Well, this one came out of left field, although I guess if I’d paid attention to dates, the question might have popped up – the 2024 Tour de France, for the first time ever, will not finish in Ville d’Avray, the Parc des Princes or Vincennes vélodromes, or the Champs Elysée, i.e. Paris. The reason for the change is to avoid the run-up to the Paris Olympics, which start a week later.
ASO has chosen a place as far from Paris as you can get and still be in France – Nice. There’ll be two stages: Stage 20, which will be a Paris-Nice-esque loop through the hinterlands, and – check this out – an individual time trial around Nice for the final stage.
Nice is in the neighborhood, so I suppose I should get a hotel booked now.
9 thoughts on “Tour de France 2024: A Nice Change”
Do you mind sharing your hotel? I might join
If Shoko is not in the room with me, you are my first choice, promise!
Is this news? I know there was a presentation this morning in Nice about it but it’s been general knowledge for quite some time though not the route of the two stages.
Certainly news to me.
Okay but it wasn’t news to any cyclist on Cote d’Azur
or you just stay with me…
I wasn’t fishing for that, but it’s a fine idea!
Actually, it’s a nice gift to Nice as the 3 days that were supposed to be there at the start of the Tour 2 years ago in 2020 were unfortunately abbreviated due to the pandemic. So I’m looking forward to it.
I was thinking about that, too. I wonder if they’ll get their Etape du Tour in 2024, too? Maybe we’ll finally meet again in a year and a half.