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Wind, cobbles, climbs...this year's race is poised to be spectacular

On Friday, Denmark the Grand Depart of the Tour de France for the first time in history. For three days, riders will race in Scandinavian country before heading south to France. Then, the TdF racers will race on the rough cobblestones of the northern part of the country. The riders will be riding roads that are close to the Paris-Roubaix course, but organizers have added some new sections just to make it even more fun.

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This year’s route heads in a clockwise direction, hugging the Belgian and Swiss borders, taking in famous climbs like La Planche des Belles Filles, Col du Granon and Alpe d’Huez.

The race then heads to the long climbs in the Pyrénées in the Southeastern region of France. With just four stages remaining, the riders will finish on the Hautacam and it will definitely be a make or break day for the riders.

Stage 20 is the final 40 km time trial from Lacapelle-Marival to Rocamadour, before the traditional finish in Paris.

Between the wind in Denmark, the cobbles in Northern France and the mountains, this year’s Tour should prove be as challenging as ever. Given the constant threat of COVID-19 infections, the riders have a lot on their plates. The Tour de Suisse was ravaged with dozens of coronavirus cases which results in mass withdrawals. Tadej Pogačar is once again the heavy favourite, but Team Jumbo-Visma’s super-team, with fellow Slovenian Primož Roglič, Dane Jonas Vingegaard and Wout van Aert could spoil the show.

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