Key moments from the first week of the Tour de France, in pictures

Picture by Zac Williams/ - 02/07/2024 - Cycling - 2024 Tour de France - Stage 4 Pinerolo to Valloire - France - Tadej Pogacar, UAE Team Emirates.
Tadej Pogačar descends the Col du Galibier on stage 4 of the Tour de France (Image credit: Zac Williams /

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The first week of the 2024 Tour de France is done and, after a day on the gravel, dusted. Nine stages have passed since the Grand Départ in Italy, and they've given us enough drama and enough storylines to last a full three weeks. 

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Patrick Fletcher

Patrick is an NCTJ-trained journalist, and former deputy editor of Cyclingnews, who has seven years’ experience covering professional cycling. He has a modern languages degree from Durham University and has been able to put it to some use in what is a multi-lingual sport, with a particular focus on French and Spanish-speaking riders. Away from cycling, Patrick spends most of his time playing or watching other forms of sport - football, tennis, trail running, darts, to name a few, but he draws the line at rugby.