Tour de France organiser ASO confirms that Andorra will host a stage finish, rest day and stage start in 2016, returning after a seven year absence

The 2016 Tour de France will spend three days in the principality of Andorra, as announced by organiser ASO this morning.

The race returns to the landlocked Pyrenean country for the first time in seven years, with a stage finish, rest day and stage start scheduled.

Tour director, Christian Prudhomme, and Andorra’s Minister of Tourism, Francesc Camp, signed a memorandum of understanding which will see the 103rd Grande Boucle visit the country next year.

Brice Feillu took a memorable win at the summit of Andorra-Arcalis the last time the Tour visited in 2009, after going on a solo breakaway.

The 2016 Tour will depart from Mont-Saint-Michel in the Manche region, with stage two heading north to Utah Beach.

It will be the second Grand Tour to visit the principality, with the 2015 Vuelta a España set to hold its queen stage entirely within Andorra on September 2.