December 1, 2023

Tour de France 2021: stage-by-stage guide

Stage one, Saturday 26 June, Brest – Landerneau 197.8km

The Tour opens with a circle through France’s cycling heartland, home to legends of the past, for example, the five-times victor Bernard Hinault, and present-day wannabes like Warren Barguil. A sloping course ventures out south to Quimper then, at that point restores north to complete near the beginning, up a precarious two-mile climb customized for France’s greatest current star, Julian Alaphilippe, who will be under serious strain to convey the stage win and yellow pullover. With more short risings moving toward the completion crashes are inescapable as the field battles for position before the end slope.

Stage two, Sunday 27 June, Perros-Guirec – Mûr-de-Bretagne 183.5km

All the more little trips for a first reshuffle of the general competitors. Again it’s Alaphilippe’s supported landscape – another short, more extreme rising to the completion – yet the Mur is handled twice, the first run through with 17km to go. Another most loved will be the Dutchman Mathieu van der Poel, cycling’s most energizing ability, who is making his Tour debut. The challenge to be at the front for the ascension is pretty much as overwhelming as the actual rising; an accident or cut will be expensive. Prior, the race visits Hinault’s old favorite spot of Saint-Brieuc, and the Badger would have savored this completion.

Stage three, Monday 28 June, Lorient – Pontivy 182.9km

The principal routine stage, with more gestures to Brittany’s cycling over a significant time span. The beginning near Barguil’s old neighborhood of Hennebont will draw a lot of “Wawa” fans, and the course ventures out down the coast to Carnac of stone line popularity, then, at that point passes Plumelec and the Cadoudal slope, a commended nearby race scene. A pack run finish looks unavoidable; Mark Cavendish gets back to the Tour with Deceuninck-QuickStep after Sam Bennett was precluded through injury, with Australia’s Caleb Ewan a major opponent for stage wins and top pick for the green pullover.

Stage four, Tuesday 29 June, Redon – Fougères 150.4km

The race adventures towards Normandy however stops barely shy of the boundary at another town with cycling history, home of the late Albert Bouvet, the amazing “Bulldog”, who turned into a backbone of the gathering that sorts out the Tour. At this point the every day example will have been set: an early break of a modest bunch of riders from the lesser French groups, gathered up on schedule for a pack run finish. Alongside Ewan, different top choices incorporate the evergreen Peter Sagan, France’s Arnaud Démare, Tim Merlier of Belgium, the Norwegian Alexandr Kristoff and maybe the Frenchman Nacer Bouhanni.Stage five, Wednesday 30 June, singular time preliminary, Changé – Laval 27.2km

A first legitimate sort-out with a period preliminary long enough to make holes however short enough that they shouldn’t be conclusive. It’s an exemplary moving course, moving from the beginning and again towards the completion, an underlying opportunity to survey 2021 victor Tadej Pogacar, second place Primoz Roglic, and 2018 champ Geraint Thomas, while adequately short to suit Alaphilippe. It likewise suits experts, for example, Belgian Victor Campenaerts and Swiss rider Stefan Küng. This stage is in the Mayenne, home turf of Küng’s FDJ director Marc Madiot, so he understands what he needs to do: win.

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