LCI editorial staff – 2021-10-14T07:30:00.000+02:00
No more rumors: the route of the 109th edition of the Tour de France will finally be formalized. This Thursday at 11:30 am, from the Palais des Congrès in Paris, Christian Prudhomme, the boss of the event, must reveal the route of the Great Loop. He will be accompanied by Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark, the two-time winner of the Tour, the Slovenian Tadej Pogacar, and the world champion, the French Julian Alaphilippe.
The only certainty for now: departure and arrival. The first three stages will take place on the Danish side, for the 24th start given outside French borders. This is the first time that Copenhagen will host the big start, the most northerly in the history of the Tour, for a “stopwatch” of 13 kilometers. As is customary, the arrival will take place on July 24, on the Champs-Élysées.
For the rest, the mystery remains. How many arrivals at the top and how many big passes? What part is given to the time trial? What place for sprints and mid-mountain? “There will be a good chance of having to fight in the midst of the gusts”, has already warned Christian Prudhomme. The North, often synonymous with cobblestones, the Vosges with the Planche des Belles Filles, Alpe d’Huez, or even a “stopwatch” in the southwest on the eve of the finish could be there. .
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