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The Tour de France 2020 will have its Grand Départ in Nice

Added: monday 12 March 2018 at 22:34:00
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    The Tour de France 2020 will have its Grand Départ in NiceThe day after the finish of Paris-Nice 2018 in Nice, Amaury Sport Organisation, the organisor of Paris-Nice and of the Tour de France, has officially announced that the Grand Départ of the Tour de France 2020 will take place in the same city in the south of France and in the cities of its metropolis Nice Côte d'Azur (49 cities and towns).

    The "Grande Boucle" turns back to Nice 7 years after its last visit, for its 2nd "Grand Départ"!

    It was already 7 years ago that the Tour de France stopped in Nice. A stop with a team time trial (won by the Orica-GreenEDGE team, see the photos), the day after the transfer to the main land for the 100th Tour which had its "Grand Départ" on Corsica in 2013.

    It will be the second time that Nice receives the Tour for a "Grand Départ", after the first one in 1981, but already the 37th time that the race goes there.

    As the organisor shows in the promo video of this "Grand Départ", stage victories in Nice have often been a sign of a future victory in the race:

    The start will take place on Saturday 27 June 2020, most probably in Nice, but the programme of the "Grand Départ", which still remains to be presented, will also visit some others of the 49 towns of the Metropolis Nice Côte d'Azur. Not surprising that Christian Estrosi, Mayor of Nice and President of the metropolis, indicates that Nice offers an exceptional playfield for cyclists, from the Promenade des Anglais way up to the highest climbs of the Mercantour area ... a terrain with a rich relief which starts of this 107th edition of the "Grande Boucle" in the best possible way.

    Orica-GreenEDGE in Nice

    Nice Nice

    by Thomas Vergouwen
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Currently 2 comments!
  1. J'attends de voir les infos plus precises sur les premiers jours de course, mais je reste prudent. Le terrain de jeu du cote de Nice est prometteur mais on se souvient que le depart de Monaco avait ensuite propose un profil totalement plat ou presque, et avait evite toutes les difficultes possibles de la region. C'est une constante assez triste ces dernieres annees. Partir de Liege sans faire une belle etape vallonnee, partir de Monaco en esquivant le relief, etc....

    | Yoshi45 | monday 19 March 2018 at 17:38:15

  2. Disons qu'à minima je vois mal un départ de Nice sans monter au Col d'Eze ou à la Turbie mais bon.....

    | Pierre LACOUE | friday 23 March 2018 at 13:49:16

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