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Tour de France 2021: full program, stages, route, duration, TV channel and live broadcast


The Tour de France is back in its usual time of year.

After being moved to the end of August in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic, the summer staple is back to an early late June and late mid-July this year.

While the last year started late, it still included many historically significant moments. Tadej Pogacar won the tour at the age of 21, making him the youngest winner since Henri Cornet in 1904, who won the race at 19. The race also featured the 10th closest finish in 107 years with Pogacar winning just 59 seconds ahead of Primoz Roglic.

Both expect the race to be close again as Pogacar is the No. 2 cyclist in the world and Roglic is at No. 1.

Below you’ll find everything you need to know about the Tour de France 2020, including the schedule, stage details and how to watch the race.

MORE: Watch the Tour de France live with fuboTV (7 day free trial)

2021 Tour de France calendar

The Tour de France will start in Brest on June 26 and will consist of 21 days in total of cycling with two days of mixed rest.

The entire event will air on NBCSN, with the exception of Stage 14, which will air on NBC.

# Dated Length Step Start of coverage (ET)
1 June 26 197.8 km (122.9 mi.) Brest to Landerneau (hilly) 6:00 am
2 June 27 183.5 km (114.0 mi.) Perros-Guirec in Brittany Guerlédan (hilly) 07h00
3 June 28 182.9 km (113.6 mi) Lorient to Pontivy (flat) 7:30
4 June 29 150.4 km (93.5 mi.) Redon in Fougères (main course) 7:30
5 June 30th 27.2 km (16.9 mi) Change to Laval Espace Mayenne (individual time trial) 6.30 a.m.
6 1st of July 160.6 km (99.8 mi) Tours to Châteauroux (flat) 7:30
7 July 2nd 249.1 km (154.8 mi.) Vierzon to Le Creusot (hilly) 7:30
8 July 3 150.8 km (93.7 mi) Oyonnax in Le Grand Bornand (mountain) 7:30
9 4th July 144.9 km (90.0 mi) Cluses to Tignes (mountain) 7:30
Day off July the 5th Tignes N / A
ten July 6 190.7 km (118.5 mi.) Albertville to Valence (flat) 7:30
11 July 7 198.9 km (123.6 mi.) Sorgues in Malaucène (mountain) 6.30 a.m.
12 July 8 159.4 km (99.0 mi) Saint-Paul-Trois-Châteaux in Nîmes (flat) 7:30
13 July 9th 219.9 km (136.6 mi) Nîmes to Carcassonne (flat) 6.30 a.m.
14 July 10 183.7 km (114.1 mi) Carcassonne to Quillan (hilly) 8:00 a.m. (NBC)
15 11 July 191.3 km (118.9 mi) Céret in Andorra-La-Vielille (mountain) 6.30 a.m.
Day off July 12 Andorra N / A
16 July 13 169 km (105.0 mi.) Pas De La Case in Saint-Gaudens (hilly) 7:30
17 July 14th 178.4 km (110.9 mi) Muret at Saint-Lary-Soulan Col Du Portet (mountain) 6.30 a.m.
18 July 15th 129.7 km (80.6 mi) Pau to Luz Ardiden (mountain) 7:30
19 July 16 207 km (128.6 mi) Mourenx to Libourne (flat) 7:30
20 July 17 30.8 km (19.1 mi) Libourne at Saint-Emilion (individual time trial) 7:30
21 July 18 108.4 km (67.4 mi) Chatou in Paris Champs-Elysées (flat) 10:30

Tour de France TV channel, how to broadcast live

  • TV channel: NBCSN
  • Direct: NBCSports | Peacock | fuboTV

The entire Tour de France will be carried by NBCSN, with the exception of the 14th stage, scheduled for July 10, which will be broadcast on NBC.

Fans of the race can tune into Peacock earlier each day for extensive coverage of the various stages.

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Map of the Tour de France route

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What are the stages of the Tour de France?

# Dated Length Step Winner
1 June 26 197.8 km (122.9 mi.) Brest to Landerneau (hilly)
2 June 27 183.5 km (114.0 mi.) Perros-Guirec in Brittany Guerlédan (hilly)
3 June 28 182.9 km (113.6 mi) Lorient to Pontivy (flat)
4 June 29 150.4 km (93.5 mi.) Redon in Fougères (main course)
5 June 30th 27.2 km (16.9 mi) Change to Laval Espace Mayenne (individual time trial)
6 1st of July 160.6 km (99.8 mi) Tours to Châteauroux (flat)
7 July 2nd 249.1 km (154.8 mi.) Vierzon to Le Creusot (hilly)
8 July 3 150.8 km (93.7 mi) Oyonnax in Le Grand Bornand (mountain)
9 4th July 144.9 km (90.0 mi) Cluses to Tignes (mountain)
Day off July the 5th Tignes N / A
ten July 6 190.7 km (118.5 mi.) Albertville to Valence (flat)
11 July 7 198.9 km (123.6 mi.) Sorgues in Malaucène (mountain)
12 July 8 159.4 km (99.0 mi) Saint-Paul-Trois-Châteaux in Nîmes (flat)
13 July 9th 219.9 km (136.6 mi) Nîmes to Carcassonne (flat)
14 July 10 183.7 km (114.1 mi) Carcassonne to Quillan (hilly)
15 11 July 191.3 km (118.9 mi) Céret in Andorra-La-Vielille (mountain)
Day off July 12 Andorra N / A
16 July 13 169 km (105.0 mi.) Pas De La Case in Saint-Gaudens (hilly)
17 July 14th 178.4 km (110.9 mi) Muret at Saint-Lary-Soulan Col Du Portet (mountain)
18 July 15th 129.7 km (80.6 mi) Pau to Luz Ardiden (mountain)
19 July 16 207 km (128.6 mi) Mourenx to Libourne (flat)
20 July 17 30.8 km (19.1 mi) Libourne at Saint-Emilion (individual time trial)
21 July 18 108.4 km (67.4 mi) Chatou in Paris Champs-Elysées (flat)

How many kilometers does the Tour de France cover?

The Tour de France will cover 3,414.4 kilometers, or 2,121.6 miles over the 21 days of cycling. Last year’s race was 3,482.2 kilometers, or 2,163.7 miles. There will be eight flat stages, five hill stages, six mountain stages and two individual time trials. Of the six mountain stages, there will be three summit finishes.

The 2021 Tour de France teams

This year there are 23 teams with eight riders in each team for a total of 184 cyclists in total in the 2021 field. The Movistar team has dominated the Tour de France team standings in recent times, having won three years in a row and in five of the last six races.

Team Country
AG2R Citroën team France
Astana – Premier Tech Kazakhstan
Victorious Bahrain Bahrain
Bora – Hansgrohe Germany
Cofidis France
Deceuninck – Quick-Step Belgium
EF Education – Nippo United States
Groupama – FDJ France
Ineos Grenadiers Britain
Intermarché – Wanty – Gobert Matériaux Belgium
Israel Start-Up Nation Israel
Jumbo – Visma Netherlands
Soudal Loto Belgium
Movistar team Spain
Team BikeExchange Australia
DSM team Germany
Qhubeka Assos team South Africa
Trek – Segafredo United States
United Arab Emirates Team United Arab Emirates

The former winners of the Tour de France

The field this year will have a number of former champions hoping to win. Tadej Pogacar returns to racing in hopes of sustaining his back-to-back wins, while quadruple champion Chris Froome (2013, 2015, 2016, 2017), 2014 winner Vincenzo Nibali and 2018 champion Geraint Thomas hope to add another victory to their CV. If Froome wins, he would be the fifth rider to win the title for the fifth time. Jacques Anquetil, Eddy Merckx, Bernard Hinault and Miguel Indurain are the only riders to have won the Tour de France five times.

Year Winner Nationality
2020 Tadej Pogacar Slovenia
2019 Egan Bernal Colombia
2018 Gerard thomas Wales
2017 Chris Froome England
2016 Chris Froome England
2015 Chris Froome England
2014 Vincenzo Nibali Italy
2013 Chris Froome England
2012 Bradley Wiggins England
2011 Cadel evans Australia
2010 Andy Schleck * Luxembourg
2009 Alberto Contador Spain
2008 Carlos sastre Spain
2007 Alberto Contador Spain
2006 Oscar Pereiro ** Spain
2005 Lance Armstrong *** United States
2004 Lance Armstrong *** United States
2003 Lance Armstrong *** United States
2002 Lance Armstrong *** United States
2001 Lance Armstrong *** United States
2000 Lance Armstrong *** United States
1999 Lance Armstrong *** United States
1998 Marco pantani Italy

* Aberto Contadro won the race, but later failed a drug test

** Floyd Landis won the race, but failed a drug test later

*** Lance Armstrong lost all his titles to doping. No winner was named in his place.





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