Five things to know about the 2021 Tour de France

Five things to know about the 2021 Tour de France

For the second year in a row, the gruelling Tour de France has been affected by the Covid-19 pandemic - from a change to the location of the Grand Départ, to the size of the crowds allowed to see the start and finish of each stage.

REVEALED: Discover the route of the 2020 Tour de France

REVEALED: Discover the route of the 2020 Tour de France

Five things to know about the cyclist the French are pinning their hopes on

Five things to know about the cyclist the French are pinning their hopes on

2021 Tour de France to kick off in Denmark

2021 Tour de France to kick off in Denmark

‘Highest in history’: Discover the route for the 2019 Tour de France

‘Highest in history’: Discover the route for the 2019 Tour de France

The uphill battle to make the Tour de France more exciting

The uphill battle to make the Tour de France more exciting

Burger and beers as ‘great guy’ Thomas takes over Tour de France mantle

Burger and beers as ‘great guy’ Thomas takes over Tour de France mantle

Tour de France: Cycling chief tells Sky team boss to put the brakes on French bashing

Tour de France: Cycling chief tells Sky team boss to put the brakes on French bashing

‘It’s a French cultural thing’: Angry Team Sky chief Brailsford blasts Tour de France abuse

‘It’s a French cultural thing’: Angry Team Sky chief Brailsford blasts Tour de France abuse

‘The threat of terrorism is real’: Security set to be tight at this year’s Tour de France

‘The threat of terrorism is real’: Security set to be tight at this year’s Tour de France

Froome set for Tour de France start after being cleared over ‘anti-doping’ case

Froome set for Tour de France start after being cleared over ‘anti-doping’ case

Tour de France formally block Chris Froome over drug suspicion

Tour de France formally block Chris Froome over drug suspicion

Seven things to know about the soon to be extinct Tour de France podium girls

Seven things to know about the soon to be extinct Tour de France podium girls

VIDEO: Discover the route for the 2018 Tour de France

VIDEO: Discover the route for the 2018 Tour de France

Froome on brink of fourth Tour de France crown

Froome on brink of fourth Tour de France crown

Froome amazed with yellow as Matthews wins stage

Froome amazed with yellow as Matthews wins stage

One-day classics specialists set to shine at Tour

One-day classics specialists set to shine at Tour

Elite French anti-terror police to follow Tour de France riders

Elite French anti-terror police to follow Tour de France riders

Tour de France route revealed: And there’s few mountains

Tour de France route revealed: And there’s few mountains

Five key moments in Chris Froome’ Tour de France win

Five key moments in Chris Froome’ Tour de France win

Cavendish remembers D-Day dead after Tour de France win

Cavendish remembers D-Day dead after Tour de France win

Special ops units to police Tour de France for first time

Special ops units to police Tour de France for first time

French wine makers rebel as Le Tour picks Chilean plonk

French wine makers rebel as Le Tour picks Chilean plonk

Cycling: Tour de France 2016 stages

Cycling: Tour de France 2016 stages

Revealed: The route of the 2016 Tour de France

Revealed: The route of the 2016 Tour de France

Police fire on car driven at Tour de France barrier

Police fire on car driven at Tour de France barrier

Froome defies abuse to win Tour de France

Froome defies abuse to win Tour de France

Disgraced Armstrong hits Tour de France route

Disgraced Armstrong hits Tour de France route

Tour hit by first doping case in three years

Tour hit by first doping case in three years

Army to patrol Tour de France rail crossings

Army to patrol Tour de France rail crossings

Tour de France to take place amid tight security

Tour de France to take place amid tight security

Tour de France: 2016 race to start in Normandy

Tour de France: 2016 race to start in Normandy

Discover the route of the 2015 Tour de France

Discover the route of the 2015 Tour de France

Italian Nibali wins 2014 Tour de France

Italian Nibali wins 2014 Tour de France

Tour de France stage 19: Lithuanian makes history

Tour de France stage 19: Lithuanian makes history

Tour de France stage 16: Australian Rogers wins

Tour de France stage 16: Australian Rogers wins

Tour de France stage 11: Frenchman Gallopin wins

Tour de France stage 11: Frenchman Gallopin wins

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Contador crashes out of Tour de France

Tour de France stage 4: Kittel bags a triple

Tour de France stage 4: Kittel bags a triple

‘I’ve never seen scenes like that on the Tour’

‘I’ve never seen scenes like that on the Tour’

Tour de France stage 3: Kittel wins sprint finish

Tour de France stage 3: Kittel wins sprint finish

VIDEO: Tour de France – Stage 3 preview

VIDEO: Tour de France – Stage 3 preview

Cavendish ‘gutted’ by Tour de France pull-out

Cavendish ‘gutted’ by Tour de France pull-out

Tour de France: Wiggins dropped from Team Sky

Tour de France: Wiggins dropped from Team Sky

Armstong: I’m still a Tour de France champion

Armstong: I’m still a Tour de France champion

Pogacar crowned Tour de France winner after a delayed race under strict health conditions

Pogacar crowned Tour de France winner after a delayed race under strict health conditions

French Tour de France riders enjoy longer life

French Tour de France riders enjoy longer life

Top riders named in Tour de France doping report

Top riders named in Tour de France doping report

French committee to publish doping report

French committee to publish doping report

Froome poised to cap UK summer of sport

Froome poised to cap UK summer of sport

Tour de France stage 19: Job done for Froome

Tour de France stage 19: Job done for Froome

VIDEO: Tour de France Stage 17 preview

VIDEO: Tour de France Stage 17 preview

Italian Trentin wins Tour de France Stage 14

Italian Trentin wins Tour de France Stage 14

Froome hoping to play it safe on 14th tour stage

Froome hoping to play it safe on 14th tour stage

VIDEO: Tour de France stage 13 preview

VIDEO: Tour de France stage 13 preview

Tour de France stage 12: Kittel beats Cavendish

Tour de France stage 12: Kittel beats Cavendish

Strike closes Mont Saint Michel as Tour rides in

Strike closes Mont Saint Michel as Tour rides in

Tour de France stage 10: Kittel wins sprint finish

Tour de France stage 10: Kittel wins sprint finish

VIDEO: Tour de France Stage 10 preview

VIDEO: Tour de France Stage 10 preview

Tour de France: Froome holds on to yellow jersey

Tour de France: Froome holds on to yellow jersey

‘Clean’ Froome points finger at dirty generation

‘Clean’ Froome points finger at dirty generation

VIDEO: Tour de France Stage 7 preview

VIDEO: Tour de France Stage 7 preview

Tour de France 2013: Stage 6 preview (video)

Tour de France 2013: Stage 6 preview (video)

Cavendish leads chorus of anger at Tour chaos

Cavendish leads chorus of anger at Tour chaos

Kittel wins Tour de France first stage

Kittel wins Tour de France first stage

Tour de France 2013: Corsica holds its breath

Tour de France 2013: Corsica holds its breath

Armstrong: Impossible to win Tour without drugs

Armstrong: Impossible to win Tour without drugs

Tour de France opens centenary celebrations

Tour de France opens centenary celebrations

Prisoners peloton to ride Tour de France stage

Prisoners peloton to ride Tour de France stage

Armstrong faces loss of top French honour

Armstrong faces loss of top French honour

Tour de France wants independent drug-tests

Tour de France wants independent drug-tests

Armstrong is in the past: Tour de France chief

Armstrong is in the past: Tour de France chief

Tour left winnerless after Armstrong ban

Tour left winnerless after Armstrong ban

Tour de France against re-assigning Armstrong wins

Tour de France against re-assigning Armstrong wins

World cycling body look at Armstrong dope claims

World cycling body look at Armstrong dope claims

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Sports stars and former boss back Armstrong

Armstrong to lose seven Tour de France titles

Armstrong to lose seven Tour de France titles

History-maker Wiggins wins Tour de France

History-maker Wiggins wins Tour de France

France rediscovers love of Tour de France

France rediscovers love of Tour de France

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Anger as nail-throwers take aim at Tour peloton

TV car upends Tour de France cyclists

TV car upends Tour de France cyclists

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Tour de France: technician found dead

Voeckler injury sees French Tour hopes fade

Voeckler injury sees French Tour hopes fade

Cyclist arrested in Tour de France raid

Cyclist arrested in Tour de France raid

Tour de France ‘will make it to Paris despite Covid’

Tour de France ‘will make it to Paris despite Covid’

Tour de France organisers confirm August start for 2020 race

Tour de France organisers confirm August start for 2020 race