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For the end of TdF 2024, to the mountain conquered by Pogačar, then a 35-km time trial



The presented routes of the 20th and 21st stages of the Tour de France 2024

111. The Tour de France will be something special next year. It will start in Italy for the first time and then finish outside of Paris for the first time. In Nice, they have now presented the route of the penultimate and last stages: a mountain day with the finish at the Couillole pass and the Monaco-Nice time trial.

Due to the Summer Olympics in Paris from July 26 to August 11, the Tour de France will finish far from the French capital for the first time in its 120-year history. The first start of the race in Italy, where the Grand will be held, will be historic Dept hosted by Florence, then three stages will take place on the Apennine Peninsula.

4400 heights in just 132 kilometers

Nice was a logical choice, as it has hosted the finish of the Paris-Nice race since 1933. The just-concluded race towards the Sun was also the general for the target ascent of the penultimate, 20th, stage of the Tour de France in 2024.

Col de la Couillole (1676 m) was in Saturday the venue of the finish of the 7th stage, which is an uphill sprint towards David To Gaudu and To Jonas Vingegaard won by Tadej Pogačar. V Saturdayon July 20, next year the start will be in Nice, followed by a series of ascents to passes in just 132 km BrausTurini and Colmian and the final slope to the pass Couillole. A total of 4,400 meters in height in short and explosive stages without a plane, where descents will also be important.

The cross-section of a short mountain stage with four climbs and three descents in between, which provides terrain for attacks and ambushes in the fight for the final victory.  Photo: ASO

The mountain spectacle will be followed by the announced time trial, the first on the last day of the Tour after the infamous chronometer in 1989 on the Champs-Élysées, when Greg LeMond took the yellow jersey from Laurent in just 8 seconds Fignon.

The 21st stage will take place in Sundayon July 21, started in Monaco, from where the route will climb to La Turbie and pass Èze and went down to Nice, where she will transported the entire Promenade of England and concluded in the central square Massena. Hilly chronometer 35 kilometers long, which will be able to shake up the order right on the last day.

Cross-section of the final time trial, where the owner of the 2024 yellow jersey will be decided. Photo: ASO

A spectacular finish, where you could Pogačar and Roglič again fighting for the yellow shirt, and which you will be able to watch in broadcasts on TV Slovenija 2.

Source: Rtvslo

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