The Tour de France 2021 starts from Saturday June 26 to Sunday July 18. This year’s cycling event features 10 new venues and stopover towns marked with an asterisk in the calendar below. In addition, there will be 2 individual time trials in this year’s Tour. See below for more information, including how to watch, steps, the full schedule, and more.
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Key information of the Tour de France 2021
When will the Tour de France 2021 be? What time does coverage start?
The 2021 Tour de France will take place from June 26 to July 18. Coverage of Stage 12 begins at 7 a.m. ET on NBCSN and 7:20 a.m. ET on Peacock. Click here for the start times for the rest of the 2020 Tour de France.
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How to watch the Tour de France 2021?
Show the 21 stages of the Tour de France 2021 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 Tour de France 2021 lasts 23 days. There will be one disputed stage per day and two days off. The first day of rest is July the 5th (between steps 9 and 10) and the second will be on July 12 (between steps 15 and 16).
How many riders are there on the Tour?
There will be a total of 184 runners. There will be 23 teams with 8 riders per team.
How many stages does the Tour de France have?
There are 21 stages: 8 flat stages, 5 hilly stages, 6 mountain stages and 2 individual time trials.
What is the program and route of the Tour de France 2021?
|Step||Ground||Dated||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||Dish||Mon 06/28/2021||LORIENT> PONTIVY *||182.9 km|
|4||Dish||Tue 06/29/2021||REDON> FERNS||150.4 km|
|5||Individual time trial||Wed 06/30/2021||* CHANGED> LAVAL ESPACE MAYENNE||27.2 km|
|6||Dish||Thu 07/01/2021||VISITS> CHÂTEAUROUX||160.6 km|
|7||Hilly||Fri 02/07/2021||* VIERZON> LE CREUSOT||249.1 km|
|Sat 07/03/2021||OYONNAX> LE GRAND BORNAND||150.8 km|
|Sun. 04/07/2021||CLUSES> TIGNES||144.9 km|
|–||Day off||Mon 05/07/2021||TIGNES|
|ten||Dish||Tue 07/06/2021||ALBERTVILLE> VALENCIA||190.7 km|
|Wed 07/07/2021||* SORGUES> MALAUCENE *||198.9 km|
|12||Dish||Thu 07/08/2021||SAINT-PAUL-TROIS-CHÂTEAUX> NÎMES||159.4 km|
|13||Dish||Fri 09/07/2021||NÎMES> CARCASSONNE||219.9 km|
|14||Hilly||Sat 07/10/2021||CARCASSONNE> QUILLAN *||183.7 km|
|Sun. 07/11/2021||* CÉRET> ANDORRA LA VIEILLE||191.3 km|
|–||Day off||Mon 12/07/2021||ANDORRA|
|16||Hilly||Tue 07/13/2021||* NOT FROM THE BOX> SAINT-GAUDENS||169 km|
|Wed 07/14/2021||WALL> SAINT-LARY-SOULAN COL DU PORTET||178.4 km|
|18||Mountain||Thu 07/15/2021||PAU> LUZ ARDIDEN||129.7 km|
|19||Dish||Fri 07/16/2021||MOURENX> LIBOURNE||207 km|
|20||Individual time trial||Sat 07/17/2021||LIBOURNE> SAINT-ÉMILION||30.8 km|
|21||Dish||Sun. 07/18/2121||* CHATOU> PARIS CHAMPS-ÉLYSÉES||108.4 km|
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How many miles does the Tour de France 2021 have?
The route is 3,414 km (approximately 2,121 miles).
The previous winners of the Tour de France
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