Italy ‘set for’ Tour de France’s 2024 Grand Départ

Fans cheering the riders of the 2020 Tour de France on the Plateau des Glieres in Petit-Bornand-les-Glieres, France (by Julien Goldstein/Getty Images)

Italy will host the ‘Grand Départ’ of the Tour de France for the first time in 2024, according to La Gazzetta dello Sport, with Nice set to act as the finale for the cycling ‘Grand Tour’ due to the staging of the summer Olympic Games in Paris.

The Italian newspaper said the Tuscany, Emilia-Romagna and Piedmont regions have brokered a deal worth €10m ($10.7m) to bring the first four stages of the 2024 Tour to the country, with Florence to act as its starting point.

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