The Six Most Important Tour de France Stages For 2016

Saint-Lô, France, July 2, 2016 (AFP) - Six key stages in the 2016 Tour de France, starting on Saturday: July 5 -- 4th stage Saumur-Limoges, 237.5km The longest stage at 237.5km is almost as arduous as a one-day classic. It's sheer length is what makes it so tough, and dangerous. The pace could be high and splits in the peloton are a real risk. When that happens, it can be fatal to … [Read more...]

The Details On The 21 Stages Of The 2016 Tour de France

Saint-Lô, France, July 1, 2016 - A list of the 21 Tour de France stages starting in Mont Saint-Michel on Saturday and finishing on July 24 on the Champs Elysees in Paris: 1st stage Mont-Saint-Michel - Utah Beach, 188km ** There will likely be a bunch sprint for this opening stage culminating at one of the sites of the D-Day landings where the Allies crossed the Channel during WWII. … [Read more...]

The Stages Of The 2016 Giro d’Italia Starting On May 6th

Milan, May 6, 2016 - The 21 stages of the 2016 Giro d'Italia, which begins Friday in Apeldoorn, the Netherlands and ends May 29 in Turin: Stages May 6: Stage 1 - Apeldoorn (Netherlands) time trial (9.8 km) May 7: Stage 2 - Arnhem (Netherlands) to Nijmegen (190 km) May 8: Stage 3 - Nijmegen (Netherlands) to Arnhem (190 km) May 9: rest day at Catanzaro May 10: Stage 4 - … [Read more...]

The Climbs Of The 2016 Giro d’Italia In Detail

Milan, May 5, 2016 (AFP) - The 2016 Giro d'Italia features six mountaintop finishes, three of which are at high altitude (Alpe di Siusi, Risoul, Sant'Anna di Vinadio), with the remaining three in the 'medium' mountains of Roccaraso, Sestola and Andalo. Below is a list of the race's mountain stages, although it is worth noting that, unlike the Tour de France, none of the most difficult climbs … [Read more...]

The 21 Stages Of The Upcoming 2016 Tour de France

Paris, Oct 20, 2015 - The 2016 edition of the Tour de France will cover 3,519km starting from Mont Saint-Michel on July 2 and finishing in Paris three weeks later. Here are the 21 stages revealed by organisers ASO on Tuesday: Stage 1: July 2, Mont Saint-Michel to Utah Beach Sainte-Marie-du-Mont, 188km Stage 2: July 3, Saint-Lo to Cherbourg-Octeville, 182km Stage 3: July 4, … [Read more...]

The 21 Stages Of The 2016 Giro d’Italia

The 21 stages of the 2016 Giro d'Italia, presented at Milan's World Expo on Monday: Stages May 6: Stage 1 - Apeldoorn (Netherlands) time trial (9.8km) May 7: Stage 2 - Arnhem (Netherlands) to Nijmegen (190km) May 8: Stage 3 - Nijmegen to Arnhem (189km) May 9: rest day at Catanzaro May 10: Stage 4 - Catanzaro to Praia a Mare (191km) May 11: Stage 5 - Praia a Mare to … [Read more...]

Five Stages Where Chris Froome Won The Tour de France

By Barnaby CHESTERMAN Paris, July 26, 2015 (AFP) - Following Chris Froome's second Tour de France victory on Sunday, AFP Sport looks at the five key stages where the 30-year-old Briton made a difference: Stage 2 - Utrecht-Zeeland, 166km This was a pan-flat stage that on paper looked likely to end in a bunch sprint but, with … [Read more...]

The Five Most Decisive 2015 Tour de France Stages

By Barnaby CHESTERMAN Paris, June 29, 2015 - With the Tour de France set to begin on Saturday, July 4, Bicycle.net looks at five key stages where the overall contenders will be looking to make a difference: Stage 4, July 7: Seraing-Cambrai, 223.5km After the drama and excitement of 2014's cobbled stage, organisers decided they could not do without them this year. Although … [Read more...]

The List Of The 21 Tour de France 2015 Stages

Paris, June 27, 2015 - A list of the 21 stages in the 3,360km Tour de France 2015, which begins in Utrecht, Netherlands, on July 4: Stage 1: Saturday July 4 - Utrecht, 13.8km individual time trial 2: Sunday July 5 - Utrecht to Zeeland, 166km 3: Monday July 6 - Antwerp to Huy, 159.5km 4: Tuesday July 7 - Seraing to Cambrai, 223.5km 5: Wednesday July 8 - Arras to Amiens, … [Read more...]

The 2015 Giro d’Italia 21 Stages Starting May 9th

San Lorenzo al Mare, Italy, May 8, 2015 (AFP) - The 2015 Giro d'Italia stages, covering 3,481.8km and starting in San Lorenzo al Mare on Saturday: May 9: Stage 1 - San Lorenzo al Mare - Sanremo, 17.6km (team time-trial) May 10: Stage 2 - Albenga - Genoa, 173km May 11: Stage 3 - Rapallo - Sestri Levante, 136km May 12: Stage 4 - Chiavari - La Spezia, 150km May 13: Stage 5 - … [Read more...]