Edition 108 of the Tour de France starts on Friday 2 July 2021 in Copenhagen, Denmark, to finish on Sunday the 25th in Paris. The first three stages are played out in Denmark before the race continues in France on Tuesday the 6th of July.
The 2021 Tour de France kicks into gear with a flat individual time trial in Kopenhagen. Although featuring some sharp turns, the course suits specialist who can push a big gear.
At 199 kilometres, the 2nd stage is a coastal ride between Rosskilde and Nyborg. The first half of the race takes in three short climbs in quick succession – Côte d’Asnæs Indelukke, Côte d’Høve Stræde and Côte de Karup Strandbakke -, while the Storebælbro with 16 kilometres out is not entirely flat either. Still, a bunch sprint is next to certain.
Same goes for stage 3. The 182 kilometres route travels from Vejle to Sønderborg. Slightly more undulating, but the highest point of the day says it all. Côte de Genner Strand peaks out at 57 metres – so yes, this one should be for fast finishers also.
Reportedly, the 2021 Tour de France will feature as race through the Vosges Mountains with a summit finish at La Planche des Belles Filles. The Col de Bramont (7.9 kilometres at 4.1%) and Grand Ballon (12 kilometres at 7.1%) are said to serve as intermediate climb before the final haul up brings 5.9 kilometres at 8.5% to the table.
Look underneath this scheme for route maps and elevation profiles.
Tour de France 2021 stages
|2||sa 3-7||Roskilde – Nyborg||199||flat|
|3||su 3-7||Veijle – Sønderborg||182||flat|
|mo 5-7||rest day|
|mo 12-7||rest day|
|mo 19-7||rest day|
Tour de France 2021: routes, profiles, more
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