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Official release: date change

Dear participants in the 2024 edition of L'Étape du Tour de France,  

Here is a message from the Mayor of Nice, Christian Estrosi, concerning the 2024 edition of L'Étape du Tour de France.  

"L'Étape du Tour de France moved forward to 6 July"

"Due to the legislative election called for 30 June and 7 July in France, it is no longer possible to organise L'Étape du Tour de France, which has a 15,000-strong field of amateur riders and was scheduled to take place on Sunday, 7 July between Nice and the Col de la Couillole. The Mayor of Nice, Christian Estrosi, has suggested holding L'Étape du Tour de France one day earlier on the exact same route. In concertation with the prefect of the Alpes-Maritimes Department, Hughes Moutouh, and ASO the event organiser, we have jointly agreed to move the race forward to Saturday, 6 July 2024. "L'Étape du Tour de France is a major event that brings together 15,000 participants, which imposes massive logistical requirements and necessitates the wholehearted involvement of all the towns and cities along the route", pointed out the Mayor of Nice.  

By bringing it forward by one day, we can make sure that the 15,000 participants get to live out their passion in our corner of the world and, at the same time, we can guarantee that all the voters in our department have no problems getting to their polling stations on Sunday, 7 July for the second round of the legislative election."

Please keep in mind that the route and conditions of the event remain unchanged.

As you can imagine, we have had to make several changes to make sure everything goes without a hitch on Saturday, 6 July. For instance, we have extended the opening hours of the race number retrieval village, which will be open from Thursday morning to 9 pm on Friday. The shuttles will also be rescheduled as needed.  

We are looking forward to seeing you next month.  

The organising team of L'Étape du Tour de France