Tour de France

Mont-Saint-Michel
July 02
Paris
July 24
Duration:
23 DAYS
Stages:
21
Total distance:
3527.5 KMS
Tour de France

LINE UP

Warren Barguil Roy Curvers Tom Dumoulin Simon Geschke Georg Preidler Laurens ten Dam Ramon Sinkeldam Albert Timmer

Team Giant-Alpecin heads to this year’s Tour de France once again with the goal of stage success in the sprint stages with a difficult finale, the intermediate stages and the mountain stages. In addition, the team aims to further develop its riders and enhance the quality of the entire team, with an increasing focus on the overall classification.

Simon Geschke (GER), who took a fantastic victory in last year’s stage 17, will be lining up for his fourth Grande Boucle. French climber Warren Barguil, who finished 14th in his Tour debut last year, will be looking to take another step forward in his long-term GC development and will aim to improve on this result. 

Also in the lineup is John Degenkolb (GER), who will focus on the sprint stages with a tough finale. Degenkolb has had a difficult comeback from the training accident in January. He has shown a great deal of dedication and hard work in making his return to competition, and he made good progress over the last few months of racing at the Amgen Tour of California and the Critérium du Dauphiné. Following the Giro d’Italia, the team identified participation in the Tour as the ideal next step toward Tom Dumoulin’s (NED) second goal of the season, in Rio. Dumoulin will be primarily focusing on stage results.

Laurens ten Dam (NED) is set to make his eighth appearance in the Tour de France and his first with the team. He will bring crucial experience and will provide valuable support in the mountains. Georg Preidler (AUT) showed his potential during this year’s Giro d’Italia with a third place in the queen stage, one of three top-10 results for him in the Giro. Team Giant-Alpecin’s lineup for its sixth start at the Tour is completed by road captain Roy Curvers (NED) and trusty lead-out men Ramon Sinkeldam (NED) and Albert Timmer (NED).  

Coach Aike Visbeek (NED) said ahead of the Tour: “Our goals will be to go for a stage victory, as we see several opportunities to achieve that, and also to explore our possibilities in the GC with Warren. We have made a long-term plan with him, aiming to develop his general classification performance over the next few years. This will be his second appearance in his home Grand Tour, and we believe a top-15 is again a realistic target for him.

“We have a great blend of experience and youth in our lineup. This year’s Tour de France offers more opportunities in the mountains, with some tough stages, and we took that into consideration when we made our final selection.”

Saturday
July 02
Stage 1
188 kms
Start: Mont-Saint-Michel
Finish: Utah Beach Sainte-Marie-du-Mont

Sunday
July 03
Stage 2
183 kms
Start: Saint-Lô
Finish: Cherbourg

Monday
July 04
Stage 3
223.5 kms
Start: Granville
Finish: Angers

Tuesday
July 05
Stage 4
237.5 kms
Start: Saumur
Finish: Limoges

Wednesday
July 06
Stage 5
216 kms
Start: Limoges
Finish: Le Lioran

Thursday
July 07
Stage 6
190.5 kms
Start: Arpajon-sur-Cère
Finish: Montauban

Friday
July 08
Stage 7
162.5 kms
Start: l'Isle-Jourdain
Finish: Lac de Payolle

Saturday
July 09
Stage 8
184 kms
Start: Pau
Finish: Bagnères-de-Luchon

Sunday
July 10
Stage 9
184 kms
Start: Vielha val dAran
Finish: Andorra Arcalis

Tuesday
July 12
Stage 10
197 kms
Start: Escaldes-Engordany
Finish: Revel

Wednesday
July 13
Stage 11
162.5 kms
Start: Carcassonne
Finish: Montpellier

Thursday
July 14
Stage 12
178 kms
Start: Montpellier
Finish: Chalet-Reynard (Mont Ventoux)

Friday
July 15
Stage 13 (ITT)
37.5 kms
Start: Bourg-Saint-Andeol
Finish: Le Caverne de Pont d'Arc

Saturday
July 16
Stage 14
208.5 kms
Start: Montélimar
Finish: Villars-les-Dombes Parc des Oiseaux

Sunday
July 17
Stage 15
159 kms
Start: Bourg-en-Bresse
Finish: Culoz

Monday
July 18
Stage 16
209 kms
Start: Moirans-en-Montagne
Finish: Berne

Wednesday
July 20
Stage 17
184.5 kms
Start: Berne
Finish: Finhaut-Emosson

Thursday
July 21
Stage 18 (ITT)
17 kms
Start: Sallanches
Finish: Megève

Friday
July 22
Stage 19
146 kms
Start: Albertville
Finish: Saint-Gervais Mont Blanc

Saturday
July 23
Stage 20
146.5 kms
Start: Megève
Finish: Morzine

Sunday
July 24
Stage 21
113 kms
Start: Chantilly
Finish: Paris