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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 6

Arpajon-sur-Cère

Moulin de la Cère (© Marie d’Arpajon-sur-Cère)

Arpajon-sur-Cère / Montauban 187KM

 While leaving the areas of Cantal and Aveyron, the numerous painful hills should give a few options to breakaway candidates. But the horizon should then be far clearer for the sprinters who will find in Montauban a perfect terrain for an exciting explanation.

Last summer, the town welcomed a stage of the 21st women's Semaine Cantalienne race and some might remember a criterium taking place there back in the nineties. But to enjoy the Tour de France, the inhabitants of Arpajon had to travel to the neighboring city of Aurillac. The first time was in 1959 to witness the victory of Henry Anglade, future runner-up to Bahamontes on the podium in Paris. In 2008, Spaniard Luis León Sánchez had triumphed there.

 

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