Celebrations on Nice: Tour de France finale to leave Paris for first time in 2024

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The Tour de France will finish in Nice rather than Paris in the summer of 2024, organisers have announced.

The famous race will finish at the other end of the country from Paris for the first time in its history on 21 July as the capital builds up to hosting the Olympics a few days later.

The last stage will also be an individual time trial rather than the usual ceremonial outing for the leaders, meaning the race could be decided in the finale.

It is the first time Le Tour has concluded with a time trial since 1989, when Greg LeMond pipped Laurent Fignon by eight seconds, the closest finish in the race’s history.

Nice has featured prominently before, hosting the start of the event in 1981 and 2020, while it is the finishing point for the prestigious annual Paris-Nice race.