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Tour de France – Normandy – July 2016

TDF logoThe start and the first stages of the Tour de France 2016 will take place in La Manche in Normandy. 198 cyclists will take part between 2nd and 4th July over hundreds of kilometers in the Normandy countryside.

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The first stage will start from Mont saint-Michel and arrive in Utah Beach. This route takes in the stunning coastline through Granville, past historic Coutances with its Cathedral, then crossing the peninsula to arrive at the town of Sainte Marie du Mont on Utah beach.

TDF map-2The second stage will go from Saint-Lô to Cherbourg-en-Cotentin and the first major challenge of the Tour de France 2016 for the peloton will be the hill at La Glacerie.

Finally, the third and last stage in Normandy will go from Granville.

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