Tour de France moves to Monaco from Paris for first time since 1905, Monaco grand finale 

PARIS — The final stage of Tour de France 2024 will be held outside Paris for the first time since 1905 because of a clash with the Olympics, moving instead to the French Riviera.

Because of security and logistical reasons, the French capital won’t have its traditional Tour finish on the Champs-Elysees. The race will instead conclude in Nice on July 21. Just five days later, Paris will open the Olympics.

The race will start in Italy for the first time with a stage that includes more than 3,600 meters of climbing. High mountains will be on the 2024 schedule as soon as the fourth day in a race that features two individual time trials and four summit finishes.

There are a total of seven mountain stages on the program, across four mountain ranges, according to the route released.

The race will kick off in the Italian city of Florence on June 29 and will take riders to Rimini through a series of hills and climbs in the regions of Tuscany and Emilia-Romagna. That tricky start could set the scene for the first skirmishes between the main contenders.

Riders will first cross the Alps during Stage 4, when they will tackle the 2,642-meter Col du Galibier.

Tour de France stages in Monaco

Stage 12b: Saint-Raphaël–Monaco (121.5 km), won by Maurice Archambaud (FRA)
Stage 13: Monaco–Monaco (101.5 km), Pierre Gallien (FRA)
Stage 14: Monaco–Digne (175 km), Pierre Clarec (FRA)
Stage 12: Sestriere–Monaco (251 km), Jan Holten (NED)
Stage 13: Monaco–Aix-en-Provence (214 km), Raoul Rémy (FRA)
Stage 16: Marseille–Monaco (236 km), Wim van Est (NED)
Stage 17: Monaco–Gap (261 km), Wout Wagtmans (NED)
Stage 9: Briançon–Monaco (275 km), Raphaël Geminiani (FRA)
Stage 10: Monaco–Marseille (240 km), Lucien Lazaridès (FRA)
Stage 9: Briançon–Monaco (239 km), Jacques Anquetil (FRA)
Stage 10: Monaco–Hyères (187.5 km), Jan Janssen (NED)
Stage 1: Monaco–Monaco (ITT, 15.5 km), Fabian Cancellara (SUI)
Stage 2: Monaco–Brignoles (182 km), Mark Cavendish (GBR)

The 109th Tour de France 2022 in Paris. )

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