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The Tour de France - 2020

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Tour postponed until 29th August

The organisers of the Tour de France have announced that the 2020 Tour will take place two months later than planned. Riders will set off from Nice on 29th August instead of 27th June. Full dates have been updated on the stage details and on  the map below.

A Tour of eastern and southern France ...

While last year's Tour de France took place almost entirely in the eastern half of France, the 2020 Tour will be almost all in the southern half of the country and will not involve any stages outside France. With stages in the Alps, the Cévennes, the Pyrenees, the Massif Central, the Jura and the Vosges, it will also be a tour of all the main mountain regions of France.
See stage details below
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  The main feature of the 2020 Tour de France is that it is almost entirely in the southern half of France and that it will take in all the main mountain areas.
  Eleven of the 21 stages of the 2020 Tour de France are described as hilly or mountainous, and only nine stages as being flat.
   While last year's tour spent more time in the Pyrenees and less in the Alps, the 2020 Tour takes in only two days in the Pyrenees, while there are four finishes in the Alps and Alpine foothills.  There is also a mountain finish in the Auvergne with riders finishing at the Pas de Peyrol (1589 metres), near the top of the Puy Mary.
  The only time riders will go anywhere near the coast will be for the two days in the Charente Maritime. 

Accommodation for the Tour de France
All hotel rooms in and around the start and finish points get booked up very fast by the teams and the media.
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Tour de France 2020 -updated stage details  

The 2020 Tour de France starts on Saturday 29th August in Nice, on the French Riviera
Click links for guides to the regions and towns along the route of the 2020 Tour de France

Stage Date Day’s route (towns, regions) and terrain Length in Km.
1st stage Sat 29th August Lowlands around Nice 156
2nd Stage Sun 30th August Mountains around Nice 187
3rd Stage Mon 31st August Nice to Sisteron (Upper Provence) 198
4th stage Tues. 1st Sept. Sisteron to Orcières-Merlette  157
5th stage Wed 2nd Sept Gap to Privas (Rhône-Alpes) 183
6th stage Thurs 3rd September Le Teil (Ardèche) to  Mont Aigoual (Cévennes)
7th stage Fri 4th September Millau to Lavaur (Midi-Pyrénées) 168
8th stage Sat 5th September Cazères-sur-Garonne to Loudenvielle (Pyrenees) 140
9th stage Sun 6th September Pau to Laruns (Pyrenees) 154
Rest day Mon 7th September Rest day near La Rochelle
10th stage Tues 8th September Île d'Oléron to Île de Ré (Charente maritime) 170
11th stage Wed 9th September Châtelaillon-Plage (Poitou-Charentes) to Poitiers 167
12th stage Thur 10th September Chauvigny to Sarran Corrèze (Limousin) 218
13th stage Friday 11th September Châtel-Guyon to Puy Mary (Massif Central) 191
14th stage Sat. 12th September Clermont-Ferrand (Auvergne) to Lyon 197
15th stage Sun 13th September Lyon to Grand Colombier (Rhône-Alpes) 175
Rest day Mon 14th September Rest day -  Isère (Rhône-Alpes)
16th stage Tue 15th September La Tour-du-Pin to Villard-de-Lans (Rhône-Alpes) 164
17th stage Wed 16th September Grenoble to Méribel Col de la Loze (Rhône-Alpes) 168
18th stage Thur 17th September Méribel to La Roche-sur-Foron (Rhône-Alpes) 168
19th stage Fri 18th September Bourg-en-Bresse to Champagnole  (Franche-Comté) 160
20th stage
Time trials
Sat 19th  September Lure to Planche des Belles filles (Franche-Comté) 36
21st Stage Sun 20th September Mantes-la-Jolie  to  Paris - Champs Elysées 122

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