July 6thLimoges / Le Lioran216 km
6FlatThursday, July 7thArpajon-sur-Cère / Montauban187 km
7MountainFriday, July 8thL'Isle-Jourdain / Lac de Payolle162 km
8MountainSaturday, July 9thPau / Bagnères-de-Luchon183 km
9MountainSunday, July 10thVielha Val d'Aran / Andorre Arcalis184 km
-Rest dayMonday, July 11thAndorre / Andorre
10HillyTuesday, July 12thEscaldes-Engordany / Revel198 km
11FlatWednesday, July 13thCarcassonne / Montpellier164 km
12MountainThursday, July 14thMontpellier / Mont Ventoux185 km
13Individual time trialFriday, July 15thBourg-Saint-Andéol / La Caverne du Pont-d'Arc37 km
14FlatSaturday, July 16thMontélimar / Villars-les-Dombes Parc des Oiseaux208 km
15MountainSunday, July 17thBourg-en-Bresse / Culoz159 km
16FlatMonday, July 18thMoirans-en-Montagne / Berne206 km
-Rest dayTuesday, July 19thBerne / Berne
17MountainWednesday, July 20thBerne / Finhaut-Emosson184 km
18Individual time trialThursday, July 21stSallanches / Megève17 km
19MountainFriday, July 22ndAlbertville / Saint-Gervais Mont Blanc146 km
20MountainSaturday, July 23rdMegève / Morzine-Avoriaz146 km
21FlatSunday, July 24thChantilly / Paris Champs-Élysées113 km

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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

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