2021 Tour de France
The 2021 Tour de France was the 108th event held. The tour dates were changed so they did not clash with the Olympic Games. The event was held on 26 June to 18 July 2021.
The Grand Départ for the 2021 Tour de France was originally planned for the Danish capital of Copenhagen, but was transferred to Brittany due the coronavirus pandemic. This would have been the first time the Tour de France had visited Denmark. They will get that chance in 2022.
There were 23 teams which took part. The race was won for the second consecutive year by Tadej Pogačar of UAE Team Emirates, becoming the youngest rider to win the Tour twice. Second was Jonas Vingegaard of Denmark riding for Team Jumbo–Visma, and third Richard Carapaz of Ecuador riding in the Ineos Grenadiers team.
- Tadej Pogačar became the youngest rider to win the Tour twice
- In addition to the general classification, Pogačar won the mountains and young rider classifications, repeating his result from last year. He is the only rider to ever win these three classifications simultaneously, and no he has done it twice.
- Third placed Richard Carapaz of Ineos Grenadiers was the first Ecuadorian to finish on the podium in the Tour de France.