Tour De France Route 2016 – On the 2nd July the 103rd Tour De France will depart from Mont Sainte-Michel, La Manche in the North of France. It will cover a total distance of 3,519 Km before it finishes in Paris on the 24th july.
There are 21 stages which cover four countries France, Spain, Andorra and Switzerland. There are alot of new places for the Tour this year 16 places never visited before. We are delighted that Morzine features in this years tour. Stages 18 & 19 are also a short drive from morzine.
The 21 stages will cover
- 9 flat stages.
- 1 hilly stage.
- 9 mountain stages including 4 summit finishes. (Andorre Arcalis, Mont Ventoux, Finhaut-Emosson et Saint-Gervaix Mont Blanc.)
- 2 individual time trial stages.
- 2 rest days.
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.
There will be 2 individual time trials.
Stage 13 37km Bourg-Saint-Andéol and La Caverne du Pont-d’Arc.
Stage 18 17km between Sallanches and Megève on 21st July. This is only 40 minutes by car from Morzine.
Stage 20 Megeve to Morzine.
Christian Prudhomme’s comment. – “The Grand Final for the climbers and maybe for the Yellow Jersey will once again be played in the Alps. On a short and intense stage for which one will have to keep energy… and cold blood. Indeed after the climbs to the Col de la Ramaz, and then Joux Plane, the Tour could well be decided on a long 12-kilometre downhill portion. A first! “
Megeve has never hosted the tour but has been the start of many stages of the Critérium du Dauphiné. This stage of the Tour will start from Megeve and head through Flumet. The 1st climb of the day Col des Aravis 1487m, then on to Le Grand Bornand. The 2nd climb is Col de la Colombiére 1618m. They will then cross the valley floor and after leaving Mieussy the riders take on the Col De la Ramaz 1619m. Descending to Taninges and along to Samoen where they tackle the biggest climb of the day the Col de Joux plane 1691m. The final descend into Morzine for what we expect will be an exciting finish to the Mountain stages and the end of the penultimate day.
The Tour de France 1st came to Morzine in 1975 and this will be 19th time the town has been apart of the Tour De France.
Tour De France Route 2016 – 21 Stages
|STAGE||TYPE||DATE||START AND FINISH||DISTANCE|
|1.||On-line.||Saturday July 2nd.||Mont-Saint-michel / Utah Beach Sainte-Marie-du-Mont.||188 km.|
|2.||On-line.||Sunday July 3rd.||Saint-Lô / Cherbourg-Octeville.||182 km.|
|3.||On-line.||Monday July 4th.||Granville / Angers.||222 km.|
|4.||On-line.||Tuesday, July 5th||Saumur / Limoges||232 km.|
|5.||Hilly.||Wednesday July 6th||Limoges / Le Lioran.||216 km.|
|6.||On-line.||Thursday July 7th.||Arpajon-sur-Cère / Montauban.||187 km.|
|7.||Mountain.||Friday July 8th.||L’Isle-Jourdain / Lac de Payolle.||162 km.|
|8.||Mountain.||Saturday July 9th.||Pau / Bagnères-de-Luchon.||183 km.|
|9.||Mountain.||Sunday July 10th.||Vielha Val d’Aran / Andorre Arcalis.||184 km.|
|–||Rest day.||Monday July 11th.||Andorre.|
|10.||Mountain.||Tuesday July 12th.||Escaldes-Engordany / Revel.||198 km.|
|11.||On-line.||Wednesday July 13th.||Carcassonne / Montpellier.||164 km.|
|12.||Mountain.||Thursday July 14th.||Montpellier / Mont Ventoux.||185 km.|
|13.||Individual time trial.||Friday July 15th.||Bourg-Saint-Andéol / La Caverne du Pont-d’Arc.||37 km.|
|14.||On-line.||Saturday July 16th.||Montélimar / Villars-les-Dombes Parc des Oiseaux.||208 km.|
|15.||On-line.||Sunday July 17th.||Bourg-en-Bresse / Culoz.||159 km.|
|16.||On-line.||Monday July 18th.||Moirans-en-Montagne / Berne.||206 km.|
|–||Rest day.||Tuesday July 19th.||Berne.|
|17.||Mountain.||Wednesday July 20th.||Berne / Finhaut-Emosson.||184 km.|
|18.||Individual time trial.||Thursday July 21st.||Sallanches / Megève.||17 km.|
|19.||Mountain.||Friday July 22nd.||Albertville / Saint-Gervais Mont Blanc.||146 km.|
|20.||Mountain.||Saturday July 23rd.||Megève / Morzine.||146 km.|
|21.||On-line.||Sunday July 24th.||Chantilly / Paris Champs-Élysées.||113 km.|
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