It’s Tour de France time!

What we’re looking forward to in this year’s race

It’s Tour time again when the Red Kite Cycles team follow the highs, lows and dramas of this iconic race. Not being ones to hold back, the team shared their thoughts ahead of the Grand Depart in Copenhagen.

Nathan (Sales Team):  My love of cycling comes from the Tour. I’ve watched coverage religiously since I was 10 and Bradley Wiggins won. My favourite stages are the time trials – I love seeing the state-of-the-art bikes. 

Jake (Sales Team): I like the drama of races when things go wrong, like in 2019 when the bad weather meant a stage had to be cancelled half way through. It was chaos and very entertaining! I reckon Pogacar (UAE) will win this year.

Duncan (Workshop Co-ordinator): I grew up watching the Tour with my Dad. Each summer I go to France and ride one of the big climbs just for the experience. Roglic (Jumbo-Vista) is a rider to watch, he’s so determined to win. Geraint Thomas (Ineos) is on good form too.

Nic (Sales Team): I loved watching Marco Pantani riding the Tour in the late eighties, when I was a kid. There was so much passion and romance in the race back then. Back in the day there was more flamboyant attacking. I’m looking forward to seeing Van Aert (Jumbo-Visma) this year, he may well lead a breakaway in the mountains. 

Dan (Sales Team): This year it’s all about how Covid could mess things up. If a whole team goes down with it, you might get a random winner. I’m looking forward to the section on cobbles and the three stages in Denmark could be interesting, particularly the 16 kilometre bridge with strong crosswinds.

Steve (Bike Builder): It’s the best race in the world. Eddie Merckx is my hero, the way he went about his 34 stage wins was just phenomenal. It’s a shame Mark Cavendish hasn’t got the chance to try and defend his title this year and beat Merckx’s record. I reckon Geraint Thomas and Roglic could tease people. There are some phenomenal riders. 

How to watch it:

ITV4 will be showing daily live coverage from all 21 stages of the Tour as well as evening highlights at 7pm. 

Eurosport will be providing extensive live coverage of all 21 stages as well as evening highlights. Most digital television packages will provide Eurosport for free. 

Additionally, the racing will be shown live on ITV Hub.