So far only link in dutch, final etappe from individual TT Monaco to Nice
It’s due to the Olympics being in Paris next year. Will be odd for it to finish somewhere else.
Correct. Wife and I already have our hotel booked for 4 nights in Nice.
Yea this has been known for at least a year now. I’m actually a fan of the final day TT. We actually get a 21 stage grand tour instead of 20.
Sounds great. I always find the Champs Elysees parade ride kind of boring. The 1989 ITT finish was probably the most exciting finish in Tour history.
I was in Nice last year for part of a vacation and by happenstance saw most of the TT course (by van, no riding unfortunately). Its very pretty. Actually, it might be one of the prettiest 34k anywhere.
I think the route looks fantastic this year….not a huge fan of the potential 8 sprint stages, but from the early trip to the Alps to then coming back into the Alps before Nice is pretty cool.
Not having to accommodate a Paris finale has led to a very interesting parcours.
I’m sure there’s method in the madness but 3 and a bit stages at the start in Italy seems a bit pointless when the Italians already have the Giro, I would have thought it was better to start it in a country that doesn’t have a Grand Tour.