If you’re hotly anticipating the chance to grab some lycra and jump aboard the finest two-wheeled machines known to man, then NACON and Cyanide’s Tour de France 2021 will no doubt be at the top of your wishlist. This year though the game promises more than the norm, with a newly redesigned My Tour mode letting you explore your creative side.
Tour de France 2021 will be coming to Xbox One, PS4 and PC through Steam on June 3rd 2021, with Xbox Series X|S and PS5 optimised editions rolling out a little later down the line. And when it does arrive, you’ll not just get the chance to take in the official route of this year’s biggest of grand tours, nor will you be able to ride it in style with the riders and teams from the real-world. Nope, TDF 2021 will let you get fully immersed in the pro peloton with a more personalised My Tour.
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My Tour for 2021 will give you the chance to create your very own race, selecting from no less than 89 stages, before putting them together and enjoying the scenery. Time trials will be options – much like the Giro d’italia has kicked off with this year – but then you can follow that up with a route from the one day classics if you so wish. Where you decide to throw in the mountain stages, and how you break things up with a rest day or a tempo ride for the GC to work their magic, is all dictated by your good self. You shouldn’t forget a full out sprint stage too.
Further to that, Tour de France 2021 will let you edit the stats of the greatest riders and teams, saving them in no less than three databases. This will allow for further difficulty tunings as you work with the likes of Jumbo-Vismo, the Ineos Grenadiers or even the Groupama- FDJ team to ensure that your ride is how you want it.
With Tour de France 2021 already being confirmed to expand on the features and improvements front over those games which have come before it – mostly with new mechanics, a more realistic behaviour of the peloton and additional equipment – the hopes are high for how NACON and Cyanide deliver.
We’ll be sure to remind you when that June 3rd launch day rolls into play. For now though, check out the latest trailer which gives a little more insight into how Tour de France 2021’s My Tour will sit.