Le Tour 2016, Chocks away on 2nd July

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 3,519 kilometres.

Screen Shot 2016-06-19 at 10.00.33These 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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In July, the first Yellow Jersey of the 2016 Tour de France will be awarded to the winner of the stage between Mont-Saint-Michel and Utah Beach. Whatever happens after this sprint, there will be a French touch on the podium…

The 2016 summer collection from le Coq Sportif for the category leader jerseys of the Tour de France has previewed a bit of a tribute to the exceptional start that awaits the riders in the prestigious setting of Mont-Saint-Michel. During the past two editions, the peloton set off from Yorkshire in England, then Utrecht in the Netherlands.

The return to France has inspired the Tour’s equipment supplier to add an elegant and discreet blue-white-red border on all the category leader jerseys, beginning with the Yellow Jersey. The stripe has been affixed along the back seam, to preserve the technical qualities of the shirts. The materials and the cut are adapted to each area: the seamless sleeves are made from flexible elastane and eliminate all pressure points for better circulation in the arms; a half-zip provides improved air circulation; and there is an ultra-breathable ventilation panel along the entire back . . . but will it help the French gain success we ask ???

Last year’s result

  •  Christopher FROOME   (TEAM SKY)

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