Tour de France 2016 Live Streaming – TDF 2016 Live Stream

Tour de France 2016 Live Streaming – TDF 2016 Live Stream


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The 2016 Tour de France is the 103rd edition of the Tour de France, one of cycling’s Grand Tours. The 3,535 km (2,197 mi)-long race started at Mont Saint-Michel, Normandy, on 2 July 2016, and will conclude with the Champs-Élysées stage in Paris, on 24 July.

Twenty-two teams will participate in the 2016 edition of the Tour de France.[1] All of the eighteen UCI WorldTeams were automatically invited, and obliged, to attend the race.[2] On 2 March 2016, the organiser of the Tour, Amaury Sport Organisation (ASO), announced the four second-tier UCI Professional Continental teams given wildcard invitations: Bora–Argon 18, Cofidis, Direct Énergie, and Fortuneo–Vital Concept.[3] The presentation of the teams – where each team’s roster are introduced in front of the media and local dignitaries – took place in the town square of Sainte-Mère-Église, Normandy, on 28 June, two days before the opening stage held in the region. Each team arrived in World War II military vehicles, commemorating the Normandy landings.[4]

The number of riders allowed per squad was nine, therefore the start list contained a total of 198 riders.[1] 33 riders were competing in their first Tour de France.[5] The riders came from 35 countries; France, Spain, the Netherlands, Belgium, Italy and Germany all had 10 or more riders in the race.[1] The youngest rider was IAM Cycling’s Sondre Holst Enger, at 22, and the oldest was the 42-year-old Matteo Tosatto of Tinkoff–Saxo.[5] Lampre–Merida was the youngest team and Lotto–Soudal the oldest.[6]

The teams entering the race are:[1]

UCI WorldTeams

AG2R La Mondiale
BMC Racing Team
Team Dimension Data
IAM Cycling
Movistar Team
Team Katusha
Team Sky
UCI Professional Continental teams

Bora–Argon 18
Direct Énergie
Fortuneo–Vital Concept
Pre-race favorites[edit] The main pre-race favorites are Chris Froome, Nairo Quintana, and Alberto Contador. Other possible contenders for general classification include Richie Porte, Thibaut Pinot, Fabio Aru, Geraint Thomas, Vincenzo Nibali, Romain Bardet, and Tejay van Garderen

Stage characteristics and winners
Stage Date Course Distance Type Winner
1 2 July Mont Saint-Michel to Utah Beach, Sainte-Marie-du-Mont 188 km (117 mi) Flat stage  Mark Cavendish (GBR)
2 3 July Saint-Lô to Cherbourg-Octeville 183 km (114 mi) Hilly stage  Peter Sagan (SVK)
3 4 July Granville to Angers 223.5 km (139 mi) Flat stage  Mark Cavendish (GBR)
4 5 July Saumur to Limoges 238 km (148 mi) Flat stage  Marcel Kittel (GER)
5 6 July Limoges to Le Lioran 216 km (134 mi) Medium-mountain stage  Greg Van Avermaet (BEL)
6 7 July Arpajon-sur-Cère to Montauban 190.5 km (118 mi) Flat stage  Mark Cavendish (GBR)
7 8 July L’Isle-Jourdain to Lac de Payolle 162.5 km (101 mi) Medium-mountain stage  Steve Cummings (GBR)
8 9 July Pau to Bagnères-de-Luchon 184 km (114 mi) Mountain stage  Chris Froome (GBR)
9 10 July Vielha Val d’Aran (Spain) to Andorra-Arcalis (Andorra) 184.5 km (115 mi) Mountain stage  Tom Dumoulin (NED)
11 July Andorra Rest day
10 12 July Escaldes-Engordany (Andorra) to Revel 197 km (122 mi) Medium-mountain stage
11 13 July Carcassonne to Montpellier 182.5 km (113 mi) Flat stage
12 14 July Montpellier to Mont Ventoux 187 km (116 mi) Mountain stage
13 15 July Bourg-Saint-Andéol to La Caverne du Pont-d’Arc 37.5 km (23 mi) Individual time trial
14 16 July Montélimar to Villars-les-Dombes (Parc des Oiseaux) 203.5 km (126 mi) Flat stage
15 17 July Bourg-en-Bresse to Culoz 162.5 km (101 mi) Medium-mountain stage
16 18 July Moirans-en-Montagne to Bern (Switzerland) 204 km (127 mi) Medium-mountain stage
19 July Bern (Switzerland) Rest day
17 20 July Bern (Switzerland) to Finhaut Émosson (Switzerland) 187.5 km (117 mi) Mountain stage
18 21 July Sallanches to Megève 16 km (10 mi) Mountain time trial
19 22 July Albertville to Saint-Gervais-les-Bains 143 km (89 mi) Mountain stage
20 23 July Megève to Morzine 149.5 km (93 mi) Mountain stage
21 24 July Chantilly to Paris 114 km (71 mi) Flat stage
Total 3,534 km (2,196 mi)