Cycling-Friendly Copenhagen Welcomes Tour de France

By Community | February 22, 2019

Copenhagen will host the start of the Tour de France in 2021 in a first for Denmark, and city officials say it will be the biggest sports event ever held in the country.

The opening stage on July 2 two years from now will be a 13-kilometre time trial around Copenhagen.

This will be followed by a 190-kilometre route from Roskilde to Nyborg and then a 170-kilometre stage from Vejle to Sønderborg on the following day.

Copenhagen Mayor Frank Jensen said: “It is a tremendous honour to host the Grand Départ of the Tour de France in 2021. The best cycling city in the world welcomes the greatest cycling race in the world.

“The Grand Depart in 2021 will be the biggest sporting event ever held in Denmark.”

“We look forward to celebrating together and showing the world our passion: the Tour de France and our unique bicycling culture.”

Check out this welcoming video from Copenhagen, which Lonely Planet named as the most cycling-friendly city in the world.