News | Tour de France • November 2, 2020
Pogačar reflects on 2021 Tour de France route
Reigning champion upbeat about new course
The route for the 2021 Tour de France was unveiled on Sunday night by Race Director, Christian Prudhomme, where he announced an overview of the route for the Grand Boucle which will run from 26 June – July 18.
The race departs from Brittany before crossing over to the Alps and moving down to the Pyrenees and finally, climbing north to the finish in Paris.
Tadej Pogačar reflected on his first glance of the new route :
“It’s an interesting route. It’s more of a classic Tour de France route than the last few years. The first week in Bretagne should be exciting with the chance of crosswinds and bad weather and then the time trial, which hopefully should suit me well. Then it heads to the Alps where they’ll be very tough stages – Mont Ventoux twice in one day will be a legendary stage.
A couple of days have more than 4’500 metres of climbing so there will be some very hard days. The stages in the Pyrenees suit me well also, and I know those roads also from the Vuelta last year.
There are just 3 mountain top finishes.Ideally I would have liked a few more, but regardless I expect exciting racing as always at the Tour.”