Tour de France 2021 to start in Brittany after Denmark’s postponement | Cycling news

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Last update: 08/11/20 06:37

Denmark will now host the start of the Tour de France 2022

The 2021 Tour de France will start in Brittany after the staging of the “Grand Départ” in Copenhagen has been postponed for a year.

The decision was made due to a potential clash with the postponed European Football Championship. Brittany will also host the first four complete stages of the race.

Region President Loig Chesnais-Girard said: “Delighted to announce with Christian Prudhomme [race director] that we will leave Brest, will go through Finistère, Côtes d’Armor, Morbihan and Ille-et-Vilaine.

“It will be a big celebration and a boost for the economy. ”

The start of next year’s Tour has been moved forward six days to avoid colliding with the men’s road race at the rescheduled Tokyo Olympics.

The new start date of June 26, however, has created a clash for Denmark with the European Championship, which runs from June 11 to July 11.

Denmark are set to host three group matches as well as a final 16 game, all taking place at Parken Stadium in Copenhagen in June.

The Danish start of the Tour will take place from July 1 to 3, 2022.

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