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Tour de France Today

Finalé – Champs élysseé

What an emotional finish for Chris Froome and Team Sky as they crossed the finish line on the final day. Chris Froome made history in becoming one of great Britain cycling legends. Now three times Tour de France winner. He can now basque in the glory of winning the most prestigious bike race in the world. This one certainly will remain in Chris Froome’s memory as one of the most bizarre races of all time and will be haunted of pictures of him running up Mont Ventoux forever. The overall jersey winners were the flamboyant Peter Sagan who took the green jersey, the young and very talented Adam Yates in the White and Rafal Majka taking the King of the Mountains jersey.

Stage Twenty-One

Sunday 24 July | 113km | Chantilly – Paris Champs-Élysées

Today marks the very last stage of the Tour de France with a celebratory sprint finish at the Arc de Triomphe. Will Chris Froome be crowned the Tour de France 2016 champion? Keep your eyes on the action and share your reactions with us on social!

Stage Twenty

Saturday 23 July | 146.5km | Megève – Morzine-Avoriaz

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Snapshot of Stage 20 of the Tour de France

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Stage Nineteen

Friday 22 July | 146km | Albertville – Saint-Gervais Mont Blanc

Mont Blanc is western Europe’s highest peak with an altitude of 4808.73m. This stage is a hilly one with two category 1 climbs, a category 2 and a category H:

Tour de France stage 19 profile

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Stage 19 Round-up:

Check back here for the result of the Tour de France today.

Stage Eighteen

Thursday 21 July | 17km | Sallanches – Megève

The Tour de France today is the first uphill time trial since 2004. Just 17km, it gives the sprinters of the peloton a chance to give their all and battle for the green jersey and the stage win.

Mountain passes & hills - Tour de France stage 18

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Stage 18 Round-up:

Chris Froome is still in the yellow jersey, but also won the stage proving that he is dominating the peloton throughout the Tour.  In an interview, he states that his equipment was the key to his success:

Big part of my success today was selecting the right equipment

Stage Seventeen

Wednesday 20 July | 184.5km | Berne – Finhaut-Emosson

After a well-deserved rest day in Berne, the Tour de France riders will embark on the final stretch of the Tour today, with just 5 more stages to go. Their recovery yesterday will have re-charged their bodies, making them more motivated than ever to race for yellow over these next few days.

Chris Froome starts in yellow, Sagan in green, Majka (Tinkoff) in polka-dot, and Yates in White.

Stage 17 Round-up:

Ilnur Zakarin (Katusha) won the stage – his first ever Tour de France stage win. Chris Froome increased his lead with the quickest overall time, and held on to being the wearer of the yellow jersey again after this stage.

Rest Day Two

Tuesday 19 July | Berne

Just five days left of the Tour de France, the riders have a well-deserved break from the action with no better place to recover than Berne, Switzerland.

Stage Sixteen

Monday 18 July | 209km | Moirans-en-Montagne – Berne

Today the Tour de France visits Switzerland, with the peloton cycling just over 200km from Moirans-en-Montagne to Berne. Froome is in yellow, Sagan in green, Majak (Tinkoff) as the King of the Mountain, and Adam Yates still as the best young rider in white.

Stage 16 Round-up:

On what was a very hot and humid stage, Sagan won for the third time in the Tour de France this year, gripping tightly to the green sprinter’s jersey. Thinking he finished in second place, Sagan described his win as “unbelievable”:

After so many times finishing 2nd…the wheel turns.

Stage Fifteen

Sunday 17 July | 160km | Bourg-en-Bresse – Culoz

A very hilly stage sees 6 mountain passes, including 2 category 1 mountains; the Col du Berthiand and Lacets du Grand Colombier.

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Stage 15 Round-up:

Jarlinson Pantano from IAM Cycling won the stage. As a climber, he thrived off the mountain passes along the route which led him to securing IAM Cycling with their first stage win.

Stage Fourteen

Saturday 16 July | 208.5km | Montélimar – Villars-les-Dombes Parc des Oiseaux

The peloton will face 3 category 4 climbs with a flat last kilometre to suit the sprinters.

Tour de France 2016: Stage 14 Profile

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Stage 14 Round-up:

Mark Cavendish secured his 30th Tour de France victory in a sprint finish at the end of the stage, whilst Chris Froome held on tight to the yellow jersey.

 

Stage Thirteen

Friday 15 July | 184km | Bourg-Saint-Andéol  – La Caverne du Pont-d’Arc

The first time-trial race of the Tour is today.  Chris Froome rides in yellow after his dramatic end of stage yesterday, which puts him up in the favourites to win. Sagan is in green and will be looking to hold onto it after today’s race.

Stage 13 Round-up:

Time trial specialist Tom Dumoulin won the stage, making that two stage wins on his record. His success was not celebrated due to the Tour paying their respects to the tragedy in Nice.

 

Stage Twelve

Thursday 14 July | 184km | Montpellier – Mont Ventoux

The stage finish location is now at Chalet-Reynard due to adverse weather conditions deemed as being dangerous for the riders. This is 6km before the original stage destination.

Stage 12 Round-up:

What a day for the Tour de France, a day to go down in history. The main highlight was Chris Froome running up Mont Ventoux after an incident with a motorbike, but luckily the commissaries decided to award him with the time he gained up to the point where the incident had happened.

Peter Sagan rounded up the stage perfectly:

It hasn’t been an easy day

 

Stage Eleven

Wednesday 13 July | 162.5km | Carcassonee – Montpellier

The pro peloton finish their 11th stage in Montpellier, the place where Mark Cavendish claimed one of his first victories in 2008. The stage profile is relatively flat with just two category four climbs, so the sprinters in the peloton will be competitive today.

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Stage 11 Round-up:

Stage 11 of the Tour de France today saw Peter Sagan race ahead in the closing kilometres, keeping the race jam packed with action. Froome followed, and the two of them raced to the finish, Froome keeping the jersey that he started with and Sagan snatching green off Cavendish who quoted:

The green jersey was not my objective

Stage Ten

Tuesday 12 July | 197km | Escaldes-Engordany – Revel

Revel, a town hosting the Tour de France for the 10th time, will see the arrival of a re-charged peloton after their first rest day yesterday.

Starting in yellow is Chris Froome (Sky), Cavendish (Dimension Data) in green, Pinot (FDJ) riding as the king of the mountain, and young rider Yates (OricaBike Exchange) riding in white.

Stage 10 Round-up:

Whilst Sagan made his way to the leaders’ group and sprinted into green, Chris Froome held on tightly to the yellow jersey:

It was never a consideration to let the jersey go.

 

Rest Day One

Monday 11 July | Andorre

The riders have a well-earned rest in Andorre before they set off again tomorrow for another seven stages of the Tour de France.

Stage Nine

Sunday 10 July | 184.5km | Vielha Val d’Aran – Andorre Arcalis

The stage finishes with a 10.1km long climb at a 7.2% gradient in Andorre Arcalis. This stage is one for the climbers in the peloton, with multiple category one mountain passes and hills throughout the 184.5km route. Stay tuned for the result of the Tour de France today!

Stage 9 Round-up:

The yellow jersey is still with Froome (Sky), Cavendish in green, Pinot (FDJ) riding as the king of the mountains and Great Britain’s Yates (OBE) as the best young rider in white.

Stage Eight

Saturday 9 July | 184km | Pau – Bagnères-de-Luchon

The Tour de France today takes the pro peloton over the Pyrenees, facing a challenging 184km from Pau to Bagnères-de-Luchon. A number of mountain passes throughout the stage put the climbers to the test as they tackle four steep gradients over relatively short distances. The longest climb for them today is the Col du Tourmalet at the 86th kilometre. The mountain gives a 19km long climb at a 7.4% gradient making this a category H.

Who will become the King of the Mountains after today’s stage? Check back later to see the stage 8 round-up!

Stage 8 Round-up:

The yellow jersey is now in the hands of Great Britain’s Chris Froome after he rode to his first downhill victory!

Stage Seven

Friday 8 July | 162.5km | L’Isle-Jourdain – Lac de Payolle

The pro Tour riders will face a small challenge up Col d’Aspin before the finish at Lac de Payolle. Being the first mountain stage of the Tour, it is a ‘light’ one with just the one climb. Despite this mountain being one of the highest in the Pyrenees, the 6.5% gradient average spread over 12km isn’t too grueling for the peloton.

Stage 7 Round-up:

The Tour de France today ended with Cavendish remaining in the green jersey and Avermaet still in yellow. The stage came to a close with team Dimension Data winning the stage from Stephen Cummings’ success climbing the Col d’aspin in a solo effort, giving the pro cycling team a fourth stage victory. Greg Van Avermaet’s reaction to keeping his hands on the yellow jersey was very modest:

I never thought I could win again today

 

Stage Six

Thursday 7 July | 190.5km | Arpajon-sur-Cère – Montauban

The Tour kicks off today with a new yellow jersey leader – Belgium’s Greg Van Avermaet riding for BMC Racing Team. Sagan is still a jersey wearer having taken the Green sprint jersey from Cavendish yesterday.

The Tour de France today is a route for the sprinters with a the last kilometre having a rather flat gradient. The end of this stage in Mountauban is another spectacular site from history as the finish line action takes place in front of the tenth dragon’s regiment; a barrack for soldiers of the war.

Will Sagan fight for and regain the yellow jersey from Avermaet? Check back here for the results of the Tour de France today.

Stage 6 Round-up:

Mark Cavendish made history after beating Hinault’s record of the most Tour de France stage wins! He’s back in sprinter’s green alongside Van Avermaet (BMC) in yellow.

Stage Five

Wednesday 6 July | 216km | Limoges – Le Lioran

The peloton is moving through France with the yellow jersey still worn by Peter Sagan (Tinkoff), Mark Cavendish (Dimension Data) in green, and  Stuyven (Trek – Segafredo) and Alaphilippe (Etixx-Quick Step) in polka-dot and white respectively.

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Stage 5 Round-up:

Peter Sagan lost the yellow jersey to BMC’s Greg Van Avermaet – a spectacular solo win for the Belgiun.

[the] yellow jersey is exceptional for a rider like me

Stage Four

Tuesday 5 July | 237.5km | Saumur – Limoges

A long stage from Saumur to Limoges will see the peloton ride the longest stage of the Tour on the fourth day in. Sprinters will be in favour of the flat roads going through Haute-Vienne, with more sprinting points up for grabs; the likes of Cavendish will be powering through this part of the stage to secure the Green Jersey.

Stage 4 Round-up:

Marcel Kittel (Etixx-Quick Step) rode to his first Tour victory since 2014.

Peter Sagan from Tinkoff is still in yellow after the fourth stage.

Stage Three

Monday 4 July | 223.5km | Granville – Angers

With Peter Sagan leading the peloton in the Yellow Jersey, this stage takes the riders through a burst of culture and tradition across Normandy. The terrain is reasonable, and the riders face only one climb; category 4 over 15km at 4.4%.

Stage 3 Round-up:

The stage was long and slow with a sprint from Mark Cavendish making him the stage winner. His victory meant that he’s reached 28 stage victories bringing him level with Bernard Hinault’s tally of stage wins.

My teammates were phenomenal. We executed the plan that [sport director] Roger Hammond gave us in the bus this morning.

The  yellow jersey is still in the hands of Peter Sagan.

 

Stage Two

Sunday 3 July | 183km | Saint-Lô – Cherbourg-en-Cotentin  

The professional peloton race over 183km after the first day of the Tour de France. With a fairly flat stage profile, the sprinters in the field will be looking to swoop the Yellow Jersey off Cavendish as they speed from Saint-Lô – a TDF stage town for the first time – to Cherbourg-en-Cotentin, a town not new to the Tour making it’s 18th appearance as a stage host.

Stage 2 Round-up:

Peter Sagan raced his way to get his hands on the Yellow Jersey; his fifth victory since 2012.

 

Stage One

Saturday 2 July | 188km | Mont-Saint-Michel – Utah Beach Sainte-Marie-du-Mont

After a yearlong wait The 2016 Tour de France has finally kicked off!

This year, riders set off from the picturesque town of Mont-Saint-Michel in the Manche, Normandy. The professional peloton will begin their tour from the foot of the town and cycle a 188 km before finishing at Utah Beach, famed for its 1944 D-Day landing heritage. For the first time since 2011, the Grand Depart is held in mainland France, with Manche already having its fair share of Tour fame since hosting the eleventh stage time trial finishing line in 2013.

Stage 1 Round-up:

Mark Cavendish took the yellow jersey after an incredibly successful stage to kick off the Tour de France action.

 

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Elizabeth Demetriou

Elizabeth Demetriou

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I'm a runner at heart but since shin splints became a big part of my life, I turned to cycling as a form of cross training. I love riding track and am a regular on the Manchester velodrome; on the road I ride a Trek Lexa and I call it Toby.


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