After 110 editions concluded at Paris very often has a fairly boring stage promised to sprinters, this Tour de France 2024 offers a breath of fresh air. with a time trial on July 21 in Nice and a final mountain stage the day before. The 20th step will look like this. a stage from Paris-Nice with arrival at the top of the Col de la Couillole. In detail, the stage will start from Nice and will see four climbs in a row: the Col de Braus (10 km to 6, 6%), the Col de Turini (20.7 km at 5.7%), the Col de la Colmiane (7.5 km at 7.1%) then the Col de la Couillole ( 15.7 km at 7.1%), all in "only" 132 km. Enough to shake up the general ranking to a greater extent. 24 hours from arrival.
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The next day, no stroll on the Promenade des Anglais. For the more nostalgic, this will be the first time that the Tour has ended on a time trial since the outcome of 1989 where the Frenchman Laurent Fignon had lost the yellow jersey by eight seconds, the smallest gap in history, against the Frenchman Laurent Fignon. the American Greg Lemond. The stage will take place between Monaco and Nice, a 35 kilometer long route with several climbs such as the Turbie (8.1 km at 5.6%) then a portion of the col d'Eze (1.6km at 8.1%) before the long descent towards the Promenade des Anglais at 8.1%. Nice.
😍 Here are the first 3 stages of the #TDF2024 and its Grand Départ from Florence!
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The second, designed for punchers, will start from Cesenatico and end on a final circuit at the end of the city. Bologna via Imola where Julian Alaphilippe won his first world champion title in 2020. Finally, the third, promised to the sprinters, will go from Plaisance to Paris. Turin. The fourth stage should also take off in Italy and then arrive on French territory.