London: The organisers of the Tour de France and Denmark have unveiled the routes for the three opening stages of the 2021 edition of the classic cycling race.
Danish capital Copenhagen is to host a 13km time trial on July 2, 2021 that passes several well-known locations including the Amalienborg Palace, Queen Margrethe's winter residence.
Grand Depart Copenhagen Denmark is designated as the northern-most start in the Tour de France's history.
The second stage on July 3, 2021 is a 199km route from Roskilde, west of Copenhagen. The route follows the northern coast of the island of Zealand and over the Great Belt Bridge to finish at Nyborg on the island of Funen.
The third and final stage in the Scandinavian country is on July 4, 2021 running 182 kilometres from Vejle to Sonderborg in Jutland, western Denmark.
"It's going to be a celebration for Danes everywhere in our streets and on the country roads – and at the same time, we get to show our beautiful cycling nation to the whole world," Copenhagen mayor Frank Jensen said.
The complete Tour de France 2021 route was due to be presented in Paris on October 22.
Source: Read Full Article