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2021 Tour de France: Cyclingnews' countdown collection

The 2021 Tour de France is almost upon us
The 2021 Tour de France is almost upon us (Image credit: Getty Images)

The 2021 Tour de France is almost upon us and, as ever, Cyclingnews is counting down the days with a series of special features to build up to the Grand Départ on Saturday, June 26. Links to all these features can be found below. 

We'll update this page with all the features as they go up, so keep it bookmarked and you won't miss a thing.

Our 10-day countdown began on Wednesday with our bumper race preview, giving you the essential lowdown on the talking points, contenders, route, and even the timings of each of the 21 stages. 

Each European morning, we're publishing a special feature to build up to the race, but that's not all. Throughout the day we'll have more exclusive in-depth content, from rider interviews and blogs to retro features and analysis pieces, as well as all the latest news from France.

The main countdown

More exclusive pre-Tour content

The biggest pre-Tour news stories


As Deputy European Editor, Patrick is responsible for Cyclingnews' long-form and in-depth output. Patrick joined Cyclingnews in 2015 as a staff writer after a work experience stint that included making tea and being sent to the Tour de Langkawi. Prior to that, he studied French and Spanish at university and went on to train as a journalist. Rides his bike to work but more comfortable on a football pitch.