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Tour de France moves 2021 Grand Départ from Copenhagen to Brittany

Egan Bernal of Colombia competes on the Champs-Elysees avenue during the Paris Champs-Elysees stage of the 2019 Tour de France (Photo by Mustafa Yalcin/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)

Tour de France operator Amaury Sports Organisation has announced the town of Brest, Brittany as the official starting point for next year’s race, replacing the Danish capital of Copenhagen.

All four of the opening stages will take place in the region between June 26–29, with the full route to be finalised on October 29 this year. Brittany had previously been in discussions with ASO to host the 2022 edition, though no plans had been finalised. It was also linked with bids for 2024 and 2025.

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