Tour de France -3: Grand Départ
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Wednesday, June 29th

The headquarters of the 103rd Tour de France are now open in Saint-Lô. The first media event was the children's press conference with Thomas Voeckler, Simon Geschke, Anthony Delaplace and Alexis... Read more

Uphill time trial: a rare bird
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Wednesday, June 29th

Until 2 July, letour.fr will dissect what is at stake in the six key stages of the 2016 Tour de France. Of symbolic importance in the development of the race or perhaps decisive with regard to the... Read more

Q&A with Christian Prudhomme

Wednesday, June 29th

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Tour de France - 4: News from the
Grand Départ

Tuesday, June 28th

La Manche is ready to welcome the 198 riders of the 103rd Tour de France. They'll be introduced to the public on Thursday in Sainte-Mère-Eglise ahead of the start of stage 1 at Mont-Saint-Michel... Read more

Mont Ventoux: the untameable
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Monday, June 27th

Until 2 July, letour.fr will dissect what is at stake in the six key stages of the 2016 Tour de France. Of symbolic importance in the development of the race or perhaps decisive with regard to the... Read more

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Tour de France -3: Grand Départ news

The headquarters of the 103rd Tour de France are now open in Saint-Lô. The first media event was the children's press conference with Thomas Voeckler, Simon Geschke, Anthony Delaplace and Alexis Gougeard in attendance. The start list is taking shape with a few numbers coming out.

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Grand Start : La Manche

The Manche Department is home to 500,000 people in a region well- known for its shipbuilding, and know-how in the nuclear, energy and digital industries. It is the leading agricultural department in France with a diverse production (husbandry, vegetable farming and fishing) and it is largest dairy producer in the country.
In addition, its palette of colours and landscapes, and its 2 UNESCO World Heritage sites make it an outstanding tourist destination. Its Bays, islands, coves and beaches stretch out over 350km of unspoilt coastline. Inland, the wooded countryside and its hedgerows are crossed by a long network of county roads, which are favourable for cycling.


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The start of the opening stage in the Mont Saint-Michel will of course be "zero hour" for the peloton. However, the previous week will set the scene for a wide variety of rituals which will help both riders and fans soak up the atmosphere of the race: inauguration of the press centre, meeting of the caravanners, public team presentation, etc.

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The official presentation of the 198 riders who will line up for the 22 teams participating in the 2016 Tour de France takes place on Thursday 30 June between 18.30 and 20.00 in Sainte-Mère-Église.

Following the general briefing, which will take place at 17.15 at the Airborne Museum (in the Ronald Reagan Franco-American Conference Centre building), the riders will board vintage military vehicles belonging to the Utah Beach Landing Museum.

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Tour de France 2016 - 29/06/2016 - Grand départ - Pôle hippique - Haras national Saint-Lô - Conference de presse des enfans - Thomas VOECKLER, Direct energie © ASO/G.Demouveaux

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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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