The Tour 2020 begins this Saturday in Nice. During 21 stages, delivered in an initial weekend more three weeks of competition with two days of rest, the big quotes cyclist of the añ oluchará for suceder (or repeat) to Egan Bernal like winner of the French round that more has done expect by fault of the joyous pandemia. With strong measures of sanitary security, arrives a Big Boucle loaded of mountain, practically from the kilometre zero of the proof.
First stage: Nice-Nice, of 156 kilometres. Saturday, 29 August
Neither initial time trial to way of prologue neither an absolutely flat stage so that the velocistas can show the one who is the bravest or faster. It treats of an odd stage that carries to the cyclists to realise two turns around Nice with a mountainous obstacle cataloged of third category. It will be difficult, of all ways, that there is not an esprint in the capital of the Côte d'Azur to decide the owner of the first yellow jumper.
Second stage: Nice-Nice, of 186 kilometres. Sunday, 30 August
Never, up to now, the cyclists had found with a second stage with two ports of mountain above the 1.500 metres. The Turini, one of the key appointments of the Rally of Montecarlo, and the cabbage d’Eze -usual in the Paris-Nice- are the main obstacles of a hard stage that can be the stage so that they exhibit cyclists like Julian Alaphilippe. Eye because it is a stage where does not go to win the Tour, but yes that it can begin to lose.
Third stage: Nice-Sisteron, of 198 kilometres. Monday, 31 August
The Tour enfila the route of Napoléon with four ports of mountain to arrive to the citadel of Sisteron. The mountainous difficulties can favour an escape but the logic warns that it will have arrived to the esprint and that the runner that have dressed of yellow in Nice will not have to go through problems to the hour to conserve the piece.
Fourth stage: Sisteron-Orcières Merlette, of 160,5 kilometres. Tuesday, 1 September
Never it had contested a stage of the Tour in the month of September. But the world, unfortunately, changes, although it does not forget the enormous gesta that starred Luis Ocaña in 1971 in this peak that serves of door of received to the Alpes. The cyclist conquense took him out the colours to Eddy Merckx that arrived to the summit to more than 8 minutes, in a French round that Ocaña would have won of not falling in the cabbage of Mentioned. The stage has to serve, as first arrival in high, so that the favourites calibrate his true state of form.
Fifth stage: Gap-Deprive, of 183 kilometres. Wednesday, 2 September
Very beautiful stage by his route, through the fantastic landscapes provenzales, in a day that calls the attention to the velocistas, that will have taken the previous day like a day of training with dorsal.
Sixth stage: Him Teil-Mont Aigoual, of 191 kilometres. Thursday, 3 September
Day of half mountain where the main difficulty roots more in the previous port to put, The Lusette, that in the own ascensión final. The second arrival in high of the career will be slope precisely of the previous step by The Lusette where an attack, with 15 kilometres for the arrival, could complicate a lot the stage where, also, could give the first victorious escape of the career.
Septima Stage: Millau-Lavaur, of 168 kilometres. Friday, 4 September
The antesala of the Pyrenees can be dotted by the wind, that is used to to blow with strength in the month of September and that it can alter a lot this stage that, with windy tranquility, will serve to proclaim a new arrival in mass.
Eighth stage: Cazères-Loundenvielle, of 141 kilometres. Saturday, 5 September
Interestingly the Pyrenees arrive this year without final in high, what supposes a penalty for the mountain range. However, the first of the two stages in these mountains presents with three classical rises Mentioned, Bleat and the Peyresourde, of whose peak to put it there are 10 kilometres of descent. An escape is impresa in the guion of the stage, but will be missing for seeing if somebody, between the favourites, decides to attack and, especially, to play the leather in the final descent.
Ninth stage: Pau-Laruns, of153 kilometres. Sunday, 6 September
The first complete week closes in the Pyrenees with a short and nervous day where the control of the dominant teams can prevent annoying escapes. Hourcère, with 11 kilometres, and Marie-Blanque, of 7,7 kilometres of promotion, are the main difficulties. From the summit of Marie-Blanque, until put, there are 18 kilometres, between descent and flat, that can remove intensity to the day.
10ª stage: Island of Oléron-island of Ré, of 168 kilometres. Tuesday, 8 September
Never up to now two islands had connected arrival and exit in the Tour. It will arrive the stage after the first day of rest. Through beaches, cliffs and a full sea of oysters, the pilot will have to be concerned of the wind and of the ‘fans’, in a day of difficult control of the pilot and where the massive arrival does not seem so clear, although the profile of the stage was flat like the hand.
11ª stage: Châtelaillon beach-Poitiers, of 167,5 kilometres. Wednesday, 9 September
The Tour seems that it want to go in in a period of taut calm with a stage that yes calls to the velocistas in Poitiers and that it has to serve, except surprises, so that the favourites, and those that already have stood out struggling by the general, replace strengths of face to the Macizo Central, the mountains of Swear and the Alpes.
12ª stage: Chauvigny-Sarran, of 218 kilometres. Thursday, 10 September
It is the only stage programmed above the 200 kilometres and that serves for homenajear to the that was French president Jacques Chirac, since in Sarran finds the museum that carries his name. Eye with the short but complicated rise, that designates Salt au May, of alone 3,8 kilometres to 7,7%. If some favourite wants to wrap, that is the place to attack to 26 kilometres of put. Of the contrary, destined day to escape.
13ª stage: Châtel Guyon-Puy Mary, of 191,5 kilometres. Friday, 11 September
Day complicated by the Macizo Central with seven ports and a total of 4.400 metres of ascensión. The Puy Mary is an arrival inédita in an interesting day, with escape of by half, but where the favourites will not be able to neglect neither a metre by roads with a lot of curves and without hardly straight long.
14ª stage: Clermont-Ferrand-Lyon, of 194 kilometres. Saturday, 12 September
It is a day where the profile deceives put that the stage is more complicated of what seems, especially by the last 15 kilometres, that gather a route by the streets of Lyon and with the ascensión to the Croix Rousse, to so alone 5 kilometres of put it.
15ª stage: Lyon-Grand Colombier, of 174,5 kilometres. Sunday, 13 September
Sunday importantísimo in litigates it by the yellow jumper. They arrive the mountains of the Swear and his magic port, the Grand Colombier, all a colossus that rises by three of the four roads that has. Arrival in altitude where the applicants to the general, yes or yes, have to attack between them and some climber prejudiced up to now by the own difficulties of the Tour, has the obligation to recover terrain, or at least show that it is present in the career.
16ª stage: The Tour du Pin-Villard of Lans, of 164 kilometres. Tuesday, 15 September
After the day of rest in Grenoble and surroundings arrives already the time of the Alpes with an initial day in which it stands out the ascensión to Saint Nizier du Moucherotte, previous to the final rise to Villard of Lans. Purportedly it has to be a day proclive to escapes since to anybody happens him careless the two stages that arrive to continuation where the career could remain sight for sentence.
17ª stage: Grenoble-Cabbage of the Loze, of 170 kilometres. Wednesday, 16 September
It is the day, because the one who finish of yellow in the peak of the Loze will have a lot of numbers to win the Tour 2020. It is the day reigns of this year with the hard aperitivo of the famous Madeleine before facing the inédita rise to the Cabbage of the Loze, in the high of the station of ski of Méribel. And, attention, because there are stretches that arrive to 20% of desnivel. The victorious in the peak, therefore, can be the one of the French round.
18ª stage: Méribel-The Roche south Foron, of 175 kilometres. Thursday, 17 September
Another day that it is necessary to mark in red and walk with a lot of care, especially if the Tour has not remained resolved in Méribel put that the day invites to all less to take it calmly and in plan cicloturista. Six ports by the way where stands out the rise to the Plateau give Gliéres, frame of the Aragonese resistance, if of Aragon, guerrilleros republican Spaniards that helped in the fight against the nazi. There it rid an intense battle. And by there they will happen the runners by a road without asphalting.
19ª stage: Bourg in Bresse-Champagnole, of 166,5 kilometres. Friday, 18 September
Supposed truce before the time trial that has to serve so that the favourites recover something of strength in the legs. The teams with velocistas will have to control the pilot but want to that an escape break the plans.
20ª stage: Lure- Iron It give Belles Filles, of 36,2 kilometres. Saturday, 19 September
To half way between time trial and cronoescalada, with the runners that will play put of honour changing of bici before the final rise to Iron It give Belles Filles, the Tour will remain sentenced -if it is not it already before- and the clear-cut podium before the final walk by Paris.
21ª stage: Mantes-Paris, of 122 kilometres. Sunday, 20 September
This year arrive to Paris no only will be a feat for the cyclists, but also for the organisers because of the sanitary situation and the damned pandemia. Until the last turn by the Fields Elíseos (there is eight programmed) the day will serve for homenajear to the winner. Afterwards they will have to be the esprínters those who will take action since the prize no only awards the stage win but the right to go up to the final podium with the image of the Arch of the Triumph to the back.