Saturday 4th July, Stage 1
Monaco > Monaco
15 km time-trial course (including 7 kilometer in Monaco and 8 kilometer in France).
A.S.O. cycling sports director Jean-François Pescheux said: “The start will be launched from boulevard Albert 1er.
The riders will set off at one minute intervals over the first hectometres of the Monaco Formula 1 Grand Prix circuit. After
150 metres on the flat, they will attack a long climb up to km 7,200. With an initial uphill slope of 500 metres at approximately
6% then 200 metres of flat at the passage in front of the casino. The Formula 1 circuit will then be abandoned for a steeper
section which will culminate, at km 1,250, in a passage at 10%, followed by a succession of slight inclines on boulevard Princesse
Charlotte and boulevard Jardin Exotique before leaving Monaco at km 3,200 to join the second highest cliff road (the Moyenne
At Km 7,200, on the Moyenne Corniche, the race route reaches its highest point (207 metres) before a long downhill slope
with a U-turn in Roquebrune which will take the riders back to Monaco on flat ground until the Saint-Roman crossroads. We
are at km 11,500. Another downhill section to a hairpin bend facing the sea and the riders will be on a final stretch of 2,5
kilometres of flat ground bordering the Mediterranean and the Grimaldi Forum where the organisation HQ and the press centre
will be set up.
At the Portier crossroads, at km 13,800, the riders will return to the course of the Grand Prix circuit. At km 14, there
will be a tunnel for 110 metres then the quai des États-Unis to return to the harbour and the finishing line situated route
de la piscine, close to the Rainier III Water Sports Stadium.”
Sunday 5th July, Stage 2
Start in Monaco
The official ceremony to mark the start of the 96th Tour de France will take place on the Monaco
Grand Prix circuit. The riders will then proceed along a large portion of the circuit and its legendary sites (la Rascasse,
Sainte-Dévote, the Casino, Mirabeau,…) in order to take the Eastern exit out of the Principality at the Saint-Roman
The official start of the second stage, Monaco - ?????, will be launched from km 4.