Tour de France 2021 schedule: Start time, stages, length, dates, how to watch live stream, route, TV coverage, highlights


The 2021 Tour de France begins on Saturday, June 26 through Sunday, July 18. This year’s cycling event features 10 new sites and stage cities indicated with an asterisk in the schedule below. Additionally, there will be 2 individual time trials in this year’s Tour. See below to find out more information including how to watch, stages, the complete schedule, and more.

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2021 Tour de France Key Information

When is the 2021 Tour de France? What time does coverage start?

The 2021 Tour de France will take place from June 26 – July 18. Coverage of Stage 20 starts at 7:00 a.m. ET on NBCSN and 6:55 a.m. ET on Peacock. Click here for start times for the rest of the 2020 Tour de France.

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How can I watch the 2021 Tour de France?

Stream all 21 stages of the 2021 Tour de France from start to finish, or watch on-demand on Peacock. Coverage will also be available on NBCSN. Click here for the full broadcast schedule.

How long is the Tour de France 2021?

The 2021 Tour de France is 23 days long. There will be one stage contested per day and two rest days. The first rest day is on July 5 (between stages 9 & 10) and the second will be on July 12 (between stages 15 & 16).

How many riders are in the Tour?

There will be a total of 184 riders. There will be 23 teams with 8 riders per team.

How many stages is the Tour de France?

There are 21 stages: 8 flat, 5 hilly, 6 mountain stages, and 2 individual time trials.

What is the 2021 Tour de France schedule and route?

Stage Terrain Date Start and Finish Distance
1 Hilly Sat. 06/26/2021 BREST > LANDERNEAU* 197.8 km
2 Hilly Sun. 06/27/2021 PERROS-GUIREC > MÛR-DE-BRETAGNE GUERLÉDAN 183.5 km
3 Flat Mon. 06/28/2021 LORIENT > PONTIVY* 182.9 km
4 Flat Tue. 06/29/2021 REDON > FOUGÈRES 150.4 km
5 Individual Time-Trial Wed. 06/30/2021 *CHANGÉ > LAVAL ESPACE MAYENNE 27.2 km
6 Flat Thu. 07/01/2021 TOURS > CHÂTEAUROUX 160.6 km
7 Hilly Fri. 07/02/2021 *VIERZON > LE CREUSOT 249.1 km


Sat. 07/03/2021 OYONNAX > LE GRAND-BORNAND 150.8 km


Sun. 07/04/2021 CLUSES > TIGNES 144.9 km
Rest Day Mon. 07/05/2021 TIGNES
10 Flat Tue. 07/06/2021 ALBERTVILLE > VALENCE 190.7 km


Wed. 07/07/2021 *SORGUES > MALAUCÈNE* 198.9 km
12 Flat Thu. 07/08/2021 SAINT-PAUL-TROIS-CHÂTEAUX > NÎMES 159.4 km
13 Flat Fri. 07/09/2021 NÎMES > CARCASSONNE 219.9 km
14 Hilly Sat. 07/10/2021 CARCASSONNE > QUILLAN* 183.7 km


Sun. 07/11/2021 *CÉRET > ANDORRE-LA-VIEILLE 191.3 km
Rest Day Mon. 07/12/2021 ANDORRE
16 Hilly Tue. 07/13/2021 *PAS DE LA CASE > SAINT-GAUDENS 169 km


Wed. 07/14/2021 MURET > SAINT-LARY-SOULAN COL DU PORTET 178.4 km
18 Mountain Thu. 07/15/2021 PAU > LUZ ARDIDEN 129.7 km
19 Flat Fri. 07/16/2021 MOURENX > LIBOURNE 207 km
20 Individual Time-Trial Sat. 07/17/2021 LIBOURNE > SAINT-EMILION 30.8 km
21 Flat Sun. 07/18/2021 *CHATOU > PARIS CHAMPS-ÉLYSÉES 108.4 km

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How many miles is the 2021 Tour de France?

The route is 3,414 km (approximately 2,121 miles) long.

Previous Tour de France Winners

2020 – Tadej Pogacar

2019 – Egan Bernal

2018 – Geraint Thomas

2017 – Chris Froome

2016 – Chris Froome

2015 – Chris Froome

2014 – Vincenzo Nibali

2013 – Chris Froome

2012 – Bradley Wiggins

2011 – Cadel Evans

2010 – Andy Schleck

Australia’s Jay Vine wins Tour Down Under


ADELAIDE, Australia — Australia’s Jay Vine defended his overnight lead to win the Tour Down Under, the first event of the 2023 World Tour.

Simon Yates of Britain won the final stage and moved up from third to second place on overall standings. Vine came in second on the stage to secure the biggest win of his career in a stage race.

The UAE Team Emirates rider took the overall tour lead when he finished second in Stage 2 and third in Stage 3. He came into the final stage with a 15-second lead on general classification.

The 70-mile stage involved four laps of a 15.5 mile-circuit through the Adelaide Hills before finishing just beyond the summit of Mount Lofty.

Yates led the crucial attack on the ascent less than 1.2 miles from the finish, but Vine jumped onto his wheel and Australian Ben O’Connor also joined in.

O’Connor led out close to the finish line, Vine briefly passed him but Yates came over the top to claim the stage win. Vine retained his overall advantage and claimed the title in his debut appearance in the Tour Down Under.

The 27-year-old made his name in e-Sports before being signed by the UAE team after winning the academy program on the Zwift online platform. He won two stages of the Vuelta a Espana last year and the Australian Time Trial title.

“It’s pretty incredible to be standing here and wearing this jersey,” Vine said. “The way we drove that was first class. My guys were incredible.”

The final stage featured a breakaway of 13 riders but Vine’s UAE teammates led the chase by the peloton and put their rider in a position to contest the win.

Yates again rode an aggressive race but had to be happy with the stage win.

“We came Down Under with a lot of ambition. We put a lot into it and we didn’t come away with the overall but we can walk away pretty happy,” Yates said. “Obviously Jay Vine is a massive talent and the crowd will be happy with a local winner.”

France’s Coquard wins Tour Down Under Stage 4; Vine leads


ADELAIDE, Australia — French cyclist Bryan Coquard won Stage 4 of the Tour Down Under for his first-ever World Tour win, while Australia’s Jay Vine retained the overall tour lead by 15 seconds with one stage remaining.

Coquard is a lightweight sprinter who has had 49 wins in a decade-long career but had never won on the World Tour until he cleared out near the finish to claim the 82-mile stage by a margin of about just over 100 feet.

Vine was among the leading group that shared Coquard’s winning time and who retained his lead on general classification over Britain’s Simon Yates and Germany’s Phil Bauhaus. The race concludes with Stage 5, which ends atop 2,329-foot Mount Lofty.

“It’s a long time that I’ve waited for this win, 10 years,” said Coquard, who rides for the French Cofidis team. “I never really expected and I’m very happy and relieved with this win.”

While the stage was flat and suited sprinters, it had its challenges. Cross-winds and occasional gradients made the stage difficult and confounded some riders.

After an early breakaway by Jonas Rutsch and former tour winner Daryl Impey of South Africa, the peloton broke into two groups with Vine and other tour leaders among the leading group.

The leading group stayed together around the last, sharp bend towards the finish and Coquard bided his time until his late sprint left other riders flat-footed.

“It was pretty stressful,” Vine said. “There was one point there, I thought we were going to have an easy day and I was happy, smiling, waving to families on the side of the road.

“Then, 45 kilometers in it was on and it was on until the end so it was a very hard day. There was a lot more calorie expenditure than I was planning.”