Edition 107 of the Tour de France is set to start in Nice on the Côte d’Azur in the South of France. The town in the highly picturesque Provence region will host its second Grand Départ, having previously seen the race set off in 1981 with a Bernard Hinault prologue victory. It will be the 36th time that La Grande Boucle visits Nice. The first inclusion was in 1906 and the latest in 2013, when Orica-GreenEdge won a TTT and Simon Gerrans took the yellow jersey.
No details in terms of the route of the 2020 Grand Départ have been unveiled. The famous Col d’Èze and a finish on the Promenade des Anglais on the Mediterranean waterfront are likely to be included. Furthermore, there’s hilly terrain to be found just inland, which should make for compelling racing in the 2020 Tour de France’s first days of action.
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