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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 18

Sallanches

Bernard Hinault (© PresseSports)

Sallanches / Megève 17KM

 The format isn't that frequent on the Tour but it fits in perfectly to the four-day Alpine sequence of the race.Before reaching Megève, the best climbers among the ‘rouleurs' or the best ‘rouleurs' among the climbers will find a terrain to express themselves on the tough Côte de Domancy and then in the Côte des Chozeaux.

Born in the city, Coline Mattel distinguished herself at the Sotchi Olympic Games by capturing 3rd position of the women's ski jumping competition. Well before her leap, Bernard Hinault had triumphed in Sallanches when he conquered the World Championships in 1980 after having made the decision and powered away from his rivals on the Côte de Domancy. More recently, Edvald Boasson Hagen had also made the best of that part of the circuit before going on to win the final stage of the 2010 Critérium du Dauphiné 2010.

 

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