Mathieu WARNIER, Media365, published on Tuesday July 26, 2022 at 6:05 p.m.
While the Champs-Elysées may not welcome the arrival of the Tour de France 2024, the Minister of Sports Amélie Oudéa-Castera spoke to the press about the possibility that the event would take place in Nice.
Amélie Oudéa-Castera revived the rumor. A few weeks ago, the Italian press echoed the possibility of an arrival of the Tour de France 2024, whose Grand Départ could take place in Florence, in the streets of Nice in order to replace the Champs- Elysees. Indeed, while Paris will host the Olympic Games from July 26 to August 11, 2024, the proximity of the two events could make the traditional organization of the conclusion of the Grande Boucle impossible. If Christian Prudhomme refused to comment on this rumor from the other side of the Alps. Anne Hidalgo confided this Sunday in an interview with the daily The Parisian that “the question of the absence of the Champs-Elysées on the Tour is not taboo”. Invited this Tuesday morning on the antenna of France Infothe Minister of Sports did not evade the subject and raised the possibility of the Tour de France arriving outside Paris for the first time in its history.
Prudhomme discusses with Nice
Referring to the desire to avoid “the dispersion of the security forces” in this crucial period, Amélie Oudéa-Castera declared that “the arrival of the Tour de France will be a little anticipated and will probably not take place in Paris but rather in Nice “. In addition, the member of the government mentioned the possibility of “rearranging the elements of the calendar that can be arranged” in order to avoid too narrow a gap between the two events. A media release from the minister who reacted. While the town hall of Nice “confirms nothing for the moment” in a statement sent to theAFP, it evokes “a working hypothesis among others” on the side of the executive. Christian Prudhomme, for his part, ensures that the organization of the Tour de France is discussing “a certain number of things with the town hall of Nice”, a city with which there are “excellent relations” and which “has shown to be very solid in 2020” when the Tour de France had to be postponed by two months due to the coronavirus pandemic. We will therefore have to wait a while longer to have confirmation of the plans for the Tour de France 2024.