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2017 Tour de France Route Rumours
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2017 Tour de France Route Rumours

The 2017 Tour de France will be the 104th edition and will get under way from Düsseldorf, Germany.

The official presentation of the route, will be in Paris on October 18, 2016.

We know for sure that the Grand Depart will be in Dusseldorf and that’s all that’s 100% certain.

Here's what we've heard on the grapevine before the official presentation.

 

 
VIDEO: Chris Froome re-enacts famous Mont Ventoux run
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VIDEO: Chris Froome re-enacts famous Mont Ventoux run

While appearing at the Étape London sportive, the Tour de France winner showed fans how to run with a bike.

Froome’s appearance inspired riders, who had travelled from all over the UK and beyond, to complete the popular sportive which has quickly become a firm favourite in the cycling calendar.

As well as great riding, cyclists enjoyed a number of Le Tour de France experiences including the red Skoda’s and podium finish synonymous with the pro event.

 
2016 TOUR DE FRANCE PREVIEW
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2016 Tour de France Preview

The 2016 Tour de France is a tour of central and southern France from Saturday July 2 to Sunday July 24, briefly visiting Spain, Andorra and Switzerland. With a total of 28 mountain passes which could see the yellow jersey battle come down to the strongest climber with the strongest team. 

Chris Froome (Sky) will seek to successfully defend his Tour de France title against favorites Alberto Contador (Tinkoff-Saxo) and Nairo Quintana (Movistar).

Full details including the key stages, favorites and their teams.

 
Froome to line up at Prudential RideLondon-Surrey Classic ahead of Rio 2016 Olympics
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Froome to line up at Prudential RideLondon-Surrey Classic ahead of Rio 2016 Olympics

Chris Froome (Sky) has announced that he will attend next Sunday's Prudential RideLondon-Surrey Classic July 31st, before flying to Rio de Janeiro to compete in the Olympic time trial and road race at the Olympic Games.

Froome and Team Sky pencil in the Vuelta a España in as a possibility. 

The Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 finishes on The Mall in central London, shortly before 150 professional cyclists race in the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey Classic on a similar route this weekend, July 31st.

 
Trek-Segafredo takes many positives from 2016 Tour de France
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Trek-Segafredo takes many positives from 2016 Tour de France

Despite dropping from second to eleventh place overall, and the dream of standing on the final podium shattered after a crash-marred stage 19, Bauke Mollema and Trek-Segafredo, through massive disappointment, have recognized many positives from the 2016 Tour de France.

Only days from Paris, Trek-Segafredo was so close to achieving an enormous result and yet, as director Kim Andersen explained, in cycling, there's always a small gap from success to nothing.

We sure enjoyed watching Bauke Mollema and Trek-Segafredo give it all. Chapeau!