Tour de France - TdF team time trial to visit Nice
Tour de France organisers have announced the team time trial in the 2012 edition of the race will be held in Nice.
With the race kicking off with three stages on the island of Corsica, the peloton will head to the Mediterranean city of Nice for fourth stage.
While the length of the time trial course has not yet been decided, it is known that the stage finish will be on the Promenade des Anglais.
From Nice, the riders will head to nearby Cagnes-sur-Mer for stage five.
Nice has a long association with cycling, not least for the Paris-Nice race, and has hosted the Tour 35 times.
Tour organisers are yet to give details of where the race will go from the Nice area.