Tour de France 2021 Favourites stage 1: Alaphilippe for first maillot jaune

Julian Alaphilippe 2020 - Tour de France 2021 Favourites stage 1:The Tour de France kicks off with a race for punchers. Alaphilippe could send the French into ecstasies by winning the first yellow jersey. But the likes of Van Aert and Van der Poel will also be eyeing their chances...

And let’s not forget about Sagan, Matthews and Hirschi…

The race comes down to the last 3 kilometres. Without a doubt, the breakaway will be reeled in by then and the big names should come to the fore. Men with dynamite legs, but definitely not the pure sprinters. The finale is too hard for those type of riders.

First, the road goes up at 9.4% for 500 metres before the following 500 metres still rise 8.2%. The route levels out a bit to 6.2%, after which the next kilometre rises at 4%. The last 500 metres are a false flat.

Obviously, the start list is not yet confirmed and it remains to be seen who is on form this summer, so we will update this article later.

Favourites 1st stage 2021 Tour de France

*** Mathieu van der Poel, Wout van Aert, Julian Alaphilippe
** Peter Sagan, Michael Matthews, Marc Hirschi
* Michael Woods, Greg Van Avermaet, Iván García, Benoît Cosnefroy

Other interesting reads:
route 1st stage
provisional start list Tour de France 2021

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