Tour de France in Denmark
Tour de France in Denmark 2021
The World´s greatest bicycle race, the Tour de France, is coming to Denmark in 2021. It is decided that the first 3 stages of the race will take place beginning of July.
The so called Grand Depart - the official start of the Tour - will be shot off in Copenhagen in the shape of a time trial of 13 km. Furthermore a 190 km stage is planned from Roskilde passing the bridge over the Great Belt to Nyborg on island Funen and finally a stage of 170 km starting in Vejle and ending in Sønderborg near the Danish-German border
The Tour de France on Danish soil will be the greatest sport event ever in Denmark.
The exact routes for the 3 stages are not planned yet, but the time trial in Copenhagen will start at H.C. Andersen´s Bouleward and have the final line on Rådhuspladsen in the very center of Copenhagen. The route is expected to pass a number of historic sites, among them the royal castle Amalienborg Slotsplads, Nyhavn and the site of the Danish parliament, Christiansborg.
The route from Roskilde to Nyborg, taking place on the 3rd July 2021, involves the 18 km passing the famous bridge over the Great Belt. That has been a special wish from the French organizers of Tour de France, since hard crosswinds on the bridge are to be expected, potentially causing shifts in the general rankings due to the chances of outbreaks.
The 3rd route on the 4th of July - especially interesting seen from an Egtved Camping perspective - has its start in nearby Vejle and is passing the famous Jellingstenene. The final line will be in Sønderborg in the southern part of Jutland.
Behind the Danish Grand Depart stands a consortium of Erhvervsministeriet, Københavns Kommune, Roskilde Kommune, Nyborg Kommune, Vejle Kommune, Sønderborg Kommune, Sport Event Denmark, Region Hovedstaden, Region Sjælland, Region Syddanmark and Wonderful Copenhagen.
Tour de France is being broadcasted in 190 countries and has app. 3.5 billion viewers during the entire race. In Denmark more than 900.000 spectators are expected to watch the 3 stages.
Så er det helt officielt: Tour de France kommer til #KBH og Danmark i 2021! #KBH er kåret som verdens bedste cykelby, så nu glæder vi os til at tage imod verdens største cykelløb. Se de tre danske etaper her. #dkmedier #TourstartDK #TDF2021 @tourstartdk pic.twitter.com/bsxC8RnD0n
— Københavns Kommune (@koebenhavner) February 21, 2019