2025 Tour de France to begin in Lille and the north of France

It will be the first "home" Grand Départ since 2021, in the Nord Department

Wout van Aert leads the peloton over the cobbles on stage five of the 2022 Tour de France
(Image credit: Getty Images)

The Tour de France will visit the north of France for the first time in three years in 2025, with the Grand Départ taking place in the Hauts-de-France Region, the Nord Department and the Lille European Metropolis.

Details of the opening of the 112th Tour will be announced in a fortnight's time, on 30 November in Lille, but the race's organisers, ASO, have initially announced that the first stages will take place in the north of France on Tuesday. The first stage will start in Lille, the capital of the region.

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