After numerous finishes at velodromes, the most recent of which was the finale of the time trial at Marseille’s Orange Vélodrome stadium in 2017, the Tour de France is set for its first indoor experience. La Défense Arena was built in Nanterre, which is one of the four municipalities that comprise Europe’s largest business district. The Hauts-de-Seine prefecture has already hosted the Tour twice and La Défense once in 1992. It has subsequently become a sporting stronghold within the Paris region thanks to the players of Racing 92, who are one of the leading clubs in the Top 14, France’s rugby union championship.
- Stage town for the 2nd time
- Modular arena with a capacity of 40,000 seats for cultural and sporting events (home stadium of the Racing 92 rugby club)
- Located in Nanterre in the heart of Paris La Défense (92)