Ventoux twice, privileged Pyrenees, two separate time trials: Tour de France 2021, which will start from Brest on June 26, will be very different from the previous race , The last competition was the most mountainous competition in modern history.
It was originally planned to be held in Copenhagen, and finally will be held in Brittany, the host area of the first four stages. Therefore, the first third of the course was modified, which was introduced in the Stade 2 program on Sunday evening. .
The great novelty of the Tour de France in 2021 is that Montechov will climb from the lesser-known side Sault for the first time (only once in the history of the Tour de France), and then all descend from the slope on the southern slope of Bédoin After climbing. North.
AFP Christian Christian Prudhomme concluded: “Ventoux appeared on all faces” and he chose to land at the end of Vaucluse. The main purpose is to spread the public in the largest possible area. This is five years after the chaos reached Chalet Reynard, where the yellow jersey Chris Froome was trapped in traffic jams by the crowd and ran while waiting for repairs.
Therefore, within one year, the tour will resume one of its iconic climbs without any alpine climbs in the same order. Le Grand-Bornand and Tignes in the Alps (provided a gondola return for the race’s Savoy private resort in 2019 due to lack of viable roads) plan a two-day plan in the Alps, which logically is Under house arrest because this is their first time in two great plots in the Alps.
There are five stages in the Pyrenees, including two typical backpackers, who arrived in Quiran after visiting the Cathar castle, and Saint-Gaudens: the remaining three main stages are for climbers, Andorra la Vella ( Andorra la Vella) was the only invasion to rest abroad the next day, in Col du Portet and Luz-Ardiden (after Tourmalet), there were two long and spectacular climbs.
Christian Prudhomme tries to make changes in the six peak phases, between the peaks of the peaks-three peaks-usually results in a lock-up game until the last kilometer and then downhill Bottom. The person in charge of the tour explained: “Expand the scope of greatest interest a bit.”
The same attention to diversity applies to the first week. Brittany has two stages for fighters, Landerneau and Mûr-de-Bretagne (blessed bread won by world champion Julian Alaphilippe), and the other two stages are for sprinters. Christian Prudhomme confirmed: “The intention is to keep sprinters no more than two consecutive stages.” Therefore, the time trial of the first week will be conducted entirely on the plain until the seventh day of the race ( Le Creusot) solved Morvan.
The tour resumed the forgotten tradition of two time trials. The first time trial was held in Laval on the fifth day, and the second time was between the famous Bordeaux (Libourne) and Saint-Emilion (Saint-Emilion). The second time trial on the Champs Elysées is scheduled for the year, July 18th.
The sum of the two lap times-flat-reaches 58 kilometers, which is the longest distance since 2013 (65 kilometers), which is much higher than the previous version (36 kilometers in 2020 and 27 kilometers in 2019).
Is the suit good for the runner-up type? The person in charge of the tour said: “I don’t know if we can draw conclusions from the season. If this is not the case, then the youth can cause a sensation.” “This is a period of uncertainty in every aspect. Determines the outcome of the game.”