On Saturday, the annual Tour de France will write a new chapter as the sport’s most enduring athletes tackle the diverse terrain of the world’s most prestigious cycling race.
- Check out the Tour de France FuboTV (Free Trial) and peacock
There is a strong favorite at this year’s event. That’s two-time defending champion Tadej Pogacar, who aims to become the first man since Chris Froome in 2017 and the fifth man in the history of the race to win the Tour de France three times in a row. The Slovenian took the bronze medal at the Tokyo Olympic road race and won the first three stage races he has competed in so far.
One of the big challengers of the event is his compatriot Primož Roglič. Roglič was the man to top the podium at the 2020 Tokyo time trial. The Slovenian was forced out of the Tour de France last year despite nearly beating Pogacar in 2020.
Other riders to watch out for at this year’s race are Colombia’s Daniel Martinez, Denmark’s Jonas Vigegaard and Russia’s Aleksandr Vlasov, all of whom have a chance to steal a stage this year.
109. TOUR DE FRANCE
- When: July 1 – July 24
- Channel: USA network (unless specified below)
- Electricity: FuboTV, Sling, DirecTV Stream, Peacock
- Fri July 1st: Stage 1 – Copenhagen-Copenhagen (time trial, 13.2 km) on NBC
- Sat July 2nd: Stage 2 – Roskilde-Nyborg (202.5 km)
- Sun July 3rd: Stage 3 – Vejle-Sonderborg (182 km)
- Mon, July 4th: transfer day
- Tue, July 5: Stage 4 – Dunkerque-Calais (171.5 km)
- Wed July 6th: Stage 5 – Lille Metropole-Arenburg Porte du Hainaut (157 km)
- Thu July 7th: Stage 6 – Binche-Longwhy (220 km)
- Fri July 8th: Stage 7 – Tomblaine-La Super Planche de Belle Filles (176.5 km)
- Sat July 9th: Stage 8 – Dole-Lausanne (186.5 km)
- Sunday 10th July: Stage 9 – Aigle-Chatel les Portes du Soleil (193 km)
- Monday 11 July: rest day
- Tuesday 12th July: Stage 10 – Morzine Les Portes du Soleil-Megève (148.5 km)
- Wednesday July 13th: Stage 11 – Albertville-Col du Granon Serre Chevalier (152 km)
- Thursday 14 July: Stage 12 – Briançon-Alpe d’Huez (165.5 km)
- Friday 15 July: Stage 13 – Le Bourg d’Oisans-Saint Etienne (193 km)
- Saturday 16 July: Stage 14 – Saint Etienne-Mende (192.5 km)
- Sunday 17 July: Stage 15 – Rodez-Carcassonne (202.5 km)
- Monday 18 July: rest day
- Tuesday 19 July: Stage 16 – Carcassonne-Foix (178.5 km)
- Wednesday July 20th: Stage 17 – Saint-Gaudens-Peyragudes (130 km)
- Thursday 21st July: Stage 18 – Lourdes-Hautacam (143.5 km)
- Friday 22 July: Stage 19 – Castelnau-Magnoac – Cahors (188.5 km)
- Saturday 23rd July: Stage 20 – Lacapelle-Marival – Rocamadour (time trial, 40.7 km)
- Sunday 24th July: Stage 21 – Paris La Defense Arena – Paris Champs Elysees (116 km)