- The 1996 Tour de France event was the 83rd held. The event started in the Netherlands.
- Bjarne Riis has admitted to the use of doping during the 1996 Tour. The Tour de France organizers have stated they no longer consider him to be the winner, although Union Cycliste Internationale has so far refused to change the official status due to the amount of time passed since his win. Jan Ullrich was placed second.
- Information about each of the tours
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