The Tour de France visited Tours for the last time in 2013. Marcel Kittel sprinted to triumph in stage 12 before the yellow caravan left the town the next day for a race to Saint-Amand-Montrond. Echelons ripped the peloton apart that day before Mark Cavendish sprinted to victory in Julian Alaphilippe’s birthplace.
Châteauroux has not seen the Tour de France since 2011, when Cavendish succeeded himself with a sprint victory. The Briton also won a Châteauroux sprint in 2008, while Mario Cipollini took the spoils in 1998. A bunch sprint is on the cards in 2021 also.
Gérard Depardieu was born in Châteauroux, although his popularity in France is on the wane since he was granted citizenship in Russia.
The first three riders on the line gain time bonuses of 10, 6 and 4 seconds.
Another interesting read: results 6th stage 2021 Tour de France.
Tour de France 2021 stage 6: routes, profiles, more
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