The Tour de France starts on July 1st – in Spain. The most important questions and answers about the biggest cycling tour of the year.
21 stages, 22 teams and 176 riders: The Tour de France is the most important tour of the year.
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When does the Tour de France take place?
The Tour de France starts on July 1st in Bilbao and ends on July 23rd on the Champs-Élysées in Paris. The fact that the most important tour starts abroad is not new. The Tour de France has also started in Germany, Luxembourg, Belgium, the Netherlands, Great Britain, Ireland and Spain in the past. The tour started in Basel in 1982 and in Denmark last year.