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The Tour de France was created in 1903. The roots of the Tour de France trace to the emergence of two rival sports newspapers in the country. On the one hand was Le Vélo, the first and the largest daily sports newspaper in France which sold 80,000 copies a day.

Recent results


2015
1 Christopher Froome (GBr) Team Sky
2 Nairo Alexander Quintana Rojas (Col) Movistar Team
3 Alejandro Valverde (Esp) Movistar Team

2014
1 Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Astana Pro Team
2 Jean-Christophe Péraud (Fra) Ag2r-La Mondiale
3 Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ.fr

2013
1 Christopher Froome (GBr) Sky Procycling
2 Nairo Alexander Quintana Rojas (Col) Movistar Team
3 Joaquim Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Katusha

2012
1 Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Sky Procycling
2 Christopher Froome (GBr) Sky Procycling
3 Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale

2011
1 Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing Team
2 Andy Schleck (Lux) Leopard Trek
3 Frank Schleck (Lux) Leopard Trek

2010
1 *Andy Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank
2 Denis Menchov (Rus) Rabobank
3 Samuel Sánchez Gonzalez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi

2009
1 Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Astana
2 Andy Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank
3 Lance Armstrong (USA) Astana

2008
1 Carlos Sastre Candil (Spa) Team CSC - Saxo Bank
2 Cadel Evans (Aus) Silence - Lotto
3 *Denis Menchov (Rus) Rabobank

2007
1 Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Discovery Channel
2 Cadel Evans (Aus) Predictor - Lotto
3 Levi Leipheimer (USA) Discovery Channel

2006
1 *Oscar Pereiro (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne-Illes Balears
2 Andreas Klöden (Ger) T-Mobile
3 Carlos Sastre (Spa) Team CSC


The favorites ( by oddschecker )

Chris Froome: 6/4
Nairo Quintana: 2/1
Alberto Contador: 13/2
Fabio Aru: 18/1
Richie Porte: 20/1
Thibaut Pinot: 22/1


The stages
Stage 1 July 02, 2016 Mont-Saint-Michel - Utah Beach / Sainte-Marie-Du-Mont 188 km
Stage 2 July 03, 2016 Saint-Lô - Cherbourg-Octeville 182 km
Stage 3 July 04, 2016 Granville - Angers 222 km
Stage 4 July 05, 2016 Saumer - Limoges 232 km
Stage 5 July 06, 2016 Limoges - Le Lioran 216 km
Stage 6 July 07, 2016 Arpajon-sur-Cère - Montauban 187 km
Stage 7 July 08, 2016 L'Isle-Jourdain - Lac de Payolle 162 km
Stage 8 July 09, 2016 Pau - Bagnères-de-Luchon 183 km
Stage 9 July 10, 2016 Vielha Val d'Aran - Andorre Arcalis 184 km
Rest Day 1 July 11, 2016 Andorra
Stage 10 July 12, 2016 Escaldes-Engordany - Revel 198 km
Stage 11 July 13, 2016 Carcassonne - Montpellier 264 km
Stage 12 July 14, 2016 Montpellier - Mont Ventoux 185 km
Stage 13 July 15, 2016 Bourg-Saint-Andéol - La Caverne du Pont-d'Arc (ITT) 37 km
Stage 14 July 16, 2016 Montélimar - Villars-les-Dombes Parc des Oiseaux 208 km
Stage 15 July 17, 2016 Bourg-en-Bresse - Culoz 159 km
Stage 16 July 18, 2016 Moirans-en-Montagne - Berne 206 km
Rest Day 2 July 19, 2016 Berne
Stage 17 July 20, 2016 Berne - Finhaut-Emosson 184 km
Stage 18 July 21, 2016 Sallanches - Megève (ITT) 17 km
Stage 19 July 22, 2016 Albertville - Saint-Gervais Mont Blanc 146 km
Stage 20 July 23, 2016 Megève - Morzine 146 km
Stage 21 July 24, 2016 Chantilly - Paris Champs-Élysées 113 km


Start list


Team Sky
1 Christopher Froome (GBr)
2 Sergio Luis Henao Montoya (Col)
3 Vasil Kiryienka (Blr)
4 Mikel Landa Meana (Spa)
5 Mikel Nieve Ituralde (Spa)
6 Wout Poels (Ned)
7 Luke Rowe (GBr)
8 Ian Stannard (GBr)
9 Geraint Thomas (GBr)

Movistar Team
11 Nairo Alexander Quintana Rojas (Col)
12 Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa)
13 Winner Anacona Gomez (Col)
14 Imanol Erviti Ollo (Spa)
15 Jesus Herrada Lopez (Spa)
16 Gorka Izagirre Insausti (Spa)
17 Jon Izagirre Insausti (Spa)
18 Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa)
19 Nelson Oliveira (Por)

Astana Pro Team
21 Fabio Aru (Ita)
22 Vincenzo Nibali (Ita)
23 Jakob Fuglsang (Den)
24 Andriy Grivko (Ukr)
25 Tanel Kangert (Est)
26 Alexey Lutsenko (Kaz)
27 Diego Rosa (Ita)
28 Luis León Sánchez Gil (Spa)
29 Paolo Tiralongo (Ita)

Tinkoff Team
31 Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa)
32 Peter Sagan (Svk)
33 Maciej Bodnar (Pol)
34 Oscar Gatto (Ita)
35 Robert Kiserlovski (Cro)
36 Roman Kreuziger (Cze)
37 Rafał Majka (Pol)
38 Matteo Tosatto (Ita)
39 Michael Valgren Andersen (Den)

AG2R La Mondiale
41 Romain Bardet (Fra)
42 Jan Bakelants (Bel)
43 Mickaël Chérel (Fra)
44 Samuel Dumoulin (Fra)
45 Ben Gastauer (Lux)
46 Cyril Gautier (Fra)
47 Alexis Gougeard (Fra)
48 Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita)
49 Alexis Vuillermoz (Fra)

Team LottoNl-Jumbo
51 Wilco Kelderman (Ned)
52 George Bennett (NZl)
53 Dylan Groenewegen (Ned)
54 Bert-Jan Lindeman (Ned)
55 Paul Martens (Ger)
56 Timo Roosen (Ned)
57 Sep Vanmarcke (Bel)
58 Robert Wagner (Ger)
59 Maarten Wynants (Bel)

Trek-Segafredo
61 Bauke Mollema (Ned)
62 Fabian Cancellara (Swi)
63 Markel Irizar Aranburu (Spa)
64 Grégory Rast (Swi)
65 Fränk Schleck (Lux)
66 Peter Stetina (USA)
67 Jasper Stuyven (Bel)
68 Edward Theuns (Bel)
69 Haimar Zubeldia Aguirre (Spa)

IAM Cycling
71 Mathias Frank (Swi)
72 Stef Clement (Ned)
73 Jérôme Coppel (Fra)
74 Martin Elmiger (Swi)
75 Sondre Holst Enger (Nor)
76 Reto Hollenstein (Swi)
77 Leigh Howard (Aus)
78 Oliver Naesen (Bel)
79 Jarlinson Pantano (Col)

Cannondale-Drapac
81 Pierre Rolland (Fra)
82 Matti Breschel (Den)
83 Lawson Craddock (USA)
84 Alex Howes (USA)
85 Kristijan Koren (Slo)
86 Sebastian Langeveld (Ned)
87 Ramunas Navardauskas (Ltu)
88 Tom Jelte Slagter (Ned)
89 Dylan van Baarle (Ned)

BMC Racing Team
91 Richie Porte (Aus)
92 Brent Bookwalter (USA)
93 Marcus Burghardt (Ger)
94 Damiano Caruso (Ita)
95 Rohan Dennis (Aus)
96 Amaël Moinard (Fra)
97 Michael Schär (Swi)
98 Greg Van Avermaet (Bel)
99 Tejay van Garderen (USA)

Dimension Data
101 Mark Cavendish (GBr)
102 Natnael Berhane (Eri)
103 Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor)
104 Stephen Cummings (GBr)
105 Bernhard Eisel (Aut)
106 Reinardt Janse Van Rensburg (RSA)
107 Serge Pauwels (Bel)
108 Mark Renshaw (Aus)
109 Daniel Teklehaimanot (Eri)

Team Giant-Alpecin
111 Warren Barguil (Fra)
112 Roy Curvers (Ned)
113 John Degenkolb (Ger)
114 Tom Dumoulin (Ned)
115 Simon Geschke (Ger)
116 Georg Preidler (Aut)
117 Ramon Sinkeldam (Ned)
118 Laurens ten Dam (Ned)
119 Albert Timmer (Ned)

FDJ
121 Thibaut Pinot (Fra)
122 William Bonnet (Fra)
123 Matthieu Ladagnous (Fra)
124 Steve Morabito (Swi)
125 Cédric Pineau (Fra)
126 Sébastien Reichenbach (Swi)
127 Anthony Roux (Fra)
128 Jérémy Maison (Fra)
129 Arthur Vichot (Fra)

Bora-Argon 18
131 Emanuel Buchmann (Ger)
132 Shane Archbold (NZl)
133 Jan Barta (Cze)
134 Cesare Benedetti (Ita)
135 Sam Bennett (Irl)
136 Bartosz Huzarski (Pol)
137 Patrick Konrad (Aut)
138 Andreas Schillinger (Ger)
139 Paul Voss (Ger)

Team Katusha
141 Joaquim Rodríguez Oliver (Spa)
142 Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita)
143 Marco Haller (Aut)
144 Alexander Kristoff (Nor)
145 Alberto Losada Alguacil (Spa)
146 Michael Mørkøv (Den)
147 Jurgen Van den Broeck (Bel)
148 Angel Vicioso Arcos (Spa)
149 Ilnur Zakarin (Rus)

Lampre - Merida
151 Rui Alberto Faria da Costa (Por)
152 Yukiya Arashiro (Jpn)
153 Matteo Bono (Ita)
154 Davide Cimolai (Ita)
155 Kristijan Durasek (Cro)
156 Tsgabu Grmay (Eth)
157 Louis Meintjes (RSA)
158 Luka Pibernik (Slo)
159 Jan Polanc (Slo)

Lotto Soudal
161 André Greipel (Ger)
162 Lars Ytting Bak (Den)
163 Thomas De Gendt (Bel)
164 Jens Debusschere (Bel)
165 Tony Gallopin (Fra)
166 Adam Hansen (Aus)
167 Gregory Henderson (NZl)
168 Jürgen Roelandts (Bel)
169 Marcel Sieberg (Ger)

Direct Energie

171 Bryan Coquard (Fra)
172 Sylvain Chavanel (Fra)
173 Antoine Duchesne (Can)
174 Yohann Gène (Fra)
175 Fabrice Jeandesboz (Fra)
176 Adrien Petit (Fra)
177 Romain Sicard (Fra)
178 Angelo Tulik (Fra)
179 Thomas Voeckler (Fra)

Etixx - Quick-Step
181 Marcel Kittel (Ger)
182 Julian Alaphilippe (Fra)
183 Iljo Keisse (Bel)
184 Daniel Martin (Irl)
185 Tony Martin (Ger)
186 Maximiliano Ariel Richeze (Arg)
187 Fabio Sabatini (Ita)
188 Petr Vakoč (Cze)
189 Julien Vermote (Bel)

Cofidis, Solutions Credits
191 Daniel Navarro Garcia (Spa)
192 Borut Bozic (Slo)
193 Jérôme Cousin (Fra)
194 Nicolas Edet (Fra)
195 Arnold Jeannesson (Fra)
196 Christophe Laporte (Fra)
197 Cyril Lemoine (Fra)
198 Luis Angel Maté Mardones (Spa)
199 Geoffrey Soupe (Fra)

Orica-BikeExchange

201 Simon Gerrans (Aus)
202 Michael Albasini (Swi)
203 Luke Durbridge (Aus)
204 Mathew Hayman (Aus)
205 Daryl Impey (RSA)
206 Christopher Juul Jensen (Den)
207 Michael Matthews (Aus)
208 Ruben Plaza Molina (Spa)
209 Adam Yates (GBr)

Fortuneo - Vital Concept

211 Eduardo Sepúlveda (Arg)
212 Vegard Breen (Nor)
213 Anthony Delaplace (Fra)
214 Brice Feillu (Fra)
215 Armindo Fonseca (Fra)
216 Daniel McLay (GBr)
217 Pierre-Luc Périchon (Fra)
218 Chris Anker Sørensen (Den)
219 Florian Vachon (Fra)
 
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I'm a bit late to responding to this because of work commitments.

I got to see stage 5 today, Limoges - Le Lioran.
A very good stage, and one that was a lot tougher than perhaps viewers and riders expected.

Great break away by Greg Van Avermaet and Thomas De Gendt.
I was delighted to see Van Avermaet win.

Vincenzo Nibali's quest to win the yellow jersey suffered a serious set back today.
Sagan had a miserable day too.

It was a tough stage today.
 

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Stage 6 : Arpajon-sur-Cère - Montauban : looks to be a very flat stage today. Just watching the images from France and the commentary is saying it's very warm weather there at the moment.

I fancy Greipel to win today.
 

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Looking forward to tomorrow and the true start of the mountains. The average person has no idea how much pain is involved in a climbing stage.
 

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Looking forward to tomorrow and the true start of the mountains. The average person has no idea how much pain is involved in a climbing stage.

Yeah, it is difficult to convey just how difficult the climbing stages are. I was fortunate enough to be roadside at two such stages during 1995 TDF and I was gobsmacked at the gradient and the speed at which the professionals were climbing.

Marco Pantani was literally flying away from the chasing bunch of Zulle, Indurain, Jalabert, Rominger. The chasing bunch were going "eye balls" out trying to rein in Pantani. Minutes later the main bunch started to come through at a much slower - but still fast - pace.
The pack started to split and there were riders all over the mountain. You had riders finishing 30-40 mins later after the stage had long ended.

I stayed to applaud each and every one of them because these guys had had 2 weeks of racing in their legs by that stage and to be even riding the race was an achievement at that point.
 
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For anyone else wondering how this could have happened, here is your answer;

 

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I think I'ld rather be watching re-runs of Lance doping his way to another win over Jan than this idiocy. I know a fan punched Eddy back in the Stone Age, but have the fans become dumber or drunker than ever? I guess everyone wants their 5 seconds of fame on TV.

Yates vaulting the flame rouge...motorcycles stopping in front of riders (Pro tip: use a snow plow. Bonus points for using the 'V' shape blade)...not funny at all.

I've only missed one stage due to actually being on a long ride, myself, and in all seriousness the racing has been darned good. Sky...Sagan...GVA...DeGendt...Martin...Valverde...TJ...the other 'Big German', Kittel...all making the event a good watch this year.

As to the events in Nice last night...time for France to take out the trash. God bless all the innocent victims and their families. And God have mercy on our enemies. Let the air strikes begin.

I have been waiting for The Religion Of Peace™ to strike the Tour and they still might have planes to do so. I hope not, but the Champs/Paris would make a great place to pull off a huge attack. And not the kind where a rider solos off the front for a couple laps.
 
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It kind of reminds me of some of the crazy **** that happened back in the Armstrong days. Entertaining for sure. Froome has displayed he is the strongest at least so far.
As far as recent events, we are at war, make no mistake.
 

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planes = plans in the above response. But, they may use planes...or more trucks.

It was a good ITT today. Froome crushed the GC guys. I felt bad for Porte. After kissing the motorcycle yesterday you know he was not on a perfect form. Froome seemed to be none the worse for the crash and 100-yard dash he ran in cleats.

Tommy Dumoulin rode with mega power! Very impressive again on this edition of the tour.
 

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It kind of reminds me of some of the crazy **** that happened back in the Armstrong days. Entertaining for sure. Froome has displayed he is the strongest at least so far.
As far as recent events, we are at war, make no mistake.
and what **** would that ?
 

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I think I'ld rather be watching re-runs of Lance doping his way to another win over Jan than this idiocy. I know a fan punched Eddy back in the Stone Age, but have the fans become dumber or drunker than ever? I guess everyone wants their 5 seconds of fame on TV.

Yates vaulting the flame rouge...motorcycles stopping in front of riders (Pro tip: use a snow plow. Bonus points for using the 'V' shape blade)...not funny at all.

I've only missed one stage due to actually being on a long ride, myself, and in all seriousness the racing has been darned good. Sky...Sagan...GVA...DeGendt...Martin...Valverde...TJ...the other 'Big German', Kittel...all making the event a good watch this year.

As to the events in Nice last night...time for France to take out the trash. God bless all the innocent victims and their families. And God have mercy on our enemies. Let the air strikes begin.

I have been waiting for The Religion Of Peace™ to strike the Tour and they still might have planes to do so. I hope not, but the Champs/Paris would make a great place to pull off a huge attack. And not the kind where a rider solos off the front for a couple laps.
 

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Did anyone notice that there were I think 9 riders ahead of porte and Froome that got through the crowd without any problems?

I noticed in the TV 5 version of the broadcast they showed these other riders riding through the crowd with no problem. I've certainly seen much worse. Their first shot of the down riders was from behind. They didn't show the clip of porte running up on the back of the motorcycle until after the stage.

My point is there's a lot of blame being laid on the crowd when I think the problem is still the number of motorcycles. There were three motorcycles nose to tail in front of the yellow Jersey group of 3 and they were way too close to the Riders and and they do this **** all the time. They allow riders to get too close to the back of the motorcycle. That was absolutely the problem here. No reason for three bikes even writing and climbing speed Port was too close to have time to react. Not even going that fast. And despite three motorcycles being ahead of the three the only video from the one motorcycle is the clip of Richie Porte slamming the back of the motorcycle. The cycling press especially the broadcast press is being intimidated into not criticizing the event organizers no matter how stupid they are. How many motorcycle incident just this year. And it's a problem I've been complaining about for several years.

By the way cyclingnews is complicit in this as well. Just a couple of days ago a motorcycle with the cycling news photographer ran across the nose of a rider who was trying to close a small gap to a 3 Man Group on a climb. The motorcycle passing on the left had to slow down because of the three riders in front and then moved to the right to the apex of the turn without looking to see where the bicycle was. This **** is outrageous really.

it turned that stage into a farce. I'm sick of seeing motorcycles act like they're more important then cyclist and tired of seeing motorcycles suck riders along.

Organizers have all the power was nothing really the cyclist or the teams can do
 

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I agree that the motorcycles have been and still are riding like assholes. You'll get no argument from me or Johnny Hoogerland about that (car...I know), but...

The bike that Porte-Froome-Trek Rider (Molema?) slammed into would not have stopped had it not been for the crowd closing in. A motorcycle is not a ramming-speed vehicle. If you've ever ridden motorcycles you would know that the bike goes down when a pedestrian or two are contacted. Given the result of an impact with one or more...you stop the bike. And it's not like there was room to find a parking spot and just pull out of the way.

And the first 9 riders were not the yellow jersey and contenders. That probably fueled the action when the GC leaders came into the picture.

In the case of the Froome incident the last bike was definitely too close to the action. My guess is that it was slowed by the crowd closing in. I'm also guessing the break also had moto's plowing ahead of them through the crowd. Just sayin'.

The organizers screwed up moving all the top 6 Km fans down the mountain and not adding barricades and crowd control security, for sure. no free pass there. Yet who has NOT seen morons running between the barriers alongside their idols? Barricades and cops can only do so much.

If it were me climbing in yellow I would want the widest Humvee made running interference in front...maybe with a pillow or two strapped to the rear! (think of how many time Jan went through a rear window...)

This year I watched moto's descending with the riders and passing them with obvious disregard for the safety of the riders. There is no excuse for that. I like close ups and good coverage as well as the next guy, but at 50 MPH or better the potential for causing a crash is too high.

Also, I agree about the moto's towing riders. I watched at least two early breaks form this year when bikes 'accidentally' towed a rider or two off the front. I've also seen the moto's slow to allow guys into the slipstream...for better pictures! Yeah...rrrriiight!
 

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