The Tour de France will not end in Paris for the first time in 110 editions |  Tweet

The 2024 edition of the Tour de France will end the July 21 in the city of Nice and with a time trial stageas announced by the organization on Thursday, thus confirming the rumors that Paris would not host the final of the test due to Olympic Games.

After 110 editions ending in the mythical Champs Elyseesthe proximity with the Olympics Paris 2024to begin on July 26, has caused the organization to opt for dispense with the capital for that edition.

The presence of the Games created “logistical imperatives” that made the capital discard, above all due to the Champs Elysees blockade several days prior to the inauguration, the organization explained in a statement.

The ending chosen will be in Niceother city ​​of great cycling traditionand it has also been decided to return interest to the last day with a time trial What can be decisive for the final classification.

In 1989 the American Greg LeMond snatched the final victory from the French laurent fignon in a time trial on the final day, which allowed him crowned in the Tour by the second smallest margin in history of the test, with only eight seconds.

The Tour de France will arrive July 20 to the Nice area (south-eastern France) and Sunday 21 the time trial will be held that will close the test and can have strong implications in the final classification. “There could be opportunities to make the yellow jersey tremble”warns the organization.

(With information from EFE)

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