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Tour of Peace, Tour of Memory; 2016 Tour de France route unveiled

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Tour of Peace, Tour of Memory; 2016 Tour de France route unveiled

<p>The route for the 2016 Tour de France has been announced at a ceremony in Paris.</p> <p>The Grand Depart takes place at Mont-Saint-Michel on July 2.</p> <p>The 103rd edition has been described as the Tour of Peace, the Tour of Memory.<br /> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"tw-align-center lang="en"><p lang="fr" dir="ltr">Un Tour de France 2016 au sommet de son art <a href="https://t.co/glmgVu9GTQ">https://t.co/glmgVu9GTQ</a> <a href="https://t.co/Zdvmzq0gzT">pic.twitter.com/Zdvmzq0gzT</a></p>— RMC Sport (@RMCsport) <a href="https://twitter.com/RMCsport/status/656412871119630336">October 20, 2015</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script></p> <p><span class="caps">TDF</span> 2016 sees 28 climbs taking in four mountain ranges the Massif Central, Pyrenees, Alps and Jura with four summit finishes.</p> <p>The Queen stage on Bastille Day will see the peloton race from Montpellier to Mont Ventoux to be greeted by a 22.7km climb.</p> <p>The race finishes in Paris on July 24.</p> <p>See the full tour route below.</p> <p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"tw-align-center lang="fr"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">⭐ ⭐ VOICI LE PARCOURS OFFICIEL DU <a href="https://twitter.com/letour">@letour</a> 2016 / HERE IT IS, THE <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/TDF2016?src=hash">#TDF2016</a> OFFICIAL ROUTE <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/TDF2016?src=hash">#TDF2016</a> ⭐⭐ <a href="https://t.co/DqwFxh49Mt">pic.twitter.com/DqwFxh49Mt</a></p>— Le Tour de France (@letour) <a href="https://twitter.com/letour/status/656410379850002432">20 Octobre 2015</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script></p>