103rd edition of the Tour De France circles Chamonix

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It was announced today, that among the highlights of the 2016 Tour De France are a brutal 183km eighth stage from Pau to Bagneres de Luchon, followed by a monumental day in Andorra, stage 17’s finish on the Emosson Dam in Switzerland and a penultimate stage from Megeve to Morzine, via some of the Alps’ most testing climbs.  Even Bourg-en-BresseSallanches and Saint-Gervais Mont Blanc, all sorts of places familiar to us.

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So it seems Chamonix is great place from which to watch next year’s TDF, so great in fact our place went a few days before the route was officially announced. A coincidence or an insider we wonder ? 🙂  

Today’s unveiling was greeted with great support by Chris Froome It’s such an amazing, special race. I’m still 30 years old and feel I have a lot left in my legs.… It suits me better than this year’s Tour,” he added, in reference to a course featuring two time trials that total 33.5 miles, compared to one short individual time trial in the 2015 race.

Full details of the the 21 stages can be found on the official website.

Va, va Froome!!!

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