2009 Tour de France to start in Monaco

Updated: November 22, 2007, 12:20 PM ET

PARIS, Nov 22 -- The 2009 Tour de France will start from Monaco, organizers of the showcase cycle race said on Thursday.

The race will start with an individual time trial in the principality, covering a section of the Monaco Formula One Grand Prix circuit.

The 2008 Tour will start from Brest, Brittany. This year's Tour started from London.