Rotterdam and The Hague are in the running to co-host the Grand Départ of the 2024 Tour de France. If is pans out the way the two Dutch cities envision, Rotterdam hosts an opening prologue before stage 1 will be an out-and-back stage around The Hague.
If Rotterdam and The Hague are picked, it would be the sixth Grand Départ in the Netherlands in the history of the Tour de France. Amsterdam (1954), Scheveningen (1973), Leiden (1978), Den Bosch (1996), Rotterdam (2010) and Utrecht (2015) hosted the start of the biggest cycling event in the world before. In other words, another Grand Départ in 2024 would be the third time in fifteen years.
If the Big Start in 2024 would not work out, 2025 is alo an option for the two Dutch cities.