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Tour de France 2021 set to start in Copenhagen, followed by two more stages set in Denmark

  • The Tour de France will start in Denmark in 2021, beginning with a ride in Copenhagen followed by two more stages around the country

  • The opening stage will be a 13-kilometer flat run around the capital, which will be followed by a 190-kilometer stage between Roskilde and Nyborg

  • Danish Prime Minister Lars Loekke Rasmussen called the Tour de France the most iconic cycling race of all time

Copenhagen: The Tour de France will start in Denmark in 2021, beginning with a ride in Copenhagen followed by two more stages around the country.

 Tour de France 2021 set to start in Copenhagen, followed by two more stages set in Denmark

Representational image. Reuters

Race director Christian Prudhomme says "it is an honor to have the grand depart in Copenhagen."

The opening stage will be a 13-kilometer flat run around the capital. That will be followed by a 190-kilometer stage between Roskilde and Nyborg, a town on the island of Funen. That stage will include pedaling on the windy bridges that make up the Storebaelt rail-and-road link.

The last stage before heading back to France will be in the hilly Jutland peninsula between the towns of Vejle and Soenderborg.

Danish Prime Minister Lars Loekke Rasmussen called the Tour de France "the most iconic cycling race of all time."

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Updated Date: Feb 21, 2019 16:56:15 IST