The last time the Tour visited Andorra, Brice...

Tour de France to visit Andorra in 2016

The Tour returns to the mountainous terrain of the Principality of Andorra for one stage, a rest day, and a stage start in 2016

PARIS (AFP) — Organizers announced Thursday that the Tour de France will host a stage, and a rest day, in Andorra during the 2016 edition, which is due to start in Normandy.

Tour director Christian Prudhomme signed an agreement with Andorra’s tourism minister Francesc Camp for the principality to host the end of one stage, a rest day, and the beginning of the next stage.

It will be the Tour’s first appearance in Andorra in seven years, since Frenchman Brice Feillu triumphed at Arcalis, and fifth in total.

The exact details of the three days in Andorra will be revealed when the full 2016 route for the 103rd Tour is announced in October.

This year, the Vuelta a España will visit Andorra on September 2 for stage 11, which is billed as the race’s queen stage.