2020 Tour de France

The 107th edition of the Tour de France was set to depart from Nice on the 27th of June 2020. Due to the impact of COVID-19, the start date has been moved to 29th of August 2020. From Nice the riders will travel in an anti-clockwise direction, taking in the regions of Provence, Cevennes, Pyrenees, Atlantic Coast, Massif Central and of course the Alps. As is tradition the race will finish in Paris after 21 stages of racing is complete.

Tour de France 2020

2020 Tour de France overview

Riders depart for the 107th edition of the Tour de France from the beautiful city of Nice. The Côte d’Azur city will host no less than three stages which will see the riders take on the looming alpine climbs straight from the get go. No doubt these first stages will provide for some spectacular images.

Key Stages

It can be hard to predict which stages will play a decisive role in throwing up a winner. The stages listed below are certainly ones which may prove to be pivotal for those riders fighting for the final yellow jersey.

  • Stage 2: Nice – Haute Pays – Nice. This stage will see riders tackle the Col de la Colmaine, Col du Turini and Col d’Eze. With over 4000m of climbing alone this stage the fight for the yellow jersey is sure to open up early.
  • Stage 8: Cazeras to Loudenvielle. Riders will take on 3 categorised climbs in the Haute Pyrenees including the infamous Col de Peyresourde.
  • Stage 13: Châtel-Guyon to Puy Mary. Four categorised climbs through the Massif Central and over 4000m of climbing on this stage. The summit finish to the Pas de Peyrol.
  • Stage 15: Lyon to Grand Colombier: The stage before the final rest day sees the riders climb the Grand Colombier no less than 3 times.
  • Stage 17: Grenoble to Méribel Col de la Loze. The summit finish on the Col de la Loze will see riders tackle gradients well over 20%.
  • Stage 18: Meribel to La-Roche-sur-Furon. Four categorised climbs and over 4000m of climbing. This stage will no doubt be decisive
  • Stage 20: Lure to La Planche des Belle Filles. The penultimate stage plays host to an individual time trial. 36kms in length and finishing on the summit of la Planche des Belle Filles.

For more information on the 2020 Tour route click here.

2013 TDF peloton riding the climb of Alpe d'Huez

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