Tour de France 2021: The 8 fastest sprinters to watch

Stage 11 of the 2020 Tour de France
Stage 11 of the 2020 Tour de France (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

The 2021 Tour de France kicks off on Saturday and, while much of the discussion ahead of the race has centred on the likes of Tadej Pogačar, Primož Roglič and the other GC contenders, there will be plenty more going on beyond the battle for yellow over the next three weeks.

A major storyline set to begin early on, and run through the race, is the competition for sprint supremacy and the green points jersey. A possible eight flat sprint stages are scattered throughout the three weeks, with the first coming on stage 3 and the finale coming on the Champs-Élysées on July 18.

Thank you for reading 5 articles in the past 30 days*

Join now for unlimited access

Enjoy your first month for just £1 / $1 / €1

*Read any 5 articles for free in each 30-day period, this automatically resets

After your trial you will be billed £4.99 $7.99 €5.99 per month, cancel anytime. Or sign up for one year for just £49 $79 €59

Join now for unlimited access

Try your first month for just £1 / $1 / €1

Dani Ostanek
Senior News Writer

Dani Ostanek is Senior News Writer at Cyclingnews, having joined in 2017 as a freelance contributor and later being hired full-time. Prior to joining the team, they had written for numerous major publications in the cycling world, including CyclingWeekly and Rouleur.


Dani has reported from the world's top races, including the Tour de France, World Championships, and the spring Classics. They have interviewed many of the sport's biggest stars, including Mathieu van der Poel, Remco Evenepoel, Demi Vollering, and Anna van der Breggen.


As well as original reporting, news and feature writing, and production work, Dani also oversees How to Watch guides and works on The Leadout newsletter throughout the season. Their favourite races are Strade Bianche and Paris-Roubaix and their favourite published article is from the 2024 edition of the latter: 'Unless I'm in an ambulance, I'm finishing this race' – Cyrus Monk, the last man home at Paris-Roubaix