The arrival of the 2024 edition in Nice

Aurélie SACCHELLI, Media365, published on Wednesday November 30, 2022 at 2:21 p.m.

Le Parisien confirms this Wednesday the rumors released in June in Italy: the Tour de France 2024 will not end on the Champs-Elysées but in Nice. A press conference will also be held Thursday in the city of Alpes-Maritimes.

The year 2024 will be unlike any other in the world of French sport, due to the holding of the Summer Olympics in Paris for the first time in 100 years. And the Tour de France, another monument of world sport, will suffer the consequences. Almost six months after the first rumors came out in The Gazzetta dello Sport (which belongs to the RCS group, organizer of the Giro), The Parisian confirms this Wednesday that the arrival of the Tour de France 2024 will be held in Nice, and not on the Champs-Elysées as has been the tradition for several decades. A press conference will also be held Thursday at the Town Hall of the Alpes-Maritimes prefecture with the director of the Grande Boucle Christian Prudhomme and the mayor of the city Christian Estrosi. For logistical and security reasons, it was impossible to organize the arrival of the 2024 edition on the Champs on July 21, five days before the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games, along the Seine. It will therefore only be the third time that the biggest race in the world will not arrive in Paris, after the first two editions (1903 and 1904), which ended in Ville d’Avray, in the Hauts-de-Seine. . Then, the riders arrived at the Cipale velodrome (in the Bois de Vincennes) and in the former Parc des Princes, before the Champs-Elysées became a legendary finish from 1975.

The 2024 Tour will depart from Florence

Why did you choose Nice? According The Parisianthis is a dismissal from the organizers of the Tour to the city, which had accepted without hesitation to postpone the Grand Départ of the Tour de France 2020 from June 27 to August 29 (in the rain, Thibaut Pinot remember it well…), due to the coronavirus pandemic. Many tourists had already left the city by then and the economic benefits had therefore been fewer than expected. The rest of the route will be unveiled in full in October 2023, but we already know (even if ASO has not yet made it official) that the Tour will start from Florence, with three stages in Italy to start.

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