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

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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
8  

Mountain

Sat. 07/03/2021 OYONNAX > LE GRAND-BORNAND 150.8 km
9  

Mountain

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
11  

Mountain

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
15  

Mountain

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
17  

Mountain

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

Giro d’Italia to start on former railway line in Abruzzo

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L’AQUILA, Italy — The 2023 edition of the Giro d’Italia will start with an individual time trial on a coastal cycle path that has been recreated from a former railway line in the region of Abruzzo.

At a ceremony in the Abruzzo capital of L’Aquila, race organizers announced that the Grand Tour will run from May 6-28 and begin with an 18.4-kilometer (11.4-mile) time trial on the Adriatic coast.

Almost the entire time trial will be on the spectacular Costa dei Trabocchi cycle path that hugs the coast line before a short climb to the finish in Ortona.

“I am excited at the idea of the Grande Partenza (Big Start) of the Giro in Abruzzo . It is a dream come true, especially with regard to the prologue on the Costa dei Trabocchi,” said Trek-Segafredo cyclist Dario Cataldo, who is from the region.

“I well remember that when the cycle path project was born and I saw the first tracks, I imagined the beauty of a Giro d’Italia passing along the route. It looked perfect.”

Stage 2 is a 204-kilometer (127-mile) leg from Teramo to San Salvo that is hilly in the first part but expected to end in a bunch sprint.

Stage 3 will also start in the Abruzzo region, in Vasto, but it will then head south and will be detailed when the full route is revealed on Oct. 17 in Milan.

The Giro will also return to the region for Stage 7, a daunting climb on the Gran Sasso d’Italia to Campo Imperatore. The high mountain stage, on May 12, will be the edition’s first finish above 2,000 meters.

Australian Jai Hindley won this year’s Giro.

Norway takes gold-medal lead at world road cycling titles

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WOLLONGONG, Australia – Soren Waerenskjold repeated Norway’s gold medal success at the world road cycling championships a day after Tobias Foss finished first in the elite men’s time trial.

Waerenskjold won the men’s under-23 time trial on the second day of the championships with a dominant performance. He clocked 34 minutes, 13.40 seconds over the 28.8-kilometer course to beat Belgian Alec Segaert by 16.34 seconds.

British rider Leo Hayter, the younger brother of elite rider Ethan Hayter, was 24.16 seconds off the pace for the bronze medal.

Foss beat a strong field to win the elite time trial, the biggest win of his career.

Norway has two gold medals, while Dutch ace Ellen van Dijk beat Australian Grace Brown to take out the women’ elite time trial.

The mixed relay time trial is set for Wednesday. The championships conclude on the weekend with the women’s road race on Saturday and the men’s on Sunday.