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The 2020 Tour de France to start from Nice

AFP  |  Nice 

The 2020 Tour de will start from on France's d'Azur, organisers announced today.

The resort plays host to the so-called 'Grand Depart' for the second time after 1981, the year claimed the third of his five triumphs.

"I reckon that lots of cyclists will greet this with a big smile," said

For it will mean a welcome boost in revenue.

"The Tour is the third (biggest) international (sports) event and as such means a sizeable economic boost for the whole of the region," said the city's


The announcement was made less than 24 hours after the 2018 Paris-stage race was won by young Spaniard

Prudhomme commented: "The last few editions of the Paris-Nice have shown that the variety of landscapes and reliefs in the region adds to the suspense, the attack, the show.

"That's precisely what we want to give... to the 2020 Tour."

This year's Tour, the jewel in cycling's crown, sets off from the Vendee in the west of with the 2019 edition beginning in

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First Published: Mon, March 12 2018. 17:35 IST
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