Le Tour de France 2020: The Show Must Go On

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Le Tour de France 2020: The Show Must Go On
“It’s team, team, team, get up, see the doctor, have breakfast, ride the race, get a massage, physio and sleep. Then repeat.” –Egan Bernal, 2019 winner of the Tour de France Following delays due to the pandemic, the 107th edition of the Tour de France begins on August 29th in Nice and finishes on September 20th in Paris. The race will cover 3,470 kilometers. The 22 teams of 8 riders – with 25-30 people in the bubble – take off for a 156km road stage Saturday, August 29th, followed by a grueling 190km road stage on Sunday. The longest stage (the 12th) runs from Chauvigny-Sarran – Correze while the shortest (122km) is from Mantes-la-Jolie to Paris and the Arc de Triomphe – the winner takes home €500,000 (champagne is the usual bevy to celebrate the finish).   View this post on Instagram   🔄📸🏠🏠 #TDF2019⠀ ⠀ Less than 10 days before the Grand Départ from Nice 😍⠀ ⠀ Moins de 10 jours avant le Grand Départ depuis @villedenice 😍⠀ ⠀ #JeudiPhoto @nicecyclingparadise #TDF2020⠀ 📸 @jeredgruber @ashleygruber @_alexbroadway_ A post shared by Tour de France™ (@letourdefrance) on Aug 20, 2020 at 4:34am PDT

Lead photo credit : Tour de France 2016 Stage 21 Paris Champs-Elysées. Credit © s.yuki, Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

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  • Dionna Nalls
    2020-09-04 10:36:59
    Dionna Nalls
    I love Le Tour! I don't have cable, so I'm watching with a VPN. I went in 2012 and traveled the last 4 days of the tour, with a private VIP tent on the Champs Elysee. It was a great way to end a month-long stay in Paris!