The stage of the Tour de France 2020 will take place in Nice. This is the first time a departure city has been chosen to host the Grand cyclo.
The Tour de France 2020 will leave Nice on June 27 for two stages around the capital of the Riviera (the third starting from the Allianz Riviera).
Before knowing the rest of the course, which will be unveiled Tuesday, October 15 in Paris, this Thursday morning, Christian Estrosi, the Mayor of Nice, and Yann Le Moënner, the general manager of ASO, announced that the Etape du Tour, which hosts each year more than 15,000 cyclosportives, will take place in the Alpes-Maritimes, Sunday, July 5.
It will resume the route of the second leg which passes through La Colmiane, the Turini and Eze, or 177 km.
Moreover, Bernard Thevenet, double winner of the Tour (1975-77), will be the godfather of this edition. “Nice is a city that is close to my heart because for me it’s the start of the stage Nice-Pra Loup, where I take the yellow jersey to Eddy Merckx, and I kept to Paris (1975).”