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Tour de France 2020 schedule, levels, route, size, TV channel, reside stream & extra to know

With American sport gaining momentum in September, a typical staple of the summer months will also be delayed in the 107th edition of the Tour de France.

This year’s Tour de France, usually held in July, started on August 29th thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite the delay, the 23-day, 21-stage format remains the same as for cyclists meandering 3,470 km (2,156 mi) from Nice to their destination Paris on September 20th.

Defending champion Egan Bernal of Colombia returns to lead the Ineos team and is expected to be the second winner in the last 15 years. Last year’s runner-up and Tour de France champion of 2018, Geraint Thomas, will not start this year.

Below is everything you need to know about the 2020 Tour de France, including the schedule, stage breakdown and information on how to watch the event. You can also follow the circuit with our leaderboard updated daily.

MORE: Watch the Tour de France live with fuboTV (7 days free trial)

Tour de France schedule 2020

#
date
length
stage
Cover start (ET)
1
29th August
156 km
Beautiful to beautiful (flat)
7:00 am.
2
August 30th
187 km
Beautiful to beautiful (mountain)
7:00 am.
3
August 21
198 km
Nice to Sisteron (apartment)
7:00 am.
4th
September 1
157 km
Sister to Orcieres-Merlette (hilly)
7:00 am.
5
September 2nd
183 km
Gap to privas (apartment)
7:00 am.
6th
September 3
191 km
Le part to Mont Aigoual (hilly)
6:00 am.
7th
September 4th
168 km
Millau to Lavaur (apartment)
7:00 am.
8th
5th September
140 km
Cazeres-sur-Garonne to Loudenvielle (mountain)
8:00 am.
9
September 6th
154 km
Pau to Laruns (mountain)
7:00 am.
Rest day
7th of September
10
September 8th
170 km
Ile D’Oleron to Ile de Re (apartment)
7:00 am.
11
the 9th of September
167 km
Chatelaillon-Plage to Poitiers (apartment)
7:00 am.
12th
September 10
218 km
Chauvigny to Sarran (hilly)
6:00 am.
13th
September 11
191 km
Chatel-Guyon to Puy Mary (mountain)
6:00 am.
14th
12th September
197 km
Clermont-Ferrand to Lyon (apartment)
8:00 am.
fifteen
13.september
175 km
Lyon to Grand Colombier (mountain)
7:00 am.
Rest day
September 14th
16
September 15th
164 km
La Tour-Du-Pin to Villard-De-Lans (apartment)
7:00 am.
17th
16th September
168 km
Grenoble to Meribel (mountain)
6:00 am.
18th
17th of September
168 km
Meribel to La Roche-Sur-Foron (mountain)
6:00 am.
19th
September 18
160 km
Bourg-En-Bresse to Champagnole (flat)
7:00 am.
20th
September 19th
36 km
Lure to La Planche Des Belles Filles (custom time trial)
6.30 a.m.
21st
September 20th
122 km
Mantes-La-Jolie to Paris (apartment)
9:00 a.m.

How to watch the Tour de France

The 107th Tour de France can be followed live on NBC and NBC Sports. Each phase can also be streamed live or on demand on NBC Sports Gold, NBCUniversal’s new streaming service, for a fee. The Tour de France can also be streamed on fuboTV, which offers a free trial.

Tour de France route map

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What are the stages of the Tour de France?

#
date
length
stage
winner
1
29th August
156 km
Beautiful to beautiful (flat)
Alexander Kristoff
2
August 30th
187 km
Beautiful to beautiful (mountain)
Julian Alaphilippe
3
August 21
198 km
Nice to Sisteron (apartment)
Caleb Ewan
4th
September 1
157 km
Sister to Orcieres-Merlette (hilly)
Primoz Roglic
5
September 2nd
183 km
Gap to privas (apartment)
Wout van Aert
6th
September 3
191 km
Le part to Mont Aigoual (hilly)
Alexey Lutsenko
7th
September 4th
168 km
Millau to Lavaur (apartment)
Wout van Aert
8th
5th September
140 km
Cazeres-sur-Garonne to Loudenvielle (mountain)
Nans Peters
9
September 6th
154 km
Pau to Laruns (mountain)
Tadej Pogacar
Rest day
7th of September
10
September 8th
170 km
Ile D’Oleron to Ile de Re (apartment)
Sam Bennett
11
the 9th of September
167 km
Chatelaillon-Plage to Poitiers (apartment)
– –
12th
September 10
218 km
Chauvigny to Sarran (hilly)
– –
13th
September 11
191 km
Chatel-Guyon to Puy Mary (mountain)
– –
14th
12th September
197 km
Clermont-Ferrand to Lyon (apartment)
– –
fifteen
13.september
175 km
Lyon to Grand Colombier (mountain)
– –
Rest day
September 14th
16
September 15th
164 km
La Tour-Du-Pin to Villard-De-Lans (apartment)
– –
17th
16th September
168 km
Grenoble to Meribel (mountain)
– –
18th
17th of September
168 km
Meribel to La Roche-Sur-Foron (mountain)
– –
19th
September 18
160 km
Bourg-En-Bresse to Champagnole (flat)
– –
20th
September 19th
36 km
Lure to La Planche Des Belles Filles (custom time trial)
– –
21st
September 20th
122 km
Mantes-La-Jolie to Paris (apartment)
– –

How many miles is the Tour de France?

This year’s tour is 3,470 km long and stretches from Nice to Paris. The 21-step route includes eight mountain stages with four peaks, nine flat stages, three hilly stages and an individual time trial on the penultimate day.

Tour de France Teams 2020

There are a total of 176 drivers from 30 countries who drive for 22 different teams. Team Ineos (formerly Team Sky) has won the Tour de France six times since 2012.

Ag2r-La Mondiale (France)
Arkéa-Samsic (France)
Astana (Kazakhstan)
Bahrain-McLaren (Bahrain)
B & B Hotels – Vital concept p / b KTM (France)
Bora-Hansgrohe (Germany)
CCC team (Poland)
Cofidis Solutions Crédits (France)
Deceuninck-Quick Step (Belgium)
EF Pro Cycling (United States)
Groupama-FDJ (France)
Ineos Grenadiers (Great Britain)
Israel Start-up Nation (Israel)
Jumbo Visma (Holand)
Lotto-Soudal (Belgium)
Mitchelton-Scott (Australia)
Movistar (Spain)
NTT Pro Cycling (Saudi Arabia)
Sunweb (Germany)
Total Direct Énergie (France)
Trek-Segafredo (United States)
UAE Team Emirates (United Arab Emirates)

Tour de France previous winners

Only Jacques Anquetil, Eddy Merckx, Bernard Hinault and Miguel Indurain have ever won the Tour de France five times. Egan Bernal is the only former champion of this year’s event.

year
winner
nationality
2020
TBD
– –
2019
Egan Bernal
Colombia
2018
Geraint Thomas
Wales
2017
Chris Froome
England
2016
Chris Froome
England
2015
Chris Froome
England
2014
Vincenzo Nibali
Italy
2013
Chris Froome
England
2012
Bradley Wiggins
England
2011
Cadel Evans
Australia
2010
Andy Schleck *
Luxembourg
2009
Alberto Contador
Spain
2008
Carlos Sastre
Spain
2007
Alberto Contador
Spain
2006
Oscar Pereiro **
Spain
2005
Lance Armstrong ***
United States
2004
Lance Armstrong ***
United States
2003
Lance Armstrong ***
United States
2002
Lance Armstrong ***
United States
2001
Lance Armstrong ***
United States
2000
Lance Armstrong ***
United States
1999
Lance Armstrong ***
United States
1998
Marco Pantani
Italy

* Aberto Contador was the original winner but later failed a drug test
** Floyd Landis was the original winner but later failed a drug test
*** All Lance Armstrong titles vacated for doping

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