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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 9

Vielha Val d'Aran

Clocher dans le Val d’Aran (© Francesc Tur)

Vielha Val d'Aran / Andorre Arcalis 184KM

 The five climbs of the day are scattered between the Spanish and Andorran territories. In the final 50 kilometres, one will have to cope with the explosive climb to the Col de la Comella, then the rather irregular one to Beixalis that left rather bad memories to Christopher Froome on the last Vuelta, and finally the long climb to Arcalis.

At the heart of the Spanish Pyrenees, Vielha positions itself as both a city that gives access to the skiing resorts of Val d'Aran and as a major road between France and Spain. The peloton of the Vuelta was welcomed here on four occasions. The last one was back in 2008 for the start of a stage won by Greg Van Avermaet who was taking part in his first grand tour.