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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 17

Berne

Tour de l’Horloge, Berne (© Thinkstock)

Berne / Finhaut-Emosson 184KM

 From north to south, it'll be a day of discovery and 100% Swiss with a spectacular finish situated at the Emosson dam.There will be opportunities to seize on the sequence of 13 kilometre heading to the summit of the Col de la Forclaz, and then on the 10 kilometres that remained to be covered to reach the Emosson dam.

The cycling peloton has its habits in Berne that often welcomes the Tour de Suisse. The last winner here, Tom Dumoulin symbolized a sort of renewal when he claimed the final time-trial stage in 2015, beating Fabian Cancellara who had already triumphed three times in stages taking place in his hometown. Further back in time, a stage of the 1941 Tour de Suisse in Berne had seen the success of a future winner of the Tour, Ferdi Kübler (1950), oldest winner of the race still alive.

 

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