Stage 1

Wednesday, September 1st, 2021

Stage 1

Timișoara – Deva, 201.5 km

The longest stage

Distance and heat will be the cyclists’ most fierce enemies. This is the longest stage of the 2021 edition. In case of strong wind, the peloton might scatter and the general ranking may shape up from the very first stage.

Stage route

Route Timișoara – Albina – Racovița – Lugoj – Jena – Iaz – Valea Bistrei – Bucova – Sarmisegetuza – Hațeg – Hunedoara – Cristur – Deva

Time schedule

Festive Start Stage 1, Departure to Km 0 – 12:00 – Dan Păltinișanu Stadium, Timișoara
Finish Stage 1 – 17:00 – Deva – Bld. 22 Decembrie intersection with Carpati Street.

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The Bega Canal had been the main freight shipping means in Banat until the second half of the 19th century. Shipping was the easiest means of transport and connected Timişoara to other places in Banat.

Corvin Castle, also known as the Hunyadi Castle or Hunedoara Castle is the medieval fortress of Hunedoara, one of the most important Gothic monuments in Romania. It is considered one of the most beautiful castles in the world, placed among the “top ten fairy-tale destinations in Europe”.

Ulpia Traiana Sarmisegetusa was the capital and the most important military, religious and political centre of the Dacian state before the wars with the Roman Empire. This was the core of a strategic defence system made of six Dacian fortresses in Orăștie Mountains, used by King Decebal for defence against the Romans.

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