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  • Added: monday 02 November 2020 at 22:35:00

    The Tour de France 2021 race route has been presented: a Tour with less climbing but more transfers

    The Tour de France 2021 race route has been presented: a Tour with less climbing but more transfersIt's been almost a month since you progressively discovered it through the rumours, but last night during a TV show dedicated to the Tour de France 2021 race route it has been officially presented. And it turns out that what already started to become clear in the rumours indeed becomes truth. Indeed, this Tour will be more classical, less mountaineous but filled up with quite important transfers between the stages!

    Let's now have a look at all this more in detail.

    The little details of the Tour de France 2021 race route: from Brest to Paris for the 108th edition

    The Tour de France 2021 in numbers

    First of all, as usual, let's have a look at the statistics to present this new edition of the ...

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    this article appears in the following categories: Tour de France| Tour de France 2021
  • Added: sunday 01 November 2020 at 12:02:00

    Tour de France 2021: the rumours about the race route and the stage cities

    Tour de France 2021: the rumours about the race route and the stage cities

    initially published on 7 October at 11.20PM, updated on 8 October at 9.26AM, on 9 October at 6PM, on 13 October at 11.23PM, on 14 October at 9.21PM, on 17 October at 2.04AM, on 20 October at 10.06PM, on 21 October at 10.13PM, on 22 October at 11.02PM, on 25 October at 9.50PM, on 26 October at 10AM, on 27 October at 10.24AM and at 6.40PM, on 28 October at 8.27AM and at 12.11PM, on 29 October at 9.30PM, on 30 October at 11.52PM and on 1 November at 12.02PM

    Is it possible that Amaury Sport Organisation (A.S.O.), the organisor of the Tour de France, really does everything to prevent me from finding the Tour de France 2021 race route based on the rumours? Going as far as organising the Tour de France 2020 in September right in the middle of the usual timespan in which the race route starts to build up in the publication which is now usual on velowire.com where you can find the rumours about next year's Tour de France race route since 2007?

    Going as far
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    this article appears in the following categories: Tour de France| Tour de France 2021
  • Added: tuesday 25 August 2020 at 2:19:00

    The Tour de France 2020 race route on Open Street Maps and in Google Earth, stage profiles and time- and route schedules

    The Tour de France 2020 race route on Open Street Maps and in Google Earth, stage profiles and time- and route schedulesAs usual, velowire.com allows you to discover in detail the race route of this 107th edition of the Grande Boucle - an edition which is a bit particular in the current context related to the health crisis around the coronavirus / Covid-19, starting of course with the dates on which it takes place - on Open Street Maps/Google Earth now we're getting closer to the start of the Tour de France 2020.

    With the informations in this article you'll get to know all the details, all cities and towns which are visited by the Tour and in this way you can either prepare your visit of the race if you're one of the many (but most probably lot less this year than usual) spectators on the side of the road, or simply to better understand the race if you're not there!

    A little bit of initial information ...

    Some first pr ...

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    this article appears in the following categories: Tour de France| Tour de France 2020| Open Street Maps/Google Maps/Google Earth
  • Added: monday 10 August 2020 at 17:50:00

    The Grand Départ of the Tour de France 2021 will take place in Brittany, avec les premiers coups de pédale à Brest !

    The Grand Départ of the Tour de France 2021 will take place in Brittany, avec les premiers coups de pédale à Brest !A follow-up of date changes following the health crisis linked to the Covid-19 pandemic led to a change in the place where the Grand Départ of the Tour de France 2021 will take place. Next year, the Tour de France will thus not start in Copenhagen in Denmark as initially planned (being prepared since June 2016 and officially announced in February 2019) but in Brittany. The first kilometers of this 108th edition of the Grande Boucle will take place in Brest in the Finistère department.

    The date changes which prevent the Tour to start in Copenhagen in 2021

    The coronavirus thus came to bother the plans of Amaury Sport Organisation (A.S.O., the organ ...

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    this article appears in the following categories: Tour de France| Tour de France 2021| Olympic Games
  • Added: tuesday 14 April 2020 at 12:41:00

    Coronavirus: the Tour de France 2020 to be rescheduled, but when? - from 29 August till 20 September

    Coronavirus: the Tour de France 2020 to be rescheduled, but when? - from 29 August till 20 SeptemberIt was more and more likely over the past few weeks, but after the announcements made by Emmanuel Macron in his speech last night, it has become mandatory to cancel the Tour de France 2020 at its initial dates, which were from Saturday 27 June 2020 till Sunday 19 July 2020.

    Cancelation at these dates, but maybe followed by a rescheduled edition? Let's have a look in detail at the different aspects around rescheduling the event!

    Why should the Tour de France 2020 be rescheduled?

    Several answers to this question!

    First of all because the initial dates won't work anymore. The Tour de France 2020 was planned to have its Grand Départ in Nice on Saturday 27 June 2020, preceded by the usual programme of pre-race operations starting on Wednesday 24 June 2020 with the opening of the Perma ...

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    this article appears in the following categories: Tour de France| Tour de France 2020
  • Added: saturday 07 March 2020 at 23:25:00

    The Paris-Nice 2020 race route on Open Street Maps and in Google Earth, stage profiles and time- and route schedules

    The Paris-Nice 2020 race route on Open Street Maps and in Google Earth, stage profiles and time- and route schedulesWhile the French cycling season is starting up again in March (after some first races in February) Paris-Nice or "the race to the sun" is on the programme starting this Sunday 8 and going on until Sunday 15 March 2020. 8 stages, including one individual time trial halfway the week, will bring the 136 riders of 17 teams from Plaisir to Nice in about 1220 kilometers traveling all the way from Paris down to the south of France.

    As usual, velowire.com allows you to discover the race route on extremely detailed maps, based on Open Street Maps but also available for download in Google Earth, so you can do - if you want to - a virtual fly-over on one or several stages of Paris-Nice 2020.


    The organisation of Paris-Nice is a bit disturbed this year due to the COVID19 / coronavirus health situation. Therefore, several mesures will be taken in order to limit the propagation risk of the virus related to the race. For ...

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    this article appears in the following categories: Paris-Nice| Paris-Nice 2020| Open Street Maps/Google Maps/Google Earth
  • Added: monday 14 October 2019 at 18:20:00

    Tour de France 2020: the rumours on the race route and the start and finish cities!

    Tour de France 2020: the rumours on the race route and the start and finish cities!this article has not been translated in English and will probably not be; you can read it below in French

    article publié initialement le 15 septembre 2019 à 17h41, mis à jour le 15 septembre à 20h56, le 16 septembre à 10h03 et à 19h06, le 18 septembre à 21h04, le 20 septembre à 17h37, le 22 septembre à 23h20, le 24 septembre à 11h00, à 12h18 et à 18h11, le 30 septembre à 23h03, le 1er octobre à 17h05, le 3 octobre à 11h11 et à 12h46, le 7 octobre à 11h18 et à 19h50, le 8 octobre à 22h50, le 9 octobre à 22h54, le 12 octobre à 19h09 et le 14 octobre à 13h05 et à 18h20

    Alors que l'annonce officielle n'aura lieu que le mardi 15 octobre prochain au Palais des Congrès à Paris, événement au cours duquel Christian Prudhomme présentera les villes départ et arrivée, les difficultés et les grandes lignes du parcours, vous avez l'habitude de retrouver ici en septembre/octobre les premières rumeurs sur le parcours du ...

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    this article appears in the following categories: Tour de France| Tour de France 2020
  • Added: saturday 05 October 2019 at 20:58:00

    The Grand Départ of the Tour de France 2020 in detail: the 2 first stages on Open Street Maps with a main role for Nice

    The Grand Départ of the Tour de France 2020 in detail: the 2 first stages on Open Street Maps with a main role for NiceWhile the full Tour de France 2020 race route will only be announced on 15 October and even though this website already provides you loads of informations about the Tour de France 2020 race route based on rumours, velowire.com now exclusively allows you to discover in detail the two stages which make up the Grand Départ of the 107th Tour de France in Nice, in detail on Open Street Maps.

    The Grand Départ of the Tour de France 2020 in Nice - the detailed race route of the two first stages

    The programme of the Grand Départ of the Tour de France 2020 starts right from Wednesday 24 June 2020 when the permanence and press center open in the P ...

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    this article appears in the following categories: Tour de France| Tour de France 2020
  • Added: saturday 24 August 2019 at 22:56:00

    The Tour Poitou-Charentes en Nouvelle-Aquitaine 2019 race route on Open Street Maps/Google Earth, stage profiles and time- and route schedules

    The Tour Poitou-Charentes en Nouvelle-Aquitaine 2019 race route on Open Street Maps/Google Earth, stage profiles and time- and route schedulesThis Tuesday the 33rd Tour Poitou-Charentes en Nouvelle-Aquitaine will start in Niort. 5 stages in 4 days (of which one time trial on Thursday afternoon, after a short stage in line in the morning) for a total of about 660 kilometers will be waiting for the riders on the routes of the former Poitou-Charentes region!

    Let's discover in detail the routes they'll take in this article, with the detailed maps developed by velowire.com for the race organisor and for this article :).

    The Tour Poitou-Charentes 2019 en Nouvelle-Aquitaine race route on Open Street Maps

    1/ Tuesday 27 August 2019 - Niort > Rochefort-sur-Mer - 188.9 km

    The first stage of this "TPC" will start at the Acclameur, concert and conference hall, in Niort. After the start the riders will first go off north until Château-Bourdin before going back down south turning around Niort on the west s ...

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    this article appears in the following categories: Tour Poitou-Charentes| Open Street Maps/Google Maps/Google Earth
  • Added: friday 05 July 2019 at 1:58:01

    The participants list of the Tour de France 2019 and their bib numbers

    The participants list of the Tour de France 2019 and their bib numbersThis Thursday, 22 teams of the Tour de France 2019 have been presented to the Brussels public on the Grand-Place in the capital of Belgium.

    There will be no less than 30 nationalities at the start of this 106th edition of the Grande Boucle, for a total of 176 riders (8 per team).


    France is the best represented country, with a total of 34 riders at the start (19%), followed by Belgium with 21 riders and Italy with 15 riders. The top 5 is completed by Spain with 11 riders and ex aequo for Germany and The Netherlands with each 11 riders.

    Kazakhstan, Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Costa Rica, Argentinia, Russia, Latvia and Erythrea are the less well represented countries, with each only one rider in the peloton of the Tour.

    Hereunder you'll find the complete list of participating riders for t ...

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    this article appears in the following categories: Tour de France| Tour de France 2019
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