Edition 108 of the Tour de France is scheduled to start in Best, Brittany, on 26 June 2021 to finish on Sunday 18 July in Paris. The first four stages are all played out in Brittany.
The 2021 Tour de France was supposed to start in Copenhagen, but the Grand Départ in Denmark will be postponed until 2022.
Reportedly, next year’s Grande Boucle will feature a 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.
Tour de France 2022
Denmark will host three stages in 2022. Probably, the race kicks into gear with a flat individual time trial in Copenhagen. Although featuring some sharp turns, the course suits specialist who can push a big gear.
At 199 kilometres, the 2nd stage would be 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.
Tour de France 2022: routes, profiles, more
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