Tour de France could start in Canada in 2030
Rumours circulate that the Tour de France is coming to North America with four stages in Canada in 2030
Is the Tour de France preparing to start out of Europe? The departure from Florence in 2024 seems like a done deal, now organisers are thinking about the Grand Depart in 2030.
Stephane Boury, member of the ASO and responsible general commissaire for the arrival of Tour de France stages is currently in Montréal, Canada, and has shared a message on Twitter that "the Tour is becoming international". He has revealed there is currently a plan to have four stages in Canada kickstarting the 2030 edition.
Although distant, it is a very clear sign of the intentions to host the start of the Tour outside of Europe, and in a country that already hosts several World Tour events including the GP de Québec and GP de Montréal. Canda is set to host the 2026 World Championships in Montréal and chances are that the Grand Depart of the Tour will also take place in the city.
The Tour de France is fast becoming an international event, with the Grand Departs taking place in countries neighbouring France. A step that hasn’t been taken so far is a start outside of Europe, but that may soon change as there seems to be plans that the 2030 Tour could start in Canada.
Boury revealed there is a plan of having four stages in Canada at the start of the 2030 edition of the Tour de France.
It would be the first time a Grand Tour has landed in North America and the second time outside Europe, after the 2018 Giro d’Italia started in Jerusalem.
The 2023 Tour de France starts in the Basque region of Spain.
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