Tour de France riders cycle through the Pyrenees during the 2016 competition. The annual race is a visual feast, almost as much about the scenery as it is about the racing. Photo: Steve Thomas
Tour de France riders cycle through the Pyrenees during the 2016 competition. The annual race is a visual feast, almost as much about the scenery as it is about the racing. Photo: Steve Thomas

Tour de France 2020: watch it for views of French countryside alone – the cycling is a sideshow

  • This year’s Tour de France should get underway on August 29 and is particularly important for professional teams struggling due to Covid-19
  • Viewers can see Nice, the French Riviera, Provence, the Alps, the Pyrenees and the Champs Élysées in all their glory

Tour de France riders cycle through the Pyrenees during the 2016 competition. The annual race is a visual feast, almost as much about the scenery as it is about the racing. Photo: Steve Thomas
Tour de France riders cycle through the Pyrenees during the 2016 competition. The annual race is a visual feast, almost as much about the scenery as it is about the racing. Photo: Steve Thomas
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