Tour de France: 2016 route suits me - Chris Froome

Britain's defending Tour de France champion Chris Froome says the 2016 route suits him but will "test every aspect of a cyclist" as the Team Sky rider aims for a third victory.

The course for the 2,187-mile race, which runs from 2-24 July, was announced in Paris on Tuesday. The 21 stages feature 28 categorised climbs, visits to Andorra, Spain and Switzerland, and two time trials.

British sprinter Mark Cavendish, who will ride for African team Dimension Data-Qhubeka in 2016, says the course heavily favours Grand Tour contenders and predicts only six opportunities to add to his tally of 26 career Tour de France stage wins.