Brittany to host Tour de France 2021 after Denmark postponement
PARIS (FRANCE) – Organisers of the Tour de France said that the event in 2021 will begin in Brittany. This comes as Copenhagen’s staging of the ‘Grand Depart’ was pushed back by a year to avoid clashing with the postponed soccer European Championship.
Brittany will also play host to the first four full stages of the race.
“Delighted to announce with Christian Prudhomme that we will start in Brest, pass through Finistere, Cotes d’Armor, Morbihan and Ille-et-Vilaine. It will be a great celebration and a boost for the economy,” said Loig Chesnais-Girard, president of the region.
The beginning of next year’s Tour was advanced by six days to avoid clashing with the men’s road race at the Tokyo Games.
The June 26 start date clashed with the European Championship, which goes on from June 11-July 11.
Denmark is slated to host three group matches as well as a last-16 match at the Parken Stadium in Copenhagen in June.
The Danish start to the Tour will be held from July 1-3, 2022.
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