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  • Le Tour 2016 Route:
  • 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.
  • (2) individual time trial stages.
  • (2) rest days.

Le Tour De France 2016: Stage 12

Montpellier

Robert Hunter (© PresseSports)

Montpellier / Mont Ventoux 185KM

 The Mont Chauve (bald mount) doesn't carry its name that well when the Tour comes to visit with its hundreds of thousands of spectators coming along. The French National Day will really be a moment of truth for the candidats to Yellow Jersey glory, whether they're French or not. To reach the Observatoire as a winner is the best possible preparation before the remaining part of the event.

Thanks to the Tour de France, Montpellier has a special relationship with Africa. In 2007, Robert Hunter had become, thanks to his sprint victory, the first African stage winner on the Tour. Six years later, at the same place, his compatriot Daryl Impey would write another prestigious page of Tour history by becoming the first African to capture the Yellow Jersey.

 

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