TDF 2020: A route for the Mountain Climbers. (ASO)

The 2020 Tour de France (TDF) route has been unveiled with the 107th edition featuring multitude of mountainous routes which might favour the General Classification contenders.

The tour will take riders across 29 mountains along the 3,470km (2,156-mile) 21-stage route, which starts in Nice on 27 June, a week earlier than usual to accommodate the Tokyo Olympics 2020.

“That is really the hardest route I’ve seen anywhere in the past five years,” said 4-time TDF winner, Chris Froome.

Egan Bernal won the 2019 Tour de France (center) flanked by teammate Geraint Thomas and Jumbo-Visma’s Steven Kruijswijk (Bettini Photo)

Chris Froome will be contending for a fifth title to join the record books alongside Jacques Anquetil, Eddy Merckx, Bernard Hinault and Miguel Indurain who are all five-time winners. Froome won the 2013, 2015, 2016 and 2017 editions.

It’s definitely a tour for the climbers as there will be five summit finishes, with La Planche des Belles Filles hosting the time trial finish.

Tour de France 2020 stages

  • Saturday June 27 – stage 1: Nice to Nice (170km)
  • Sunday June 28 – stage 2: Nice to Nice (190km)
  • Monday June 29 – stage 3: Nice to Sisteron
  • Tuesday June 30 – stage 4: Sisteron to Orcieres-Merlette 
  • Wednesday July 1 – stage 5: Gap to Privas
  • Thursday July 2 – stage 6: Le Teil to Mont Aigoual 
  • Friday July 3 – stage 7: Millau to Lavaur
  • Saturday July 4 – stage 8: Cazeres to Loudenvielle
  • Sunday July 5 – stage 9: Pau to Laruns
  • Monday July 6 – rest day 
  • Tuesday July 7 – stage 10: Ile de Re to Il d’Oleron
  • Wednesday July 8 – stage 11: Chatelaillon-Plage to Poitiers
  • Thursday July 9 – stage 12: Chavigny to Sarran
  • Friday July 10 – stage 13: Chatel-Guyon to Puy Mary
  • Saturday July 11 – stage 14: Clermont-Ferrand to Lyon
  • Sunday July 12 – stage 15: Lyon to Grand Colombier
  • Monday July 13 – rest day 
  • Tuesday July 14 – stage 16: Tour du Pin to Villard-de-Lans
  • Wednesday July 15 – stage 17: Grenoble to Meribel
  • Thursday July 16 – stage 18: Meribel to La Roche-sur-Foron
  • Friday July 17 – stage 19: Bourg-en-Bresse to Champagnole
  • Saturday July 18 – stage 20: Lure to La Planche des Belles Fille
  • Sunday July 19 – stage 21: to Mantes-la-Jolie to Paris

Source: BBC and Cycling News