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The 103th edition of the popular Tour de France race is set to take place this year; 2016. The route for this race was unveiled to public view on the 20 for Tour de France Live of October, 2015 and has caused quite a stir. With each stage having its own significance and characteristics, the route has 21 stages in all this year.
Tour de France Live Route
The participants will then head south through Angers, Limoges and Montauban which play host to stages for sprinters. This stage is relatively easy but consists of hilly terrain. The runners will pass through the town of Masbaraud-Merignat, the origin of Raymond Poulidor. This celebrated and most famous runner-up in the history of the Tour has been honored by including the town of his origin in the Tour route.
This is to be followed by a small yet exhaustive stint in the Pyrenees ranges which will end in Lac de Payolle. After the ranges, we have 183 kilometers of ups and downs in the Bagneres-de-Luchon stage. This stage begins with the Col de la Tourmalet and ends at Col de Peyresourde. In the end, there is a steep descent for the finish. This is the ideal ending to a long breakaway.
Tucked away in the tiny sovereign state of Andorra is Arcalis, which gained fame as the place where Brice Feillu won the stage in 2009. This was also the very place Bradley Wiggins first had the thought of competing in the Tour de France. This historic location has been chosen as the first resting point for the riders after more than a week of action. Following the rest, the riders will begin their stint in southern France across the Monteplier.
This Bastille Day, we expect the Tour de France Live to be expecting and hoping for a French victor to arrive on the peak of Mont Ventoux which has been chosen as one of the finishers of the Tour 2016. The first time this epic climb was used as a finishing point in this race was in 1958, when Charly Gaul was awarded the winning position. In 2013, Mont Ventoux was last used as the finishing point where Chris Froome had his first victory. This year, Richie Porte is up against Chris Froome rather than on his side. Many are eager to witness the competition between Froome and his rivals to know if history will repeat itself.
The map seems to have been chosen well with most experts predicting a close call in the run for the yellow jersey for Tour de France Live. The 21 stages include but are not restricted to 1 hilly, 9 flat, 2 time trial and 9 mountain stages. The route spans across France, Andorra, Spain as well as Switzerland. The association has been applauded for increasing the length of the map by 99 miles as compared to last year.
Tour de France Live – 2016 Schedule
The 2016 Tour de France will start on Saturday July 2nd at Mont Saint Michel, Normandy.
|Stage||Date||Day’s route (towns, regions) and terrain||Length in Km.|
|1st Stage||Sat 2 July||Mont Saint Michel to Utah Beach – ( Normandy)||188 km|
|2nd Stage||Sun 3 July||Saint Lô to Cherbourg (Normandy)||182 km|
|3rd Stage||Mon. 4 July||Granville (Normandy) to Angers (Pays de la Loire)||222 km|
|4th stage||Tues. 5th July||Saumur ( Pays de la Loire) to Limoges – ( Limousin)||232 km|
|5th stage||Wed. 6th July||LImoges to Le Lioran – (Auvergne)||216 km|
|6th stage||Thur 7th July||Arpajon sur Cère (Auvergne) to Montauban ( Midi-Pyrénées)||187 km|
|7th stage||Fri 8th July||L’Ile Jourdain to Lac de Payol (Midi-Pyrénées)||162 km|
|8th stage||Sat 9th July||Pau (Aquitaine) to Bagnères de Luchon ( Midi-Pyrénées)||183 km|
|9th stage||Sun 10th July||Vielha Val d’Aran to Andorra||184 km|
|Rest day||Mon 11th July||Andorra|
|10th stage||Tues 12th July||Escaldes-Engordany (Catalonia) to Revel (Midi-Pyrénées)||198 km|
|11th stage||Wed 13th July||Carcassonne to Montpellier (Languedoc)||164 km|
|12th stage||Thur 14th July||Montpellier (Languedoc) to Mont Ventoux (Rhône Alpes)||185 km|
|13th stage||Friday 15th July||Bourg Saint Andéol to la Caverne du Pont d’Arc (Rhône Alpes)||Time trials
|14th stage||Sat. 16th July||Montélimar to Villars les Dombes (Rhône Alpes)||208 km|
|15th stage||Sun 17th July||Bourg en Bresse to Culoz (Rhône Alpes)||159 km|
|16th stage||Mon 18th July||Moirans en Montagne (Franche-Comté) to Berne (Switzerland)||206 km|
|Rest Day||Tue July 19th||Bern|
|17th stage||Wed 20th July||Bern (CH) to Finhaut-Emosson (Rhône Alpes)||184 km|
|18th stage||Thur 21st July||Sallanches to Mégève (Rhône Alpes)||Time trials
|19th stage||Fri 22nd July||Albertville to Saint-Gervais-Mont-Blanc (Rhône Alpes)||146 km|
|20th stage||Sat 23rd July||Megève to Morzine (Rhône Alpes)||146 km|
|21st Stage||Sun 24th July||Chantilly (Picardy) to Paris – Champs Elysées||113 km|
Total length: 3519 km
Tour de France – Format of the Race
All the stages of the race are timed and riders are given prizes after each stage. The winner of the tournament will be the person who has the lowest compounding time in the stages. The cyclists who have taken the lowest time in the stage will get to wear the prestigious yellow jersey in the next stage and will be considered as the leader of the race. However, players are also classified into different categories as well such as climbers and young athletes.
Route for Tour de France 2016
The general part of the race is in France and many circuits are developed in the country. The route for 2016 race was announced last year and it consisted of 21 stages. Among these 21 stages, 2 stages were individual time trial stages and the rest 19 stages were divided into flat sledges, mountain stages and medium mountain stages. The event will start on July 2 with a flat stage starting from Mont Saint-Michel. The racer will go through tough mountain stages and flat stages for 9 stages and will also pass from Spain and Romania where they will have a rest day at Andorra on July 11.