LCI Editorial Board –
No more rumours: the track for the 109th edition of the Tour de France will finally be formalized. This Thursday at 11:30 a.m., from the Palais des Congrès in Paris, Christian Prudhomme, head of the event, must reveal the itinerary of the “Great Ring”. He will be accompanied by Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark, two-time winner of the tour, Slovenian Tadej Pogacar, and French world champion Julien Alaphilippe.
The only certainty now: departure and arrival. The first three stages will take place on the Danish side, the twenty-fourth start outside the French border. This is the first time Copenhagen has hosted the big start, the most extreme point in the tour’s history, for a 13 kilometer ‘stopwatch’. As usual, arrivals will take place on July 24, on the Champs-Elysées.
For the rest, the mystery remains. How many arrivals are at the top and how many big passes? What is the time trial part? Any place for races and races in the middle of the mountain? “There will be a good chance to fight in the storms.”Christian Prudhomme, already warned. North, which is often synonymous with cobblestones, there can be Vosges with Planche des Belles Filles, Alpe d’Huez or even a “stopwatch” in the southwest on the eve of the end.
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