2026 Tour de France to begin in Barcelona

It will be the fourth race in five years to start outside of France

Pavel Sivakov attacks in Barcelona at the Volta a Catalunya
Pavel Sivakov attacks in Barcelona at the Volta a Catalunya
(Image credit: Getty Images)

The 2026 men's Tour de France will begin in Barcelona, marking the fourth time in five years that a foreign Grand Départ will take place.

The race's organiser, ASO, announced the news on Tuesday morning at a ceremony in the city with the Mayor of Barcelona, Jaume Collboni.

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Adam Becket
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Adam is Cycling Weekly’s news editor – his greatest love is road racing but as long as he is cycling on tarmac, he's happy. Before joining Cycling Weekly he spent two years writing for Procycling, where he interviewed riders and wrote about racing. He's usually out and about on the roads of Bristol and its surrounds. Before cycling took over his professional life, he covered ecclesiastical matters at the world’s largest Anglican newspaper and politics at Business Insider. Don't ask how that is related to cycling.