2016 Tour de France Stages

Expect some changes (and some returns to races previous) during the 2016 Tour. Here’s a breakdown of each Stage. – By Whit Yost


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.

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

Tour de France 2016 - 19-10-2015 - Mont Saint-Michel - France © ASO/P.Ballet

Tour de France 2016 – 19-10-2015 – Mont Saint-Michel – France © ASO/P.Ballet


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Stage 1 Mont Saint-Michel to Utah Beach, 188km – Saturday, 2 July
Stage 2 Saint-Lô to Cherbourg-Octeville, 182km – Sunday, 3 July
Stage 3 Granville to Angers, 222km – Monday, 4 July
Stage 4 Saumur to Limoges, 232km – Tuesday, 5 July
Stage 5 Limoges to Le Lioran, 216km – Wednesday , 6 July
Stage 6 Arpajon-sur-Cere to Montauban, 187km – Thursday, 7 July
Stage 7 L’Isle-Jourdain to Lac de Payolle, 162km – Friday, 8 July
Stage 8 Pau to Bagneres-de-Luchon, 183km – Saturday, 9 July
Stage 9 Vielha Val D’Aran to Andorra Arcalis, 184km – Sunday, 10 July
Stage 10 Escaldes-Engordany to Revel, 198km – Tuesday, 12 July
Stage 11 Carcassone to Montpellier, 164km – Wednesday, 13 July
Stage 12 Montpellier to Mont Ventoux, 185km – Thursday, 14 July
Stage 13 Bourg-Saint-Andeol to La Caverne du Pont d’Arc, 37km (ITT) – Friday, 15 July
Stage 14 Montelimar to Villars-les-Dombes Parc des Oiseaux, 208km – Saturday, 16 July
Stage 15 Bourg-En-Bresse to Culoz, 159km – Sunday, 17 July
Stage 16 Moirans-en-Montagne to Berne, 206km – Monday, 18 July
Stage 17 Berne to Finhaut-Emosson, 184km – Wednesday, 20 July
Stage 18 Sallanches to Megeve, 17km (ITT) – Thursday, 21 July
Stage 19 Albertville to Saint-Gervais Mont Blanc, 146km – Friday, 22 July
Stage 20 Megeve to Morzine, 146km – Saturday, 23 July
Stage 21 Chantilly to Paris Champs-Élysées, 113km – Sunday, 24 July

Stage 1: Mont Saint-Michel to Utah Beach, 188km – Saturday, 2 July

stage_1For the first time since 2011, the Tour’s Grand Depart will take place in mainland France. And the organisers couldn’t have picked a more beautiful setting for it: Normandy’s Mont Saint-Michel, a UNESCO World Heritage Site visited by more than three million people per year. The 188km stage starts in the shadow of the island and its 10th-century monastery before heading north toward Utah Beach, one of the key battlegrounds of the Allied D-Day invasion of Normandy on June 6, 1944.

Thanks to its flat profile, Stage 1 is expected to end in a field sprint, perhaps giving Etixx—Quick-Step’s Marcel Kittel the chance to win his third opening stage in the last four years—and the yellow jersey that goes along with it.


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One Response to 2016 Tour de France Stages

  1. Scott June 28, 2013 at 7:19 am #

    Cancellara isn’t taking part in the race, my prediction is Impey leading out Gossy, so him as well as Cavendish and Sagan will take the first three positons

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