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Tour de France 2021 schedule: Start time, stages, length, dates, how to watch live stream, route, TV coverage, highlights

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Relive all the action from a wild and crash-marred Stage 1 of the 2021 Tour de France.

The 2021 Tour de France begins on Saturday, June 26 through Sunday, July 18. This year’s cycling event features 10 new sites and stage cities indicated with an asterisk in the schedule below. Additionally, there will be 2 individual time trials in this year’s Tour. See below to find out more information including how to watch, stages, the complete schedule, and more.

STREAM LIVE: Click here to watch the 2021 Tour de France live on Peacock.

2021 Tour de France Key Information

When is the 2021 Tour de France? What time does coverage start?

The 2021 Tour de France will take place from June 26 - July 18. Coverage of Stage 20 starts at 7:00 a.m. ET on NBCSN and 6:55 a.m. ET on Peacock. Click here for start times for the rest of the 2020 Tour de France.

RELATED: 2021 Tour de France stage profiles, route, previews

How can I watch the 2021 Tour de France?

Stream all 21 stages of the 2021 Tour de France from start to finish, or watch on-demand on Peacock. Coverage will also be available on NBCSN. Click here for the full broadcast schedule.

How long is the Tour de France 2021?

The 2021 Tour de France is 23 days long. There will be one stage contested per day and two rest days. The first rest day is on July 5 (between stages 9 & 10) and the second will be on July 12 (between stages 15 & 16).

How many riders are in the Tour?

There will be a total of 184 riders. There will be 23 teams with 8 riders per team.

How many stages is the Tour de France?

There are 21 stages: 8 flat, 5 hilly, 6 mountain stages, and 2 individual time trials.

What is the 2021 Tour de France schedule and route?

StageTerrainDateStart and FinishDistance
1HillySat. 06/26/2021BREST > LANDERNEAU*197.8 km
2HillySun. 06/27/2021PERROS-GUIREC > MÛR-DE-BRETAGNE GUERLÉDAN183.5 km
3FlatMon. 06/28/2021LORIENT > PONTIVY*182.9 km
4FlatTue. 06/29/2021REDON > FOUGÈRES150.4 km
5Individual Time-TrialWed. 06/30/2021*CHANGÉ > LAVAL ESPACE MAYENNE27.2 km
6FlatThu. 07/01/2021TOURS > CHÂTEAUROUX160.6 km
7HillyFri. 07/02/2021*VIERZON > LE CREUSOT249.1 km
8

Mountain

Sat. 07/03/2021OYONNAX > LE GRAND-BORNAND150.8 km
9

Mountain

Sun. 07/04/2021CLUSES > TIGNES144.9 km
-Rest DayMon. 07/05/2021TIGNES
10FlatTue. 07/06/2021ALBERTVILLE > VALENCE190.7 km
11

Mountain

Wed. 07/07/2021*SORGUES > MALAUCÈNE*198.9 km
12FlatThu. 07/08/2021SAINT-PAUL-TROIS-CHÂTEAUX > NÎMES159.4 km
13FlatFri. 07/09/2021NÎMES > CARCASSONNE219.9 km
14HillySat. 07/10/2021CARCASSONNE > QUILLAN*183.7 km
15

Mountain

Sun. 07/11/2021*CÉRET > ANDORRE-LA-VIEILLE191.3 km
-Rest DayMon. 07/12/2021ANDORRE
16HillyTue. 07/13/2021*PAS DE LA CASE > SAINT-GAUDENS169 km
17

Mountain

Wed. 07/14/2021MURET > SAINT-LARY-SOULAN COL DU PORTET178.4 km
18MountainThu. 07/15/2021PAU > LUZ ARDIDEN129.7 km
19FlatFri. 07/16/2021MOURENX > LIBOURNE207 km
20Individual Time-TrialSat. 07/17/2021LIBOURNE > SAINT-EMILION30.8 km
21FlatSun. 07/18/2021*CHATOU > PARIS CHAMPS-ÉLYSÉES108.4 km

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How many miles is the 2021 Tour de France?

The route is 3,414 km (approximately 2,121 miles) long.

Previous Tour de France Winners

2020 - Tadej Pogacar

2019 - Egan Bernal

2018 - Geraint Thomas

2017 - Chris Froome

2016 - Chris Froome

2015 - Chris Froome

2014 - Vincenzo Nibali

2013 - Chris Froome

2012 - Bradley Wiggins

2011 - Cadel Evans

2010 - Andy Schleck