2017 Tour de France to support Paris 2024 bid
Jun 29 2017 10:52 pm CET

2017 Tour de France to support Paris 2024 bid
2017 Tour de France to support Paris 2024 bid


The Tour de France will support the Paris 2024 bid during its 2017 edition. This support will include the visit to key sites destined for the Olympic Games and the attendance of people related to the candidature.

The Tour de France and the Olympic Games are two of the most important sport events in the world and they will join for a moment during the 104th edition of the race to support the French bid for 2024.

Several athletes and personalities that are involved in the Paris 2024 bid will be at the daily Yellow jersey presentations, starting with the French Minister for Sport Laura Flessel, who will be in Düsseldorf, and finishing with Tony Estanguet, Joint Chairman of the bid committee, who will be handing out the winner's jersey to the champion at the Champs-Elysees.

During the ride there will also be support for the candidature. On the 13th of July the riders will complete kilometer 2,024 on the stage between Pau and Peyragudes, two months before the voting takes place in Lima, Peru, to choose the host country of the Games in 2024.

After that, the Tour will go to Marseille for the last time trial that will start and finish at the Stade Velodrome, which would host the Olympic football tournament. The route will also pass by the Promenade Georges Pompidou, a site proposed to host the sailing events.

On the last day, during the final circuit in Paris, the riders will cross the nave of the Grand Palais, which is intended to be the venue for the fencing and taekwondo events.
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