The dramatic finish to stage 17 at Finhaut-Emosson. // © Tino Pohlmann

25-07-2016, CANYON La Grande Boucle is complete


Whenever the rolling circus of the Tour de France comes to a halt on the cobbles of the Champs Élysées in Paris, it leaves a hole in the lives of cycling fans. For 25 days, this special race keeps us transfixed with every climb, every descent, and every sprint to the finish line.

The riders play the starring roles against a constantly evolving backdrop along wind-swept coastlines, through rolling vineyards and over snow-capped mountain peaks.

To even complete La Grande Boucle is a goal universal to all professional riders, but to be one of the protagonists fighting it out for stage victories and overall success takes something else. With two stage wins, third in the GC and victory in the Team Classifictaion, we congratulate our riders at Katusha and Movistar Team for making the 2016 Tour de France another race to remember.