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As predicted, the intermediate mountains (Vosges, Jura and Massif Central) are honoured, just like the Alps which see double with a first visit in Chambéry, followed by a transfer and a descente towards the Pyrenees followed by transition stages back to the Alps. The Tour will still end in Paris, but we'll get to know who's the winner of this 104th edition of the Grande Boucle in Marseille, since that's where the time trial the day before ...
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While the official presentation will only take place on 18 October in the "Palais des Congrès" in Paris, you are used to find here early September the first rumours about the race route of the Tour de France to come, in this case the Tour de France 2017 which will take place from Saturday 1st of July till Sunday 23 July 2017. This year this article has been publish ...> Read the whole story | 580 comments | shown 131692x
Tomorrow the Tour de France 2016, 103rd edition of the Grande Boucle, will start at the foot of the Mont-Saint-Michel, in the Manche department which organises the Grand Départ this year.
198 riders will be at the start of the race and in this article you'll find all of them, with their bib numbers so you can identify them in the race.
Here's the list of participating riders for the Tour de France 2016, from Chris Froome to Florian Vachon, from the youngest rider of the Tour (the Norwegian Sondre Holst Enger, 22 years old) up to Matteo Tossato, who, at 42 years old, will participate in a Grand Tour for the 34th time, via the 32 riders who will participate, just like Sondre Holst Enger, in the Tour de France f ...
As usual, velowire.com allows you to discover in detail the race route of this 103rd edition of the Grande Boucle, with maps on Google Maps/Google Earth. The first maps were available on the French version of the website 3 weeks before the start of the Tour de France 2016 already and these have been progressively completed since. All stages are now online, with the English translation.
With the informations in this article you'll get to know all tiny details, all cities and villages which will be visited by the Tour and you'll thus be able to prepare your visit of the Tour if you plan to go there, or simply better understand the race if you're staying home!
Some preliminary information ...
Here is some preliminary information which is important to know before you get to discover the details of all the ...> Read the whole story | 25 comments | shown 45284x
A press release from Amaury Sport Organisation (A.S.O.), the organisor of the Tour de France, announced tonight that the city of Copenhagen in Denmark became a candidate to receive the Grand Départ of the Tour, with a 3 days long programme.
Nothing's sure about whether this will become reality, but A.S.O. never before sent a press release about a candidate without making it happen in the end!
The city of Copenhagen thus officially became a candidate, to organise the Grand Départ of the Tour de France somewhere between 2019 and 2021, in collaboration with its surrounding islands.
The programme of this Grand Départ would be as follows:
- 1st stage: 10 km long time trial in Copenhagen
- 2nd or 3rd stage: Roskilde > Odense
- 2nd or 3rd stage: Vejle > Sønderborg
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In March, the 22 teams selected for participation in the Tour de France have been announced by Amaury Sport Organisation (A.S.O.), the organisor of the Tour.
This list was not surprising at that time because we found exactly the same teams as last year. Today, it has been announced that a 23rd team will be added to this selection ...
The terrorist threat: the Interior Ministry takes exceptional measures
Of course this is not really a 23rd cycling team which will be added to the start list of the Tour in addition to the 22 others. Indeed, we're talking here about the presence of the GIGN (the Groupe d'intervention de la Gendarmerie nationale, the French anti terrorism intervention team) which has been announced today among the special measures taken in the c ...> Read the whole story | 2 comments | shown 5650x
The 22 teams selected to participate in the Tour de France 2016 have been announced this morning. In addition to the 18 UCI WorldTeams, 4 wildcards have been awarded ... to the same teams as last year!