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Tour de France: 2016 race to start in Normandy

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Tour de France: 2016 race to start in Normandy
The UK's Bradley Wiggins during the 2012 Tour de France. Photo: AFP
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After starts in Corsica, northern England and Utrecht, Holland, the famous Grand Depart of the Tour De France will return to mainland France in 2016, when Normandy will host the event.

The 2016 edition of the Tour de France will start in the Manche department in Normandy, organisers ASO said Monday.

It will be the first time the Tour, first raced in 1903, has started in that department, most famous for its hill-top island abbey Mont Saint-Michel.

Manche, named after the French term for the English Channel that separates the country from Britain, has played host to a Tour stage 23 times since 2011, most recently in 2013 when an individual time-trial ended at Mont Saint-Michel.

Mont Saint-Michel is a UNESCO world heritage site.

The exact town that will host the 'Grand Depart' will be revealed at a press conference on December 9.

The 2015 edition, where Italian Vincenzo Nibali will be defending his title, will begin in Utrecht in the Netherlands.

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