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Start time, dates, route, how to watch, TV coverage

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The 2020 Tour de France begins on Saturday, August 29 through September 20. The three-week long event was originally scheduled to take place from June 27 to July 19 but was postponed because of the pandemic. This year marks the 107th edition of the event and the first time since the end of World War II that the race is not taking place in July.  The 2020 Tour also features 12 new sites and stage cities indicated with an asterisk in the list for the 2020 Tour de France schedule below.

2020 Tour de France Key Information

When is the 2020 Tour de France? What time does coverage start?

The 2020 Tour de France will take place from Aug. 29-Sept. 20. Coverage of Stage 1 starts at 7:00 a.m. ET on NBCSN and 7:50 a.m. ET on NBC Sports Gold. Click here for start times for the rest of the 2020 Tour de France.

How do I watch the tour?

Fans can watch the entire event on NBC Sports Gold (more info here), which lets you see every stage live, ad-free and on-demand. Subscribers also can access interactive maps and get exclusive live streams of alternate camera angles. The event also can be seen on NBCSN.

How long is the event?

The 2020 Tour de France is 23 days long.  There will be one stage contested per day and two rest days. The first rest day is on September 7 (between stages 9 & 10) and the second will be on September 14 (between stages 15 & 16).

How many riders?

There will be a total of 176 riders. There will be 22 teams with 8 riders per team.

How many stages?

There are 21 stages: 9 flat, 3 hilly, 8 mountain stages, and 1 individual time trial.

What is the 2020 Tour de France schedule and route?

StageDateStartFinishDistanceTerrain
1August 29Nice Moyen PaysNice156 kmFlat
2August 30Nice Haut PaysNice187 kmMountain
3August 31NiceSisteron198 kmFlat
4September 1SisteronOrcières-Merlette157 kmHilly
5September 2GapPrivas183 kmFlat
6September 3Le Teil*Mont Aigoual*191 kmHilly
7September 4MillauLavaur168 kmHilly
8September 5Cazères-sur-Garonne*Loudenvielle140 kmMountain
9September 6PauLaruns154 kmMountain

September 7 – Rest Day

10September 8The Chateau d’OleronIle de Re Saint-Martin-de-Re*170 kmFlat
11September 9Châtelaillon-Plage*Poitiers167 kmFlat
12September 10Chauvigny*Sarran Corrèze218 kmHilly
13September 11Châtel-Guyon*Puy Mary Cantal*191 kmMountain
14September 12Clermont-FerrandLyon197 kmFlat
15September 13LyonGrand Colombier*175 kmMountain

September 14 – Rest Day

16September 15La Tour-du-PinVillard-de-Lans164 kmMountain
17September 16GrenobleCol de la Loze168 kmMountain
18September 17MéribelLa-Roche-sur-Foron*168 kmMountain
19September 18Bourg-en-BresseChampagnole160 kmFlat
20September 19Lure*Planche de Belles Filles36 kmTime Trial
21September 20Mantes-la-Jolie*Paris (Champs- Élysées)122 kmFlat

Click here to see the full map

How many miles?

The route is 3,484 km (2,165 mi) long.

Previous Winners

2019 – Egan Bernal

2018 – Geraint Thomas

2017 – Chris Froome

2016 – Chris Froome

2015 – Chris Froome

2014 – Vincenzo Nibali

2013 – Chris Froome

2012 – Bradley Wiggins

2011 – Cadel Evans

2010 – Andy Schleck

Tour de France 2020 schedule: Start time, dates, route, how to watch, TV coverage originally appeared on NBCSports.com

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