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2021 Tour de France countdown: 1 day to go – Live

All the latest news in the build-up to the 2021 Tour de France


Hello and welcome to today's live coverage as we count down to the start of the 2021 Tour de France.

More news and press conference quotes to come today, the final day before the Tour kicks off in Brest.

Of course, the team presentation was yesterday. Alpecin-Fenix sported an eye-catching look, but the kit was a one-off for the presentation, unfortunately.

Mathieu van der Poel rocks Poulidor-inspired kit for Tour de France presentation

Alpecin-Fenix Mathieu van der Poel Poulidor

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Meanwhile, here's our gallery from the team presentation.

There could be up to a possible eight flat sprint stages at this year's Tour and there are plenty of big names to contest them all.

Check out out look at the 8 fastest sprinters at the Tour (as well as several honourable mentions)

POITIERS, FRANCE - SEPTEMBER 09: Sprint / Arrival / Caleb Ewan of Australia and Team Lotto Soudal / Sam Bennett of Ireland and Team Deceuninck - Quick-Step Green Points Jersey / Peter Sagan of Slovakia and Team Bora - Hansgrohe / Wout Van Aert of Belgium and Team Jumbo - Visma / Bryan Coquard of France and Team B&B Hotels - Vital Concept / Mads Pedersen of Denmark and Team Trek - Segafredo / Matteo Trentin of Italy and CCC Team / Clement Venturini of France and Team Ag2R La Mondiale / during the 107th Tour de France 2020, Stage 11 a 167,5km stage from Chatelaillon-Plage to Poitiers / #TDF2020 / @LeTour / on September 09, 2020 in Poitiers, France. (Photo by Thibault Camus - Pool/Getty Images)

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Ineos Grenadiers switch to sponsor-incorrect Princeton Carbonworks wheels at Tour de France

With the new lighter Pinarello Dogma F, team swap from Lightweight Meilensteins to new hoops

Tour de France: New national champions kits on show

Sagan, Van Aert, Colbrelli and more fly the flags for their countries

Tour de France 2021 - 108th Edition - Teams Presentation - Brest - 24/07/2021 - Sonny Colbrelli (ITA - Bahrain Victorious) - photo Luca Bettini/BettiniPhoto©2021

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Why are Jumbo Visma using blue tyres at the Tour de France?

Jumbo Visma Blue Tyres

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A look at the Tour de France start list, now updated with bib numbers for all 184 riders.

Peter Sagan looks to expand his Tour de France limits with further success

'I always try to do my best because if you do that then the good things keep coming'


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Ben O'Connor blog: A Tour de France debut and a new lease of life

Our new blogger talks karma, stereotypes, regrets, language barriers and his hopes for the next three weeks

8 riders to watch at La Course by Le Tour de France 2021

Deignan ready to defend as Vos vies for 3rd victory while Vollering, Brown and Niewiadoma try to add names to win list

La Course 2020

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Tao Geoghegan Hart: I want to use my privileged position to speak out

British rider welcomes the return of a women's Tour de France as he continues to use his platform to inspire change

Peter Sagan launches Disruption: His latest Specialized collection

Sagan channels 1970s glamour as Specialized unveils the latest products from Disruption, the fifth Sagan collection

Sagan collection

(Image credit: Specialized)

Tour de France 2021: Stage 1 finish offers perfect battleground for puncheurs - Preview

Opening day could play out like Classics race for Van der Poel, Van Aert, Sagan and Alaphilippe

Ronde van Vlaanderen 2021 - Tour of Flanders - 105th Edition - Antwerp - Oudenaarde 263,7 km - 04/04/2021 - Wout Van Aert (BEL - Jumbo - Visma) - Mathieu Van Der Poel (NED - Alpecin-Fenix) - photo Nico Vereecken/PN/BettiniPhoto©2021

(Image credit: Bettini Photo)