The Tour de France 2024 will not end in Paris: Nice will host the final ‘chrono’


The Tour de France this Thursday confirmed a piece of information that had appeared in recent days and reached extreme force: After 110 editions, the gala round of 2024 will not even end in Paris or around the French capital. Nice will host the race finish for the first time and will also host a time trial certainly

The busy summer that awaits the city of Paris has brought a change in effect to one of France’s emblematic events. The Tour, which will take place from June 29 to July 21, 2024moving to the finish line and podium on the Côte d’Azur so as not to overload Paris with events of the highest relevance.

The French capital will experience the start of the Olympic Games on July 26, 2024, just five days after the Tour. They will run until August 11. This situation has caused the organization and the French authorities to decide to find an alternative purpose for the cycling race with the aim of being able to offer more security and organization to both event.

But the move of purpose from Paris to Nice is not the only novelty. Just as important, or more so, is that fact the final stage of the 2024 Tour de France is an individual time trial. In this way, the Tour will end in a duel against the clock for the first time in thirty-five years, after the painful final between Greg LeMond and Laurent Fignon in 1989.

The twenty-first and final stage will not be the only one that Nice will host in that 2024 edition. The penultimate will also take place in the city and its surroundings, with a route that has not yet been detailed but will take advantage of the area’s mountainous landscape. Thus, the city will host two main stages for the resolution of the 2024 Tour.

After the Tour de France 2023 route was announced a few days ago, the dates and this finish of the race in Nice will be the first news to be released facing the 2024 edition. Therefore, after confirming the alternative ending for the first time after more than a century of racing, It remains to be seen if the organization will also choose to give prominence to Paris in other test staysbecause the start in Italy is planned, or if, on the contrary, the 2024 Tour will not pass through the capital.

Source: La Verdad


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