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 ...
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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 3200x