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.
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!
Saturday 23 July | 146.5km | Megève – Morzine-Avoriaz
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:
Stage 19 Round-up:
Check back here for the result of the Tour de France today.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
— Le Tour de France (@LeTour) July 15, 2016
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.
— Team Sky (@TeamSky) July 15, 2016
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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!