The Tour de France has announced Nice, on France’s Cote d’Azur will be the host of the 2020 Grand Depart for the Tour de France, following on from Brussels as the 2019 host. The announcement was made by the tour director, Christian Prudhomme at the completion of the yesterdays Paris – Nice race.
Nice last hosted a Tour de France Grand Depart back in 1981, Australian Phil Anderson a 22-year-old, first-year professional rode himself into the yellow jersey early in the race. Bernard Hinault won his third of five Tour de France titles that year. The Tour last visited Nice during the 100th edition of the race in 2013, Simon Gerrans wore the yellow jersey in Nice in 2013, after the newly formed Orica Greenedge team won the Team Time Trial on the Promenade des Anglais. The Grand Depart in 2020 will make it seven years between visits to Nice on the stunning French Riveria.
Our 2020 grand depart, Tour de France bike tour will take in the best the villages, food, wine and riding the Cote d’Azur has to offer. We’ll explore the cycling paradise of the Riveria, riding it’s beautiful roads – climbs surrounding Nice, Monico, San Remo, and Saint Tropez. We’ll be in Nice with plenty of time to soak up the excitement of the teams arriving for the Tour de France’s grand depart.
Join Phil Anderson and the Ride International Tours team at the 2020 Tour de France Tour. Staying on the Côte d’Azur, we’ll experience the best of the French – Italian Riveria and see the opening stages of the 2020 race
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Looking forward to welcoming you to Nice, France.