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2020 Tour de France

107th edition: June 27 - July 19, 2020

2019 Tour | Tour de France database | List of Stages | 2020 route details

2020 Tour de France

2020 Tour de France: 3,470 km


The Stages:

STAGE TYPE DATE START AND FINISH DISTANCE
1 Flat Saturday, June 27 Nice Moyen Pays > Nice 156 km
2 Mountain Sunday, June 28 Nice Haut Pays > Nice 187 km
3 Flat Monday, June 29 Nice > Sisteron 198 km
4 Hilly Tuesday, June 30 Sisteron > Orcières-Merlette 157 km
5 Flat Wednesday, July 1 Gap > Privas 183 km
6 Hilly Thursday, July 2 Le Teil > Mont Aigoual 191 km
7 Flat Friday, July 3 Millau > Lavaur 168 km
8 Mountain Saturday, July 4 Cazères-sur-Garonne > Loudenvielle 140 km
9 Mountain Sunday, July 5 Pau > Laruns 154 km
- Rest Day Monday, July 6 La Charente-Maritime
10 Flat Tuesday, July 7 Île d'Oléron Le Château-d'Oléron > Île de Ré Saint-Martin-de-Ré 170 km
11 Flat Wednesday, July 8 Châtelaillon-Plage > Poitiers 167 km
12 Hilly Thursday, July 9 Chauvigny > Sarran Corrèze 218 km
13 Mountain Friday, July 10 Châtel-Guyon > Puy Mary Cantal 191 km
14 Flat Saturday, July 11 Clermont-Ferrand > Lyon 197 km
15 Mountain Sunday, July 12 Lyon > Grand Colombier 175 km
- Rest Day Monday, July 13 Isère
16 Mountain Tuesday, July 14 La Tour-du-Pin > Villard-de-Lans 164 km
17 Mountain Wednesday, July 15 Grenoble > Méribel Col de la Loze 168 km
18 Mountain Thursday, July 16 Méribel > La Roche-sur-Foron 168 km
19 Flat Friday, July 17 Bourg-en-Bresse > Champagnole 160 km
20 Individual time-trial Saturday, July 18 Lure > La Planche des Belles Filles 36 km
21 Flat Sunday, July 19 Mantes-la-Jolie > Paris Champs-Élysées 122 km

Facts about the 2020 Tour de France

Map
From Nice to Paris, the course of the 2020 Tour de France will never cross the French border. A total of 6 regions and 32 departments will be travelled through.

Stages
9 flat stages
3 hilly stages
8 mountain stages with mountain-top finishes (Orcières-Merlette, Puy Mary, Grand Colombier, Méribel Col de la Loze)
1 individual time-trial stage
2 rest days

Novelties
12 new stage cities or sites will appear on the map of the 2020 Tour, that’s over one third out of a total of 35:

Le Teil (start of stage 6)
Mont Aigoual (finish of stage 6)
Cazères-sur-Garonne (start of stage 8)
Île de Ré Saint-Martin-de-Ré (finish of stage 10)
Châtelaillon-Plage (start of stage 11)
Chauvigny (start of stage 12)
Châtel-Guyon (start of stage 13)
Puy Mary Cantal (finish of stage 13)
Grand Colombier (finish of stage 15)
La Roche-sur-Foron (finish of stage 18)
Lure (start of stage 20)
Mantes-la-Jolie (start of stage 21)

Mountains
The five mountain ranges of France will be on the menu of the 107th Tour de France. In the following order of appearance: Alps, Massif central, Pyrenees, Jura and Vosges. There will be four new climbs: Col de la Lusette and Suc au May in the Massif central, Col de la Hourcère in the Pyrenees and Col de la Loze in the Alps as well as the one to the Col de la Madeleine by a sinuous road.

Time-trial
In 2020, there will only be one time-trial that will be covered individually. It will take place on the penultimate stage between Lure La Planche des Belles Filles on a distance of 36 kilometres.

Bonus seconds
They will be distributed at the finish of each normal stage and will offer respectively 10, 6 and 4 seconds to the first three.

Bonus points
They will be given out at the top of the 8 summits of the following climbs at strategic places on the course and will award respectively 8,5 and 2 seconds (subject to the approval of the Union cycliste internationale) to the first three ranked riders:

Stage 2 | Col des Quatre Chemins
Stage 6 | Col de la Lusette
Stage 8 | Col de Peyresourde
Stage 9 | Col de Marie Blanque
Stage 12 | Suc au May
Stage 13 | Col de Neronne
Stage 16 | Montée de Saint-Nizier-du-Moucherotte
Stage 18 | Montée du plateau des Glières
These bonus points will have no influence on the points classification.

About this edition of the Tour de France:

A Tour that starts from the south of France is rare enough to allow the riders to immediately take off on an adventure in selective mountains. Indeed the menu of the opening week distinguishes itself by its diversity and a large part of mountain climbing without however just focusing on the usual great passes.

The riders will rapidly get into the thick of things: they will visit three of France’s mountain ranges in the first eight days, the Alps, the Massif Central that they will rediscover later and the Pyrenees. As soon as day 2, they will take on two climbs at over 1,500m followed on day 4 by a summit finish at Orcières- Merlette. They will discover the Col de la Lusette, in the Cévennes area on the way to the Mont Aigoual, then the Col de la Hourcère, during the stage to Laruns. The common point of these novelties: tough percentages…

It isn’t always necessary to look for the snowiest summits to favour the attacks of the climbers. The unprecedented finishes at Puy Mary and at the Grand Colombier can’t rival with the heights of the giants of the Alps and Pyrenees but the harshness of the climbs to respectively tackle during the stage of the Puys and in the final part of the day in the Jura will offer an opportunity to create big gaps. An opportunity that might be even clearer on the line set at the top of the Col de la Loze at an altitude of 2,304 metres, making it the third highest Col of Savoie. Exclusively opened to cyclists last spring, it is the first part of the future Via 3 Vallées. One reaches it after struggling on a demanding road above Méribel and without doubt it will be one of the decisive moments of the 2020 Tour.

Finally, while the climb to La Planche des Belles Filles has rapidly become a classic of the Tour, it will be slightly different this time as the riders will individually battle against the clock to defend the Yellow Jersey or a place on the final podium. After the four other French mountain ranges, the Vosges will have looped the loop of La Grande Boucle.