As we take the first steps into the new year and a new decade, we can look forward to the many things that 2020 will have in store for us. In the world of cycling, undeniably the biggest event of the year will be the Tour de France.
One of the most exciting things about the Tour de France is that it can be unpredictable, with many factors changing the outcome of the stages. This can make placing bets on the race more interesting as the odds will change regularly. As has become a regular occurrence, bookmakers will be looking to attract new customers to their platforms so they will be running promotions like free bets for people looking to bet on the Tour de France.
For those planning to watch the stages in person, it is important to plan your trip so you can see as much of the action as possible.
Thankfully, the race’s organizers have already released the routes for the 107th Tour de France, which will begin on June 27, 2020, on the Cote d’Azur, before finishing almost a month later in Paris.
The 2020 Tour de France starts in France, although this is not always the case. Since 2009, the race has set off from Monaco, the Netherlands, Belgium, the United Kingdom, and Germany.
All 21 stages can be found below.
|1||27th June||Nice Moyen Pays||Nice||Flat|
|2||28th June||Nice Haut Pays||Nice||Mountain|
|6||2nd July||Le Teil||Mont Aigoual||Hilly|
|10||7th July||Île d’Oléron Le Château-d’Oléron||Île de Ré Saint-Martin-de-Ré||Flat|
|12||9th July||Chauvigny||Sarran Corrèze||Hilly|
|13||10th July||Châtel-Guyon||Puy Mary Cantal||Mountain|
|15||12th July||Lyon||Grand Colombier||Mountain|
|16||14th July||La Tour-du-Pin||Villard-de-Lans||Mountain|
|17||15th July||Grenoble||Méribel Col de la Loze||Mountain|
|18||16th July||Méribel||La Roche-sur-Foron||Mountain|
|20||18th July||Lure||La Planche des Belles Filles||Time Trial|
|21||19th July||Mantes-la-Jolie||Paris Champs-Elysées||Flat|
The final day of the Tour de France will see thousands of people line the streets of Paris as the riders charge towards the Champs-Elysées, the traditional finishing point of the race.
With riders like Egan Bernal, Chris Froome, Tom Dumoulin, and Primoz Roglic all in contention for this year’s title, you won’t want to miss the action. So make sure you book your hotel early, and get up early on the day so you can get a good vantage point.
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