2020 Tour de France: Schedule, News, & Updates

Tour de France

2020 Tour de France Route

The 107th Tour de France will see the Grand Départ in Nice, and will crawl its way to the western part of the country before the first high mountain stage of the Pyrenees. The race will wind east before darting through the middle of France and then ponderous climbs in the Alps, Jura, and Vosges mountain ranges before scaling to the top of La Planche des Belles Filles. The picturesque Champs-Élysées will again take its rightful place as the finish of this legendary tour.

This iteration of the Tour will feature nine flat stages, eight mountain ranges, four summits, three hilly stages, and a one-time trial. Sportsbookreview is a must for those who want the latest breaking news on the Tour so make sure to be on point and check out below for the precise itinerary of the 2020 Tour de France.

At this time, the prospect of running the Tour de France without spectators is being discussed due to COVID-19.

2020 Tour de France Stages

Stage Date Start Finish Distance Terrain
1 Sat June 27 Nice Moyen Pays Nice 156km Flat
2 Sun June 28 Nice Haut Pays Nice 187km Mountain
3 Mon June 29 Nice Sisteron 198km Flat
4 Tues June 30 Sisteron Orcières-Merlette 157km Hilly
5 Weds July 1 Gap Privas 183km Flat
6 Thurs July 2 Le Teil Mount Aigoual 191km Hilly
7 Fri July 3 Millau Lavaur 168km Hilly
8 Sat July 4 Cazères-sur-Garonne Loudenvielle 140km Mountain
9 Sun July 5 Pau Laruns 154km Mountain
Rest day Mon July 6 Charente-Maritimes      
10 Tues July 7 The Château d’Oleron Saint-Martin-de-Ré 170km Flat
11 Weds July 8 Châtelaillon-Plage Poitiers 167km Flat
12 Thurs July 9 Chauvigny Sarran Corrèze 218km Hilly
13 Fri July 10 Châtel-Guyon Puy Mary Cantal 191km Mountain
14 Sat July 11 Clermont-Ferrand Lyon 197km Flat
15 Sun July 12 Lyon Grand Colombier 175km Mountain
Rest day Mon July 13 Isère      
16 Tues July 14 La Tour-du-Pin Villard-de-Lans 164km Mountain
17 Weds July 15 Grenoble Col de la Loze 168km Mountain
18 Thurs July 16 Méribel La-Roche-sur-Foron 168km Mountain
19 Fri July 17 Bourg-en-Bresse Champagnole 160km Flat
20 Sat July 18 Lure Planche de Belles Filles 36km Time trial
21 Sun July 19 Mantes-la-Jolie Paris (Champs-Élysées)    


Current Team Rankings

Pos.     Team   Class    Points

1          Astana Pro Team (WT ) 5859

2          Team Jumbo-Visma (WT) 5557

3          BORA – Hansgrohe (WT) 4600

4          Team INEOS (WT) 4453

5          Bahrain – McLaren (WT) 4443

6          Trek – Segafredo (WT ) 3956

7          Deceuninck – Quick Step (WT) 3816

8          Groupama – FDJ (WT) 3780

9          Lotto Soudal (WT) 3419

10        AG2R La Mondiale (WT) 3404

11        Movistar Team (WT) 3348

12        Cofidis, Solutions Crédits (WT) 3277

13        UAE-Team Emirates (WT) 3234

14        Team Sunweb (WT) 2890

15        EF Pro Cycling (WT) 2448

16        CCC Team (WT) 2350

17        Team Arkéa Samsic (PRT) 2182

18        Israel Start-Up Nation (WT) 2107

19        Mitchelton-Scott (WT) 1850

20        NTT Pro Cycling (WT) 1509

21        B&B Hotels – Vital Concept p/b KTM (PRT) 913

22        Team Total Direct Energie (PRT) 874


Nairo Quintana Sets Sights on Tour de France

Colombian cyclist Nairo Quintana embraced his new home with ProTeam outfit Arkéa-Samsic while the rest of the racing world scratched their collective heads as to why he would leave Moviestar. Well, so far, the decision has been an unmitigated success. Earlier this month the 30-year-old veteran finished second overall in Paris-Nice.

But now he has his sights set on La Grande Boucle and is hoping to bring a mountain of momentum into the competition. Nevertheless, no one knows when the coronavirus hysteria will abate but Le Tour race director, race director Christian Prudhomme, is confident there will be no interruptions or change of schedule, “It is still more than a hundred days until the start of the Tour. The hunger for the race will be immense once activities are resumed.”

However, his opinion regarding Paris-Roubaix going on as scheduled in April is vastly different, “All sports are currently being canceled. I don’t think much will change in April. And that makes perfect sense. Let’s be honest, I don’t think it will be feasible. There is a chance but we also have to show a sense of responsibility. Cycling is no different from the rest.”

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