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le Tour de France, 2024

29 June - 21 July, 2024

so much climbing - Italy to Nice !

Route map of the 2024 Tour de France

Tour de France 2024

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what to look forward to
italian grand depart
 
climbing france's five mountain ranges
2024 tour de france route
the 21 stages for 2024
bonus seconds and points
this year’s t-shirts
the teams
team jerseys/colours
this year’s top ten riders according to betting odds
mountain stages, uphill and summit finishes

Tour de France 2024

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La Vuelta 2017

what to look forward to

Very soon it will be the extraordinary three weeks that is cycling’s biggest race, the Greatest Show on Earth, the Tour de France. This year, for the first time, the Tour will not finish on the Champs-Élysées (the first time in 100 years), to not clash with preparations for the  Olympic and Paralympic Games being held in Paris.

The TDF speeds away on Saturday 29th June with the first Grand Départ from Italy.

By the time the race finishes in Nice, a total of 3,492 kilometres will have been covered. The TDF will have visited four countries - Italy, Saint-Marino, Monaco, and France. In France, 7 regions and 30 departments will be visited. The final day, on Sunday July 21st, will be a second individual time trial. (The last time trial on the final day was 35 years ago in 1989, from Versailles to Paris, Champs-Élysées.)

The new generation of 'big hitters' -  Remco Evenepoel, Tadej Pogacar, Primož Roglic, and Jonas Vingegaard - will be fighting to prove who's best, while sprinter and newly knighted Sir Mark Cavendish is back, no doubt to achieve a 35th stage win and so beat Eddy Merckx's record of 34 stage wins in the Tour de France.

The 2024 Tour de France route includes
3,492 km
• eight flat stages,
• four hilly stages and
• seven mountain stages, with
• four high altitude finishes:
  • Saint-Lary-Soulan Pla d’Adet, 1669 m (stage 14),
  • Plateau de Beille, 1784 m (stage 15),
  • ISOLA 2000, 2024 m (stage 19),
  • Col de la Couillole, 1676 m (stage 20).
37 mountain stages, uphill and summit finishes
• four mountain ranges: Apennines (Italy), the Italian and French Alps, Massif Central and Pyrenees

• the summit of the Tour will be the Bonette pass in the Alps, the highest tarmac road in France at 2802 m.
32 km "routes blanches", in 14 sections of white gravel lanes/tracks (stage 9, Troyes – Troyes)
• two individual time trials:
  • Nuits-Saint-Georges – Gevrey-Chambertin (stage 7), 25 km
  • Monaco – Nice (stage 21), 32.5 km
• two rest days

Mapof the  2023 Tour de France

Although there is an emphasis to providing work for the race's climbers, sprinters, puncheurs and daredevils will also have the opportunity to shine on the roads of France.

Twelve cities will host the Tour de France for the first time, in order of visit :
Florence, Rimini, Cesenatico, Bologna, Piacenza, Saint-Vulbas, Gevrey-Chambertin, Colombey-les-Deux-Églises, Évaux-les-Bains, Gruissan, Superdévoluy, Col de la Couillole. 


Tour de France 2024 route in full, 5:25 mins

 

italian grand départ

Le grand deepart 2024

The Grand Départ starts in Florence in Tuscany. The second stage traverses the region of Emilia-Romagna to finish in Bologne, while the third stage ends at Turin in the region of Piedment.

Map showing the three stages in Italy at the start of the 2024 Tour de France.
Map showing the three stages in Italy at the start of the 2024 Tour de France.

the 21 stages of the 2024 route

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Flat stages, hilly stages, medium mountain stages,
mountain stages, gravel sections, time trials, rest days
1 Italy : Florence > San Marino > Italy Rimini
Sat. 29 June [206 km / 128 mi]
12

Aurillac – Villeneuve-sur-Lot
Thurs. 11 July [204 km / 127 mi]

2 Italy : Cesenatico – Bologna
Sun. 30 June [200 km / 120 mi]
13

Agen – Pau
Fri. 12 July[138 km / 106 mi]

3 Italy : Piacenza – Turin
Mon. 1 July [229 km / 142 mi]
14 Pau – Pla d’Adet
Sat. 13 July [152 km / 94 mi]
summit finish : 1669 m
4 France : Pinerolo – Valloire
Tues. 2 July [138 km / 86 mi]
15 Loudenvielle – Plateau de Beille
Sun. 14 July [ 198 km / 123 mi]
summit finish : 1780 m
5 Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne – Saint-Vulbas
Wed. 3 July [177 km / 110 mi]
R rest day in Gruissan
Mon. 15 July
6 Mâcon – Dijon
Thurs. 4 July [163 km / 101 mi]
16 Gruissan – Nîmes
Tue. 16 July [187 km / 116 mi
7 Nuits-Saint-Georges – Gevrey-Chambertin
Fri. 5 July [25 km / 16 mi]
individual time-trial (ITT)
17 Saint-Paul-Trois-Châteaux – Superdévoluy
Wed. 17 July [178 km / 111 mi]
summit finish : 1502 m
8 Semur-en-Auxois – Colombey-les-Deux-Églises
Sat. 6 July [176 km / 109 mi]
18 Gap – Barcelonnette
Thurs. 18 July [179 km / 111 mi]
9 Troyes – Troyes
Sun. 7 July [199 km / 124 mi]
32 km of 14 gravel sections
19 Embrun – Isola 2000
Fri. 19 July [145 km / 90 Cmi]
summit finish : 2024 m
R rest day in Orléans
Mon. 8 July
20 Nice – Col de la Couillole
Sat. 20 July [133 km / 83 mi]
summit finish : 1678 m
10 Orléans – Saint-Amand-Montrond
Tues. 9 July [187  km / &&- mi]
21 MonacoFrance : Nice
Sun. 21 July [35.2 km/ 21 mi]
individual time-trial (ITT)
11

Evaux-les-Bains – Le Lioran
Wed. 10 July [211 km / 131 mi]

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The race's distance is 3,404 kilometres or 2,115 miles.

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bonus seconds and bonus points

  • These are given at the summits of six significant climbs - 8, 5 and 2 seconds (under the approval of the Union cycliste internationale).

  • Time bonuses will be awarded at the finish of each stage and will amount to 10, 6 and 4 seconds, respectively, for the first three classified riders.

  • Bonus points will be given on passes or summits at strategic points along the route. The first three classified riders will be awarded bonuses of 8, 5 and 2 seconds, respectively (subject to approval by the International Cycling Union). These bonus points will not count towards the points classification.

mountain stages, uphill and summit finishes

stage 1   stage 2
Italy - Tuscany
Florence, Italy – San Marino – Rimin, Italy

206 km switchback with 3,800 m change in elevation

Italy - Emilie-Romagne
Cesenatico –
Bologna


Bumping around Bologne and its environs
Colle de Valico Tre Faggi
climb 12.5 km at 5.1%, 930 m  Cat. 2
Côte de Monticino
climb 2 km at 7.5%, 250 m Cat. 3
Côte des Forche
climb 2.5 km at 6.2% Cat. 3
Côte de Gallisterria
climb 1.2 km at 12.8%, 257 m Cat. 3
Côte de Carnaio(
climb 10.5 km at 6.2% Cat. 3
Côte de Botteghino di Zocca
climb 1.9 km at 6.9%, 242 m Cat. 4
ôte de Barbotto
climb 12.5 km at 5.1%, 584 m  Cat. 2
Côte de Montecalvo
2.7 km at 7.7%, 309 m Cat. 4 
Côte de San Leo
climb 4.6 km at 7.7%, 572m  Cat. 2 
Côte de San Luca
climb 1.9 km at 10.6%, 265 m Cat. 3
Côte des Montemaggio
climb 4.2 km at 6.6%, 508 m Cat. 3
Côte de San Luca
climb 1.9 km at 10.6%, 265 m Cat. 3

Côte de San Marino
climb 7.1 km at 4.8%, 648 m Cat. 3

stage 4 stage 11
Pinerolo – Valloire, Alps  Evaux-les-Bains – Le Lioran
Col du Galibier
climb
23 km at 5.1 %, 2642 m  HC
  Traversing the Massif Central
Côte de Mouilloux
climb 1.9 km at 6.3%, 715 m Cat. 4 
Côte de Larodde
climb 3.8 km at 5%, 903 m Cat. 3

Côte de Néronne
climb 3.9 km at 9.1%, 1242 m  Cat. 2

Côte de Pertus
climb 4.4 km at 7.9%, 1309 m   Cat. 2 

Puy Mary Paq de Peyrol
climb
5.4 km at 8.1%, 1589 m)   Cat. 1 

stage 14 stage 15
Pau – Pla d’Adet Loudenvielle to Plateau de Beille 
first stage in the Pyrenees; summir finish on Saint-Lary-Soulan Pla d’Adet at 1669 m
Bastille Day climbing show, with summit finish on Plateau de Beille at 1784 m,
 Col du Tourmalet (2115 m)  HC 
climb 19 km at 7,4 %
Col de Peyresourde (1569 m)
 climb 6.9 km at 7,8 %    Cat. 1 
Hourqette d'Ancizan (1564 m
climb 8.2 km at 5.1%    Cat. 2
Col de Merité  (1349 m)
 climb 6 km at 6,3 %    Cat. 1 
Soulan (1278 m)
climb 19 km at 7,4 %   HC 
Col de Portet d'Aspet (1069 m)
 climb 6 km at 6,3 %    Cat. 1 
Col de Portet d'Aspet (1069 m)
 climb 6 km at 6,3 %    Cat. 1 
Plateau de Beille (17849 m)
 climb 6 km at 6,3 %  HC
stage 17 stage 18
Saint-Paul-Trois-Châteaux – Superdévoluy Gap – Barcelonnette
Col Bayard (1246 m)
 climb 6,8 km at 7,3%    Cat. 2 
Sort of hilly stage gives some light relief with dour category 3 climbs over an elevation gain of approximately 3,100 metres over a 179.5 km.
 Col du Noyer (1664 m)
climb 7,5 km at 8,1 %   Cat. 1 
Superdévoluy(1502 m)
 climb 3,8 km at 5,9 %     Cat. 3
stage 19 stage 20
Embrun – Isola 2000
Two hors category intermediateclimbs and the summit finish on ISOLA 2000, at 2024 m
Nice – Col de la Couillole
summit finish on Col de la Couillole at 1678 m

 

Col de Vars (2109 m)
climb 18,8 km at 5,7 %     HC 
Col de Braus (1002 m)
climb 10 km at 6,6 %    Cat. 2 
Cime de la Bonette (2802 m)
 climb 22,9 km at 6,9 %    HC 
Côte de Turini (1607 m)
 climb 20,7 km at 5,7 %    Cat. 1 
ISOLA 2000 (2024 m)  
 climb 16,1 km at 7,5%    Cat. 1 
 Col la Colmiane (1500 m)
 climb 7,5 km at 7,1 %    Cat. 1 
Col de la Couillole (1678 m)
climb 15.7 km at 7,1 %   Cat. 1 

Stage 1: Sat. 29th June – Florence, Italy > San Marino > Rimini, Italy
206 km


stage 1 profile

 

Stage 2: Sun. 30th June, Cesenatico – Bologna, 182,5 km

stage 2 profile
stage 2 profile

Stage 4: Tue. 4th July, Pinerolo – Valloire, 138 km

Col du Galibier hors catégorie climb
Col du Galibier hors catégorie climb

Stage 9: Sun. 7th July, Troyes – Troyes, 199 km

The hilly stage round Troyes has fourteen very dusty, gravel sectors, interspersing or being part of the many hills in today's cycling test.

Col du Galibier hors catégorie climb

Stage 14: Wed. 15th July, Pau – Pla d’Adet, 152 km

Profile of stage 14
Profile of stage 14

Col de Tourmalet, stage 14
Col de Tourmalet, stage 14

Col de Tourmalet, stage 14
Pla d'Adet, stage 14

Stage 19: Fri. 19th July, Embrun – Isola 2000, 147 km

Profile of stage 19
Profile of stage 19

Cime de la Bonnette, highest tarmacked road in the TDF, stage 19
Cime de la Bonnette, highest tarmacked road in the TDF, stage 19

Stage 20: Sat. 20th July, Nice – Col de la Couillole, 133 km

Profile stage 20
Profile of stage 20

the teams for 2024

There are twenty-two teams taking part in the 2024 Tour de France. As well as all nineteen UCI World Pro Teams, four second-tier UCI Pro teams have been invited (wih askerisks in the main table) :
  •  Lotto–Dstny 
  •  Team TotalEnergies
  •  Uno-X Mobility
  • Israel–Premier Tech

AUSTRALIA
Team Jayco–AlUla (JAY)

BAHRAIN
Team Bahrain Victorious ( TBV)

BELGIUM
Soudal–Quick-Step (SOQ)
* Lotto Soudal (LTS)
Alpecin–Deceuninck (ADC)
Intermarché–Wanty (IWA)

FRANCE
Decathlon–AG2R La Mondiale (DAT)
Cofidis (COF)
Groupama–FDJ (GFC)

Intermarché–Wanty

(IWA)
Arkéa–B&B Hotels (ARK)
* Team TotalEnergies (TEN)

GERMANY
Bora–Hansgrohe (BOH)
Team DSM (DSM)

GREAT BRITAIN
Ineos Grenadiers (IGD)

ISRAEL
Israel–Premier Tech (IPT)

KAZAKSTAN
Astana Qazaqstan Team (AST)

NETHERLANDS
Visma–Lease a Bike (TVL)
Team dsm–firmenich PostNL (DFP)

NORWAY
 * Uno-X Pro Cycling Team 

SOUTH AFRICA
Team Qhubeka Assos (TQA)

SPAIN
Moviestar Team (MOV)

SWITZERLAND
IAM Cycling (IAM)
Katusha–Alpecin (KAT)

UAE
UAE Team Emirates (UAD)

USA
EF Education–EasyPost (EFE)
Lidl–Trek (LTK)

team jerseys/colours

2023 Tour de France team jerseys
2024 TDF team jerseys

this year’s top ten riders according to betting odds

  Name Betting odds
at 18/6/24
UCI Team Code Nat. Comments
1 Tadej Pogacar 2/5 UAE SLO

26 y.o. Winner 2020 TDF, Winner 2021 TDF, 2nd 2022 TDF, 2nd 2023 TDF, 11 stage wins TDF; winner 2024 Giro d'Italia, 1st 2023 Paris-Nice

2 Jonas Vingegaard 23/10 TJV DEN 27 y.o. 2nd 2021 TDF, winner 2022 TDF, winner 2023 TDF, Three stage wins TDF; winner 2023 Tour de Basque Country, 2023 winner Critérium du Dauphiné, 3rd 2023 Paris-Nice
3 Remco Evenepoel 14/1 SOQ BEL 50 victories after 5 pro seasons. Winner 2022 Vuelta a Espana
4 Primož Roglic 8/1 BOH SLN

Runner-up in 2020 TDF, fourth in 2018 TDF, three stage wins TDF

5 Juan Ayuso 25/1 UAE ESP 22 y.o. 3rd 2022 Vuelta a España, 2nd 2023 Tour de Suisse, 4th 2023 Vuelta a España
6 Adam Yates 34/1 UAE GBR, 31 y.o. 3rd 2023 TDF, 9th 2022 TDF, 4th 2021 Vuelta a Espana
7 Jai Hindley 66/1 BOH AUS

29 y.o. 1st 2020 Herald Sun Tour, 2nd 2020 Giro d'Italia, 1st 2022 Giro d'Italia, 4th 2023 Critérium du Dauphiné

8

Carlos Rodriguez

67/1 IGD ESP 23 y.o. winner 2024 Tour de Romandie, 5th 2023 TDF
9 Egan Bernal 80/1 IGD COL 27 y.o. 2019 Paris-Nice, 2019 Tour de Suisse, winner 2019 TDF, winner 2021 Giro d'Italia, 2022 serious training accident, now recovered.
10 Simon Yates 125/1 JAY GBR 31 y.o. 4th 2023 TDF, 3rd 2021 Giro d'Italia, 2nd 2022 Paris-Nice, 4th 2023 Paris-Nice,
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watching the race on tv

The Tour de France is being televised throughout the world. The following table lists the broadcasters by country including those providing live broadcasts.

Note, Eurosport broadcasts in Britain on Sky channels 410 - 413, as well as in mainland Europe .
Frances broadxasts on France 2 or France 3.

For more details, see the TDF Broadcasters page.

Official TDF broadcasters, 2022
Official TDF broadcasters, 2022

There is no immediate indication whether or not broadcasts are free to view, however most expect a subscription. Of course, this may be part of your television provider's charges.

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