Corona also left its mark on the Tour de France. Two months after the originally planned start, the Tour de France will start this year from August 29, 2020. The cyclists will be rolling through France for three weeks at the world’s largest bike race. We’ll tell you what will be the highlight stages of Tour 2020, where you can watch the “Big Loop” live on TV in Germany, who are the favorites for the yellow jersey and of course we also look at the odds for the Tour de France 2020.
Facts about the Tour de France 2020
- For the first time since World War II, there is no Tour de France in July
- Start on 29.08.2020 in Nice
- Finish on September 20, 2020 in Paris
- The route runs mainly through the southern half of France
- In 2020, no other country than France will host the Tour de France
Tour de France 2020 route: 21 stages
The total distance of the tour is 3,470 kilometers (21 racing days) this year. The Tour de France 2020 route is 105 kilometers longer than that of the Tour 2019, at the end of which the Colombian Egan Bernal was at the top of the podium. The Grand Départ, the start of this year’s tour, will take place on Saturday, August 29 in Nice, southern France.
As always, the stages with mountain arrivals promise the greatest tension: This year there are eight mountain stages, four of which end with mountain arrival. Of course, the route of the Tour de France 2020 also leads this year over the Alps (including Col de la Loze and Col de la Madeleine) and the Pyrenees (including Col de la Hourcère), but also through the Massif Central. There are also nine flat stages, three hilly stages and a single time trial. Twelve stage cities are in the program for the first time, including the Grand Colombier, destination of the 15th stage. There are also two rest days. As always, the final stage leads over the Champs-Elysées in Paris, which will be reached on September 20.
Tour de France 2020: teams, drivers and favorites
176 drivers, spread across 22 teams, will compete in the 2020 Tour de France. The French racing team ProTeams Arkéa-Samsic and the first team B&B Hotels-Vital Concept received wildcards. From Germany, the teams Sunweb and Bora-Hansgrohe take part. Last year’s winner Egan Bernal (Team INEOS, formerly Sky) took the title favorite. His teammate and tour winner from 2018, Geraint Thomas, should also be at the front again.
In the fight for the yellow jersey, four-time tour winner Chris Froome (also Team INEOS) should have a say. The Brit is fit again after his serious fall in summer 2019 and said: I want to win the tour for the fifth time. INEOS is once again the strongest team. However, other drivers can at least calculate the chances of being on the podium in Paris. There are Thibaut Pinot, Romain Bardet, Nairo Quintana, Primoz Roglic, Steven Kruijswijk and Tom Dumoulin.
Tour de France live on TV
Cycling enthusiasts have never been so sure in recent years where and to what extent the Tour de France is reported. The doping escapades caused a huge damage to the image, which is why ARD and ZDF only started extensive live reporting a few years ago. Broadcasting has also been standard for the Eurosport division in recent years.
The Tour de France on TV will definitely be live on Eurosport in 2020. The broadcaster, whose headquarters are in Paris, will start with the experts Jens Voigt, Rolf Aldag and Bernhard Eisel. The extent to which ARD and ZDF are reporting live from the “Big Loop” this year is not yet clear. Happy customer for all DAZN subscribers in Germany and Austria: The streaming provider will offer you the TDF live in the stream (Eurosport signal).
Tour de France betting: these are the odds for 2020
Sports betting on the Tour de France? You are at the right place at Tipster! Our bookies see last year’s winner Egan Bernal (Team INEOS) as the top favorite for the overall victory: odds of 3.6 for the Colombian. It is followed by Primoz Roglic (Team Jumbo-Visma) with an overall win rate of 6.2 – closely followed by Chris Froome (Team INEOS) with a rate of 6.5.
Emanuel Buchmann (Team Bora-Hansgrohe) is quoted as currently the most promising German driver: Tipster gives 35.0 when Buchmann rolls across the finish line with the Maillot Jaune in Paris.
We hope you enjoy tracking and betting the Tour de France 2020!