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This year, and for the first time, Le Tour de France et his main partner LCL give pride to the Yellow Jersey trough a contest between the eight stage-cities of 2021 Grand Départ Bretagne.

Stage Type Date Start and Finish Distance Details
1 Hilly Sat 06/26/2021 Brest > Landerneau 198 km Stage 1
2 Hilly Sun 06/27/2021 Perros-Guirec > Mûr-de-Bretagne Guerlédan 183.5 km Stage 2
3 Flat Mon 06/28/2021 Lorient > Pontivy 183 km Stage 3
4 Flat Tue 06/29/2021 Redon > Fougères 150.5 km Stage 4
5 Individual time-trial Wed 06/30/2021 Changé > Laval Espace Mayenne 27.2 km Stage 5
6 Flat Thu 07/01/2021 Tours > Châteauroux 161 km Stage 6
7 Hilly Fri 07/02/2021 Vierzon > Le Creusot 249.5 km Stage 7
8 Mountain Sat 07/03/2021 Oyonnax > Le Grand-Bornand 151 km Stage 8
9 Mountain Sun 07/04/2021 Cluses > Tignes 145 km Stage 9
- Rest Day Mon 07/05/2021 Tignes Rest 1

MAP

France and Principality of Andorra will be on the menu of the 108th edition of the Tour. In France, 9 regions and 31 departments will be visited.

STAGES

  • 8 flat stages
  • 5 hilly stages
  • 6 mountain stages with 3 finishes at altitude (Tignes, Saint-Lary-Soulan col du Portet, Luz Ardiden)
  • 2 individual time-trial stages
  • 2 rest days
  • Stage 8 Vierzon > Le Creusot, 248 kms, will be the longest of the Tour since 2000 (Belfort > Troyes, 254,5 kms)

TIME-TRIAL

In 2021, there will be two individual timetrial stages which hadn’t occurred since 2017. Their total distance will be 58 kms, 27 kms between Changé and Laval Espace Mayenne on stage 5 and 31 kms between Libourne and Saint-Émilion on the occasion of stage 20.

NOVELTIES

10 new stage cities or sites sites will appear on the map of the 2021 Tour on a total of 39:

  • Landerneau (finish stage 1)
  • Pontivy (finish stage 3)
  • Changé (start stage 5)
  • Vierzon (start stage 7)
  • Sorgues (start stage 11)
  • Malaucène (finish stage 11)
  • Quillan (finish stage 14)
  • Céret (start stage 15)
  • Pas de la Case (start stage 16)
  • Chatou (start stage 21)

MOUNTAIN RANGES

The Armorican mountains will get the ball rolling as soon as the Grand Départ in Brittany. Will then follow: the Massif Central, the Alps and the Pyrenees.
There will also be a first ever climb in the Morvan, le Signal d’Uchon.

BONUS SECONDS

They will distributed at the finish of each normal stage allowing the first three riders to gain 10, 6 and 4 seconds.

BONUS POINTS

They will be given at the summits of the 6 following climbs situated at strategic places of the course and will allow the first three riders to gain 8, 5 and 2 seconds (under the approval of the
Union cycliste internationale).

  • Stage 2: Mûr-de-Bretagne, first passage
  • Stage 7: Signal d’Uchon
  • Stage 8: Col de la Colombière
  • Stage 11: Mont Ventoux, second passage
  • Stage 14: Col de Saint-Louis
  • Stage 15: Col de Beixalis

These bonus points will have no incidence on the points classification.

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