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The Grand Départ of the Tour de France 2020 in detail: the 2 first stages on Open Street Maps with a main role for Nice

Added: saturday 05 October 2019 at 20:58:00
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    The Grand Départ of the Tour de France 2020 in detail: the 2 first stages on Open Street Maps with a main role for NiceWhile the full Tour de France 2020 race route will only be announced on 15 October and even though this website already provides you loads of informations about the Tour de France 2020 race route based on rumours, velowire.com now exclusively allows you to discover in detail the two stages which make up the Grand Départ of the 107th Tour de France in Nice, in detail on Open Street Maps.

    The Grand Départ of the Tour de France 2020 in Nice - the detailed race route of the two first stages

    The programme of the Grand Départ of the Tour de France 2020 starts right from Wednesday 24 June 2020 when the permanence and press center open in the Palais des Congrès et des Expositions Nice Acropolis. The next day, it will be the turn to the teams presentation which will take place on the Place Masséna in the city center of Nice.

    Up to the two stages starting and finishing in Nice on Saturday and Sunday, before the start of the 3rd stage from the Allianz Riviera stadium on Monday.

    1/ Saturday 27 June 2020 - Nice > Nice - 170 km

    This very first stage of the Tour de France 2020, starting in Nice and finishing in Nice as well, is referenced by Amaury Sport Organisation (A.S.O., the organisor of the Tour de France) as the Nice "midlands" stage. The format of this stage is quite exceptional for a Tour stage.

    Indeed, the race route is made up of 2 laps of a short circuit north of Nice, via Aspremont before turning towards Castagniers and following the Var river to get back to Nice, and a big circuit which is done once, still north of Nice but which goes up more north than Aspremont, up to Levens before it gets back down south towards La Roquette-sur-Var, Saint-Martin-du-Var and les Moulins, from where the riders go back down south following the same roads as for the first 2 laps, down till the finish in Nice.

    Two crossings of the finish line will thus precede the one where the stage victory will be decided, maybe in a bunch sprint (the last 25 kilometers of the big circuit are flat) or not?

    Hereunder you'll find the time- and route schedule, the stage profile and the race route on Open Street Maps for this stage. Click on the images to open them.
    The profile of the first stage of the Tour de France 2020 The map with the race route of the first stage of the Tour de France 2020 on Open Street Maps

    1/ Nice > Nice

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    2/ Sunday 28 June 2020 - Nice > Nice - 190 km

    The second stage of the Tour de France 2020 will also start in Nice and finish in Nice as well, and it's referenced to by Amaury Sport Organisation as the Nice "highlands" stage. This stage goes off in the opposite direction from the first one (westwards and then north instead of leaving east and north as for the first stage) and goes up way above Levens in the area above Nice. It is indeed only close to Rimplas that the race route of this second stage turns east, to go find the climb of the Col de la Colmiane at 1,500 meters altitude (which is also known as the Col Saint-Martin and which was previously climbed in the Tour de France in 1973 and in 1975 and which was on the programme of the 7th stage of Paris-Nice in 2017). Via Saint-Martin-Vésubie the riders then start their way back to Nice via La Bollène-Vésubie and the Col de Turini. Getting close to Nice, the riders will continue their trip and the stage ends in the same way as what we are used to see in Paris-Nice: on the Col des Quatre Chemins they first take the road which brings them to the Col d'Eze before they get back there because, after a first crossing of the finish line, they'll take one of the 3 other roads, to go back towards Nice and its famous Promenade des Anglais where we'll know who's the winner of this second stage of the Tour de France 2020. We'll also see who are the riders who lose time right from this second stage or, as the organisor of the race says: the first losers will already be noticed!

    Taking a look at the profile of this stage, it is most probably that it will lead to a change in the general classification and thus to the one who's wearing the Maillot Jaune or yellow jersey!

    Hereunder you'll find the time- and route schedule, the stage profile and the race route on Open Street Maps for this stage. Click on the images to open them.
    The profile of the second stage of the Tour de France 2020 The map with the race route of the second stage of the Tour de France 2020 on Open Street Maps

    2/ Nice > Nice

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    3/ Nice > ???

    The 3rd stage will also start in Nice, more precisely from the Allianz Riviera stadium and this start is thus now also part of the Grand Départ of the Tour de France 2020.

    For the rest of the Tour 2020 race route, you can for now check the rumours about the Tour de France 2020 race route.

    by Thomas Vergouwen
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