Stages Tour de France 2021 - 6/26/2021
Apart from a small trip to Andorra, The Tour 2021 will be held entirely in France.
The start will be in Brittany, one of the most cycling crazy regions in France, with on the second day already an arrival on the famous Mûr de Bretagne.
A straight line up for the punchers, where the classification riders will also have to be ready not to lose time.
From Brittany, we cross France in an easterly direction, including via the Creuse region. In this way, we end up in the early days of Le Grand Bornand. From there, we travel over the Cormet de Roselend to Tignes to make up for the missed arrival in 2020.
After the rest day we depart from Albertville to the south to arrive in Valence. We are now close to Provence and yes, for the first time in 5 years Mont Ventoux is back on the programme. And this time even twice. First we climb from Sault. Then via the traditional side, from Bédoin. Because of works at the summit, the arrival will be shifted to Malaucène, where we will pass twice.
The Tour 2021 will then continue in the direction of the Pyrenees for the centre of gravity of this Tour. Via Nîmes and Carcassonne it goes in the direction of Quillan. Then we will start the climbing quadrant in the Pyrenees. First we drive over the Port d'Envalira Andorra to arrive at the Col de Beixalis.
After the rest day we stay in Pyrenees for another three days. During these three days we'll do almost all the classics: the Peyresourde, Col de la Core, Portet d'Aspet, Tourmlet and Luz Ardiden. It's going to be a treat!
The Tour will eventually be decided in the surroundings of Bordeaux where an individual time trial will determine the final ranking. Will we have as exciting a final as last year? And even more important: will we get a normal Tour again?