2025 Tour speculation starts here, baby! Yeah ... ok, it's a bit early, but all those sprint fans might be glad as we're off to Normandy (apparently).
... the Grand Depart will be on the opposite end of the country, in the Hauts-De-France. It is very likely at this point that this will happen in the city of Lille by the border with Belgium.
Due to Lille's proximity with Roubaix, many wonder if the famous cobbles of northern France could be present in the opening days of the race. Ouest France, to which the ASO confirmed the Grand Depart in the region, reports that there will be four stages in the area, eventually with the peloton going down the Western coast of the country through Normandie and Bretagne. On the 30th of November an announcement will be made on the matter, coincidentally in the city of Lille...