The Tour de France 2021 is Here!

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This Saturday 26th June kicks off the 108th edition of the Tour de France 2021. This time, the Grand Départ will be from the Brittany region, starting in Brest and finishing in Landerneau for this first stage. A total of 197.8 kilometers stage will pass through such beautiful towns as Quimper and Locronan. However, despite the beauty of the landscape, for the riders, this will not be a relaxed first stage, as the start will be a hilly one.

The present edition of the Tour de France will have 21 stages with a total distance of 3.414,4 Km, in which riders will tour 9 regions and 31 departments. The final stage ending in Paris Champs Élysées will take place on July 18. 

Last Depart from Brittany in 2008

This is considered the return of the most long-awaited official start of the Tour de France since the beginning of the tournament. This edition is the seventh time that the Tour de France will start from the Brittany region, after the editions of 1952, 1964, 1974, 1985, 1995 and 2008. 

From this mythical and festive land of cycling Grand Depart, the riders will be 4 stages touring the Brittany Region, ending in the stage 4, the shortest one, without any particular difficulties. The spotlight will be on Ille-et-Vilaine, from Redon in the south to Fougères, ending with a sprint near Fougères castle.

Tour de France 21 Stages Map


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The Favorites 

In this edition of the Tour de France, there are three big favorites to win the yellow maillot in Paris.

On one side, the two Slovenian Tadej Pogačar and Primož Roglič. The riders were first and second respectively in the last Tour de France 2020. 

Tadej Pogačar, UAE Team EMIRATES, is the maximum favorite. He won the 2020 edition and will defend the title at all costs.

Roglič, in the JUMBO-VISMA team, missed out on the title last year, although he won the Vuelta a España in the end. He comes strong and with a very high level.

In third place is the Ecuadorian Richard Carapaz, INEOS team, who has a Giro d’Italia to his name. He was a tough rival for Roglič in the last Vuelta a España.  Carapaz is co-leader of the INEOS Grenadiers. This is the team that has been dominating the Tour de France in the past decade.

Who will be the owner of the Yellow maillot in this edition of the Tour de France?

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