The Grand National Riders of the Tour de France is a spectacular event with some of the best athletes in the world taking part. There are several routes for this prestigious road cycle race that takes place over six stages over the country. Each day there are new names and faces announced as the race nears its end. Stage races of this nature are meant to thrill and bring the best cyclists out in the peloton to try and steal the win. Here’s a look at the route and what riders can expect on each of the final stages.
French National Runners Racing
Stage One is the first week of the tour. It is followed by Stage Two which includes the classic Alpine ski resort of Le Pays du Midi, and then the Chulot Noir and Parc des Biches areas. The final day will offer another spectacular day of racing as the riders travel to the town of Chamonix, and the climbers and punters alike get to witness one of the most spectacular Alpine races to be held in France. The podium action is expected to be very competitive between the favourites but it won’t be easy for the sprinters to steal the final big prize.
Stage Two of the grand national 2021 race will include the intermediate and modern roads built by Robert Kaplan in the Alpilles region. These include some of the most demanding hairpin bends and steep climbs that cyclists find difficult to negotiate. Other roads will include tight bends and tight roads with many hairpin turns. This is the perfect area for riders who like the technical challenges of a road race with tight bends and sharp corners. These will be the toughest aspects of the race for the sprinters and it comes as little surprise that sprinters have the most success here.
Stage Three of the grand national runners and riders competition takes place on the third weekend of April. This is the time when the race becomes “Aintree saturday” and the peloton makes its way through the historic towns of Champagne and Bordeaux. Many riders enjoy this part of the tour and those who live in these towns have their own home race on the fourth day. This makes this the perfect weekend for a cycling weekend break for amateur riders and also an opportunity to see if you can move up to the next level.
On the second day of the race takes us through some beautiful countryside. The Thoreau Falls and Trocadero are among the points of interest and riders who like a challenging ride will enjoy passing these waterfalls. Other points of interest include the town of Amboise and the village of St Gervais-sur-Mer. The town of Amboise is well known for being home to the legendary Amboise chefs and some of the finest cheeses in the world and the village of St Gervais-sur-Mer has been a venue for the production of some of the best cheese in the world, which is why it is a popular place for the race.
After passing through the beautiful countryside on the second day the riders will head towards Paris, where they will cross the Seine and meet the Amboise. If weather conditions are fair they will take part in the prestigious Grand Prix de Paris on the right hand side of the river. A variety of events and competitions take place in Paris and the organizers put on a fantastic series of events that attract many competitors from all over the world. One of the most famous events is the Grand Prix de France. Every year several hundred thousands of people from all over the world take part in this competition and there are a number of other highly competitive horse racing events.
On the day of the final event of the Grand National runners and riders travel to the Mont Saint Michel. The Yala River joins the Amboise and they both use the same bridges to cross the river. In the past the Yala had been a part of the French polo team but this was lost when the Polo Club decided to switch to another sport. However, the Yala is now considered a member of the French polo team.
The first four stages of the race are all held on April. There is then a short sprint to the end of the day and the riders are also involved in an exciting game of race dog. The dogs are trained for the purpose of winning and they do quite well. At the end of the race the winner is chosen and the four starters for the final stage of the race are: The Yala, The Bezan, The Courier and The Fionn. As you can see this is an exciting race that requires the riders to move quickly and to have good form.