Six Tour de France stages will be televised from start to finish

Six stages, including the first and last days, of the Tour de France will be shown on television in full

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The final three stages of the 2016 Tour de France will be broadcast in their entirety, along with three other stages over the course of the three-week race.

Starting with the first stage - a flat route between Mont Saint Michel and Utah Beach - TV channels such Eurosport in the UK will show every second of the action, with coverage starting on 11.45 (BST) on day one.

>>> Tour de France 2016 live TV guide

The mountainous stage nine between in Andorra - which takes in three first category climbs and an hors categorie finish - will also be shown from the start on what is likely to be a key day for the general classification battle.

An essential guide to the 2016 Tour de France

Stage 15, between Bourg-en-Bresse and Culoz, features six categorised climbs, including the ascent of the Grand Colombiere will see television coverage start at 10.45 (BST).

>>> Tour de France 2016 route and essential guide

Then the key mountain days on stages 19 and 20 will be broadcast in full, with the general classification to be decided by the finish in Morzine on the penultimate day.

The short stage to Paris to round off the race is the final full broadcast, with coverage of the women's La Course race airing before an evening finish on the Champs-Elysées for the men.

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