After a long wait, the 2021 Tour de France is being held between June 26 and July 18, with the first stage kicking off at Brest in Brittany, France.

There are 21 stages and the 2021 Tour de France is likely to see 20 to 22 teams competing with eight riders in each team. Because the promoters hoped to finish the race before the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, which were rescheduled because of the COVID-19 epidemic, the race was scheduled earlier than usual.

The race has eight flat stages, five hilly stages and six mountain stages, including the three summit finishes, covering a total distance of 3,417 km. Organisers decided to kick off the race in Brest this year since the original Gran Départ from Copenhagen is not possible due to the ongoing pandemic and has been pushed back to 2022.

The Tour de France can be live-streamed in India on Eurosport as it joined hands with the Global Cycling Network to broadcast the entire race. Viewers can alternatively use VPNs to live stream the race on other streaming platforms and online network TVs.

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2021 Tour de France schedule, route and terrain

Stage 1: June 26 | Brest – Landerneau | 187 km | Hills

Stage 2: June 27 | Perros-Guirec – Mûr-de-Bretagne | 182 km | Hills

Stage 3: June 28 | Lorient – Pontivy | 182 km | Flat

Stage 4: June 29 | Redon – Fougères | 152 km | Flat

Stage 5: June 30 | Changé – Laval | 27 km | Individual Time Trials

Stage 6: July 1 | Tours – Châteauroux | 144 km | Flat

Stage 7: July 2 | Vierzon – Le Creusot | 248 km | Hills

Stage 8: July 3 | Oyonnax – Le Grand Bornand | 151 km | Mountains

Stage 9: July 4 | Cluses – Tignes | 145 kms | Mountains

July 5 – Rest day

Stage 10: July 6 | Albertville – Valence | 186 kms | Flat

Stage 11: July 7 | Sorgues – Malaucène | 199 kms | Mountain

Stage 12: July 8 | Saint-Paul-Trois-Chateaux – Nîmes | 161 kms | Flat

Stage 13: July 9 | Nîmes – Carcassonne | 220 kms | Flat

Stage 14: July 10 | Carcassonne – Quillan | 184 kms | Hills

Stage 15: July 11 | Céret – Andorra la Vella | 192 kms | Mountains

JULY 12 – Rest day

Stage 16: July 13 | Pas de Case – Saint-Gaudins | 169 kms | Hills

Stage 17: July 14 | Muret – Col du Portet | 178 kms | Mountains

Stage 18: July 15 | Pau – Luz-Ardiden | 130 kms | Mountains

Stage 19: July 16 | Mourenx – Libourne | 203 kms | Flat

Stage 20: July 17 | Libourne – Saint-Émilion | 31 kms | Individual Time Trials

Stage 21: July 18 | Chatou – Paris | 112 kms | Flat



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