Third and last step to start in Nice
The first stage of the Tour de France, also known as the Grand Départ, saw Norwegian cyclist Alexander Kristoff (UAE Emirates) triumph at the finish line. However, he couldn’t keep the yellow jersey for long. The French athlete Julian Alaphillippe (Deceuninck – Quick Step) won the second stage by snatching the yellow jersey. After two stages which started and ended in Nice, Monday August 31st is the last time that a tour stage will leave from Nice. Today, cyclists will have to cover 198 km and several valleys before arriving in the French town of Sisteron.
2020 marks the second time in 117 years of racing that the Tour de France has started in Nice. The capital of the Côte d’Azur had already hosted the Tour in 1981.