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A general view of Jonas Vingegaard of Denmark and Team Jumbo-Visma - Yellow leader jersey, Tadej Pogacar of Slovenia and UAE Team Emirates - White Best Young Rider Jersey and the peloton passing through a sunflowers field during the stage eight of the 110th Tour de France 2023 a 200.7km stage from Libourne to Limoges / #UCIWT / on July 08, 2023 in Limoges, France. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)
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Nothing, inside or beyond the sport of cycling, can truly compare to the Tour de France. The Giro d’Italia and Vuelta a España may also be three-week races but the Tour de France is one of the biggest annual sporting events on the planet, a vital piece of France's national heritage, and above all, a gruelling, heroic spectacle that captivates hundreds of millions of viewers across the world. Le Tour eclipses them all.

Giro d'Italia winner and outright favourite Tadej Pogačar aims for the double, Primož Roglič looked in good shape taking the Critérium du Dauphiné, while Remco Evenepoel is not to be discounted but appears a longer shot given his current form.

As for 2023 champion Jonas Vingegaard, it's a race to get fit from his horrific crash in the Basque country earlier this season. 

The route of the 2024 Tour de France covers a total of 3497.3km with some 52,320 metres of overall elevation. That is 20% more than the 2024 Giro d’Italia and with so many of the climbs coming in the final week, it could make it difficult for Pogačar to target the Giro-Tour double in 2024.

The 111th edition of cycling’s biggest race starts in Florence, Italy on Saturday, June 29 and ends three weeks later in Nice on Sunday, July 21. It is the first time the Tour starts in Italy and the first time it finishes in Nice, to avoid preparations for the 2024 Paris Olympics Games, which begin just a week later.

Present at the Tour de France for the 30th consecutive year, Cyclingnews will again provide unparalleled reporting and round-the-clock analysis of the 21-stage race. The Tour both demands and deserves nothing less.

LE-MARKSTEIN, FRANCE - JULY 22: Tadej Pogacar of Slovenia and UAE Team Emirates - White best young jersey celebrates at finish line as stage winner ahead of Felix Gall of Austria and Ag2R Citroën Team and Jonas Vingegaard of Denmark and Team Jumbo-Visma - Yellow leader jersey during the stage twenty of the 110th Tour de France 2023 a 133.5km stage from Belfort to Le Markstein 1192m / #UCIWT / on July 22, 2023 in Le Markstein, France. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

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Our Tour de France coverage

Five of the Cyclingnews team will be in Italy and France for the Tour de France this year, sharing the workload between them, with vital support from the rest of the Cyclingnews team in Europe, North American and Australia.

The team boast decades of experience on the ground at the race and behind the scenes, capturing the daily news and events of each stage. Cyclingnews will provide full live coverage of every stage, with 24-hour rolling news of everything that happens in France.

Stephen Farrand, Dani Ostanek, Alasdair Fotheringham and Barry Ryan will be on the ground reporting on the racing in person, while our associate editor Josh Croxton will be delving through the pits to spot the most exciting tech exclusives.

Cyclingnews will also produce regular race analysis features and detailed stage previews, alongside stunning premium image galleries and longread ad-lite premium features. 

Philippa York and other expert columnists will provide unique insight and context into the inside of the race to help you understand the dynamics behind the general classification and key jersey battles.

Beyond the pure racing, we are experts on the tech that the professional teams use and we’ve broken the news on new bikes for 2024, new groupsets and upcoming developments in the pro peloton spotted by our eagle-eyed experts at the races.

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