Tour De France About, UCI Teams 2016 : Tour de France is a Bicycle Race which usually Take place in France while sometimes also held in nearby Countries. It was started in 1903 which is organised by Amaury Sport organization. Its is Organised Annualy. When World wars were happen the Races were stop and after that it was continued. Tour de France 2016 is 103th Season. There are about 20-22 teams which take participation.The Winner Team is awarded with Cash Price. When it was organised the team was awarded with 20,000 Francs which was increased with time to time. till 1990 the price was of 500,000 francs.The journalising rights are with L’Auto. The first time live telecast was done in year 1929 now many channels have the broadcasting rights as the series popularity is increasing.


If we look at Record of winners 4 riders had won the series 5 time Jacques Anquetil (FRA) won in year 1957, 1961 to 1964.Eddy Merckz (BEL) 1969 to 1974, Bernard Hinault (FRA )1978-1979,1981-1982 and 1985, Miguel Indurain (ESP) 1991 to 1995.

UCI World Tour Teams
1 Ag2r-La Mondiale – France
2 Astana  – Kazakhistan
3 BMC Racing Team – USA
4 Cannondale-Garmin  – USA
5 Etixx-Quick Step – Belgium
6 FDJ – France
7 Giant-Alpecin – Germany
8 I AM Cycling – Switzerland
9 Team Katusha – Russia
10 Lampre-Merida – Italy
11 LottoNL-Jumbo  – The Netherlands
12 Lotto-Soudal – Belgium
13 Movistar Team – Spain
14 Orica-Green EDGE – Australia
15 Team Sky – UK
16 Tinkoff-Saxo  – Russia
17 Trek Factory Racing – USA
Professional Continental Teams
18 MTN-Qhubeka – Russia
19 Bora-Argon 18 – Germany
20 Cofidis – France
21 Europcar – France
22 Bretagne Séché Environnement – France

Tour De France 2016 Starting Date & Wiki Info

2016 Tour de France is the 103rd Season which was started in 1903. Which is being Organised by Amaury Sport Organization. This is frist time in Tour de France History that the race is to be finish in Andorra. The Tour the France 2016 is Scheduled to start from 2 July 2016 to 24 July 2016 Which will be consist of 21 stages the total distance to be travelled is 3,519 km.The Tour the France is gaining huge popularity as it is only the biggest platform for the bicycle racers which is mostly hosted in france and some times in Nearby Countries.

Tour De France 2016 Route

Tour the France 2016 Route Consist of 21 Stages to travel the total distance of 3,519 Km. The Race director Christian Prudhomme revelaed about 2016 route on 20 October 2015 at Paris. The race is consist of 2 Time Trial Event Which will be conducted individually. The 19 stages have 3 categories Flat Stage, Medium stage, Mountain Stage.There will be 5 stages in the Mountain Stage 9, Stage 12, Stage 17, Stage 19. There will be 2 day rest in the mountain stage. If we look on the previous year race 158.7 km.


Where To & How To Watch Tour De France Live Streaming 2016 Online

Tour De France 2016 will be live Streamed through online Sites of official Broadcasting partners majorly Ten Sports, NBC Sports, Euro Sports and many other. TenSport will cover the Asian Countries like China, India, Bangladesh, Pakistand and other Asian Countries. The live Streaming will start from 2 July 2016.

Watch Tour De France 2016 Tv Telecast & Broadcasting Channels List

There are 13 Broadcasting Partners for Tour De France 2016 which will telecast the races and the tour of 3000 km live to make each and every part of the race covered for the fans all over the form the Asian part of the Tour De France will be boadcasted by Tensports whereas EuroSport will cover Europe and many other look at the table below to know your broadcasting Partner.

Sr. No. TV Channel Broadcasting Tour de France 2016 Region
1 Eurosports Europe
2 Sporza Belgium
3 SBS Australia
4 RTBF France
5 Itv 4 UK
6 France2 France
7 The Netherlands
8 Italy
9 Ten Sports

Ten Action

10 Dubai Sports Middle East
11 NBC Sports USA
12 TSN Canada
13 ZDF Germany

Tour De France 2016 Schedule / Format Of The Race

Tour De France 2016 is a 21 Stage Tour in which the sports person had to travel 3000+ kms in the season which is divided in to many stages like flat, Mountain etc. Which will be live Telecast Through Online as well as on Televison through the official Broadcasting Partners. The stages:

  • 9 flat stages
  • 1 hilly stage
  • 9 mountain stages including 4 summit finishes (Andorre Arcalis, Mont Ventoux, Finhaut-Emosson et Saint-Gervais Mont Blanc)
  • 2 individual time trial stages
  • 2 rest days

Have a look at the Schedule Below

1 Flat Saturday, July 2nd Mont-Saint-Michel / Utah Beach Sainte-Marie-du-Mont 188 km
2 Flat Sunday, July 3rd Saint-Lô / Cherbourg-en-Cotentin 182 km
3 Flat Monday, July 4th Granville / Angers 222 km
4 Flat Tuesday, July 5th Saumur / Limoges 232 km
5 Mountain Wednesday, July 6th Limoges / Le Lioran 216 km
6 Flat Thursday, July 7th Arpajon-sur-Cère / Montauban 187 km
7 Mountain Friday, July 8th L’Isle-Jourdain / Lac de Payolle 162 km
8 Mountain Saturday, July 9th Pau / Bagnères-de-Luchon 183 km
9 Mountain Sunday, July 10th Vielha Val d’Aran / Andorre Arcalis 184 km
Rest day Monday, July 11th Andorre / Andorre
10 Hilly Tuesday, July 12th Escaldes-Engordany / Revel 198 km
11 Flat Wednesday, July 13th Carcassonne / Montpellier 164 km
12 Mountain Thursday, July 14th Montpellier / Mont Ventoux 185 km
13 Individual time trial Friday, July 15th Bourg-Saint-Andéol / La Caverne du Pont-d’Arc 37 km
14 Flat Saturday, July 16th Montélimar / Villars-les-Dombes Parc des Oiseaux 208 km
15 Mountain Sunday, July 17th Bourg-en-Bresse / Culoz 159 km
16 Flat Monday, July 18th Moirans-en-Montagne / Berne 206 km
Rest day Tuesday, July 19th Berne / Berne
17 Mountain Wednesday, July 20th Berne / Finhaut-Emosson 184 km
18 Individual time trial Thursday, July 21st Sallanches / Megève 17 km
19 Mountain Friday, July 22nd Albertville / Saint-Gervais Mont Blanc 146 km
20 Mountain Saturday, July 23rd Megève / Morzine-Avoriaz 146 km
21 Flat Sunday, July 24th Chantilly / Paris Champs-Élysées 113 km