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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 13


Bourg-Saint-Andéol, classé village de caractère (© Département Ardèche-Grégoire Édouard)

Bourg-Saint-Andéol / La Caverne du Pont-d'Arc 37KM

There'll be a lot at stake for this first time-trial of the Tour. Long enough to manage significant gaps, it won't however exclude the climbers who will try to defend their positions on the roads overlooking the Gorges de l'Ardèche. The TV viewers around the world will have the opportunity to admire an incredible panorama.

Situated on the shores of the Rhône, the common is used to cycling races. The pack gathers there at the beginning of the season for the start of the Classic Sud Ardèche. During the 2015 edition of the race, Argentina's Eduardo Sepúlveda had captured the win. Little did he know that five years earlier one of his compatriots had triumphed in Bourg-Saint-Andéol: sprinter Juan José Haedo had indeed claimed a stage of the 2010 Critérium du Dauphiné.