It will be the first end of the Tour away from Paris and without a ‘walk’ on the Champs-Élysées
MADRID, Dec. 1 (.) –
The 2024 Tour de France will not end in Paris and with the historic final ride on the Champs-Élysées, but will end in Nice and with an individual time trial that could change the overall final of the French round, which for the first time will end far from the capital from the country.
“After 110 editions concluded in the Parc des Princes, the Cipale velodrome in the Bois de Vincennes or on the avenue des Champs-Élysées, the Tour de France will end far from Paris for the first time in 2024, with stage 21 in Nice. on July 21”, announced the Tour de France.
It will also be the first time in 35 years that the Tour ends with a time trial, after Greg LeMond beat Laurent Fignon and snatched the yellow jersey. In 2024, something similar could happen since the last stage will also be the last battle, in the streets of Nice.
Historically, the Tour de France ends on the Champs-Élysées, as it will be in a 2023 edition that will start in the Basque Country. In 2024, however, this tradition will be broken – with exceptions in the past with finals at the Parc des Princes or the aforementioned velodrome – and Nice will be the venue for the great final party. The first away from the capital.
Nice, capital of the beautiful French Côte d’Azur, was already on the Tour program in 1906, hosted the ‘Grand Départ’ (official start) in 1981 and again in 2020. In addition, it is the leading city of the Paris- Nice since 1933.
This new goal, conditioned by the logistical imperatives that will block the Champs-Élysées a few days before the start of the 2024 Paris Olympic Games, is accompanied by an individual time trial yet to be specified.
In addition, the peloton will arrive in Nice on July 20 for the penultimate stage, the last in line, around the capital of the Alpes-Maritimes, in a stage that is expected to be fast and nervous, as those of the Paris-Nice.