The Palais des Congrès in Paris returns to the Tour de France. While the route of the 2021 edition, last year, was unveiled on TV because of the covid, the cycling world is back in the hall for the traditional ceremony.
Christian Prudhomme will speak at 12:45 in front of an audience of runners, including Tadej Pogacar, Julian Alaphilippe and Mark Cavendish to unveil the program that awaits them next summer.
Some information has already leaked. Postponed for a year because of the health crisis, Copenhagen will welcome the Grande Boucle for the first time in its history. The first three stages will take place in Denmark.
The peloton will also pass through Belgium. If an arrival in Tournai had been mentioned, it is ultimately Binche who should receive this honor.
The race will also make a detour via the cobblestones of the North, the Belles Filles board and Alpe d’Huez.
“It’s shaping up to be good. Even the cobblestones, yes, it’s a challenge that excites me, a new kind of cycling that I’ve never experienced before. I can’t wait to experience it.” , reacted Tadej Pogacar, the outgoing winner, in the newspaper L’Equipe.
Note that at noon, Marion Rousse will unveil the route of the first edition of the Women’s Tour de France for eight days of racing which will start on July 24, the day of the arrival of the men’s edition.
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