Bretagne to host Grand Depart of 2021 Tour de France
Aug 11 2020 02:12 am CET

Bretagne to host Grand Depart of 2021 Tour de France
Bretagne to host Grand Depart of 2021 Tour de France
Tour de France

The organisation of the Tour de France has announced that the 2021 edition of the race is set to start in Bretagne, while the Copenhagen grand depart will be postponed until 2022.

The summer of 2021 will be too full of activities as the Olympic Games are set to be at the same time as the Tour de France and that's why the decision of postponing the Danish start was taken. But the French region of Brittany has offered to take over and organise the beginning of the race and the Department of Finistère will host the grand depart for the fourth time in history.

The 108th edition of the Tour de France will be starting in the city of Brest, which is only second to Paris in terms of hosting the Grand Depart. "In previous Tour starts from the tip of Brittany, the way was paved for Fausto Coppi's success in 1952, Eddy Merckx's last victory in 1974, and then Carlos Sastre's in 2008," said the TDF organisation through a statement,

"After the 32nd visit of the Grande Boucle in Brest, which first appeared on the race programme in 1906, the route will be laid out with the intention of exploring Brittany’s Armor coastal region and its inland Argoat territories. The diversity of the landscapes makes it possible to create selective stages and will thus put the onus on the favourites to live up to their responsibilities straight away. Details will be announced for these four all- Brittany stages during the presentation of the Tour on 29 October at the Palais des Congrès in Paris."