I'm not a fan of this rumor. I like some of my traditions. I'm not a fan of the new Flanders course (shocker). Never complain about a stage up the Alpe D'Huez, but on the final day, idk. I know there will be fireworks, I know many will be in favor of this (?), but I like my final day in France the way it's been for however many years.
Not many shops at the top of that mountain. I suspect this rumor is going to ruffle a lot of Frenchies feathers that thrive on the crowds that gather on that one big day.