Tour de France 2024

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Tour de France 2024 overview
DateJune 29-July 21
Start locationFlorence, Italy
Finish locationNice, France
Previous edition2023 Tour de France
Previous Edition - WinnerJonas Vingegaard (Jumbo-Visma)

2024 Tour de France information

The 111th edition of the Tour de France 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 the preparations for the 2024 Paris Olympics Games, which begin just a week later.

The route of the world's biggest race covers a total of 3,492km with some 52,320 metres of overall elevation, passing through four nations – Italy, San Marino, France, and Monaco. It features two individual time trials for a total of 59km, four mountain-top finishes, a series of gravel sections on stage 9, and a final hilly time trial to Nice. The official route was unveiled on October 25 in a special ceremony in Paris.

Tour de France champion Jonas Vingegaard (Jumbo-Visma) won his second GC title last year and will be back to defend his title against top rival Tadej Pogačar (UAE Team Emirates), who finished second overall. Vingegaard is likely to face a huge challenge from not just Pogačar, but also Remco Evenepoel (Soudal-QuickStep) and former teammate turned rival Primož Roglič (Bora-Hansgrohe).

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Tour de France 2024 route

The 2024 Tour de France includes 52,230 metres of vertical gain across 3,492km of climbs, sprints and time trialling from Italy into France, with fewer high climbs than in the past and shorter stages. 

It is a balanced three weeks of racing that includes eight flat stages, four mountain-top finishes and two individual time trials, the final test against the clock is a hilly time trial to Nice that could create suspense. The race has 25km of racing above 2,000 metres and 27 mountains classified as second, first, or HC.

Florence, Italy, will host the team presentation, and stage 1 will roll out from Piazzale Michelangelo to open the Grand Tour for the first time. The first two stages are just over 200km each and include climbing, with the third day in Italy a flatter affair at 225km from Piacenza to Turin. 

Stage 4 heads into France and straight away to the Alps, with climbs across Sestriere, the Col de Montgenèvre and the Col du Galibier before a fast descent to Valloire. After two days with opportunities for breakaways and fast finishers, the first time trial comes on stage 7 at 25km. The first week ends with back-to-back stages ending in the champagne capital of Troyes to the southeast of Paris, including stage 9, which is a far tougher day due to the 14 sectors of gravel.

Week two of the 2024 Tour starts with a four-day ride south to the Pyrenees via the Massif Central and the rural France Profonde, with stages to Saint-Amand-Montrond, Le Lioran, Villeneuve-sur-Lot and then Pau. The Tour celebrates the Bastille Day holiday weekend in the Pyrenees with consecutive mountain finishes - stage 14 finishes in Pla d'Adet after climbing the Col du Tourmalet and the Hourquette d’Ancizan while stage 15 climbs the Portet d'Aspet and the Col d’Agnes for the finish up to Plateau de Beille.

Following the second rest day in Gruissan on the Mediterranean coast near the border with Spain on Monday, July 15, the final week leads into the Alps. The contenders should face a final shakeout once the race reaches stage 20, as the 2,802-metre high Cime de la Bonette and final ascent to Isola 2000 will be decisive. The final stage of the 2024 Tour is a 34km hilly time trial from Monaco to Nice.

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Tour de France 2024 Contenders

PARIS FRANCE JULY 23 LR Tadej Pogacar of Slovenia and UAE Team Emirates on second place race winner Jonas Vingegaard of Denmark and Team JumboVisma Yellow Leader Jersey and Adam Yates of United Kingdom and UAE Team Emirates on third place pose on the podium ceremony after the stage twentyone of the 110th Tour de France 2023 a 11 51km stage from SaintQuentinenYvelines to Paris UCIWT on July 23 2023 in Paris France Photo by Etienne Garnier PoolGetty Images

2023 Tour de France final podium (L to R): second-placed Tadej Pogačar (UAE Team Emirates), race winner Jonas Vingegaard (Jumbo-Visma) and Adam Yates (UAE Team Emirates) on third place (Image credit: Getty Images)

Defending Tour de France champion Jonas Vingegaard will again have a strong Jumbo-Visma team to support his quest for a third title, but this time, former team leader Primož Roglič has turned to rival as he looks to give Bora-Hansgrohe top billing. Vingegaard will also face huge challenges from Tadej Pogačar (UAE Team Emirates) and Remco Evenepoel (Soudal-QuickStep). 

In the flat stages, look for last year's green jersey victor Jasper Philipsen (Alpecin-Deceuninck) to contest for another title against Fabio Jakobsen, now with Team dsm-firmenich, and Caleb Ewan, now with Jayco-AlUIa. And fastman Mark Cavendish (Astana Qazaqstan) is back for an 18th pro season to mix it up in the sprints, on the hunt for a record-breaking 35th Tour de France stage victory.

And there will be opportunities across the three weeks for breakaway riders to shine, including the likes of Julian Alaphilippe (Soudal-QuickStep), Wout van Aert (Jumbo-Visma) and Mathieu van der Poel (Alpecin-Deceuninck).

Tour de France 2024 stages

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29-JunStage 1Florence - Rimini206km
30-JunStage 2Cesenatico - Bologna200km
1-JulStage 3Piacenza - Turin229km
2-JulStage 4Pinerolo - Valloire138km
3-JulStage 5Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne - Saint-Vulbas Plaine de l'Ain177km
4-JulStage 6Mâcon - Dijon163km
5-JulStage 7Nuits-Saint-Georges - Gevrey-Chambertin25km (ITT)
6-JulStage 8Semur-en-Auxois - Colombey-les-Deux-Églises176km
7-JulStage 9Troyes - Troyes199km
8-JulRest day 1OrléansRow 9 - Cell 3
9-JulStage 10Orléans - Saint-Amand-Montrond187km
10-JulStage 11Évaux-les-Bains - Le Lioran211km
11-JulStage 12Aurillac - Villeneuve-sur-Lot204km
12-JulStage 13Agen - Pau171km
13-JulStage 14Pau - Saint-Lary-Soulan Pla d'Adet152km
14-JulStage 15Loudenvielle - Plateau de Beille198km
15-JulRest day 2GruissanRow 16 - Cell 3
16-JulStage 16Gruissan - Nîmes187km
17-JulStage 17Saint-Paul-Trois-Châteaux - Superdévoluy178km
18-JulStage 18Gap - Barcelonnette179km
19-JulStage 19Embrun - Isola 2000145km
20-JulStage 20Nice - Col de la Couillole133km
21-JulStage 21Monaco - Nice34km (ITT)


  • Tour de France 2024
    29 June 2024 - 21 July 2024 | WorldTour
    • Stage 1 | Florence - Rimini
      2024-06-29 205km
    • Stage 2 | Cesenatico - Bologna
      2024-06-30 200km
    • Stage 3 | Piacenza - Turin
      2024-07-01 225km
    • Stage 4 | Pinerolo - Valloire
      2024-07-02 138km
    • Stage 5 | Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne - Saint-Vulbas Plaine de l'Ain
      2024-07-03 177km
    • Stage 6 | Mâcon - Dijon
      2024-07-04 163km
    • Stage 7 | Nuits-Saint-Georges - Gevrey-Chambertin (ITT)
      2024-07-05 25km
    • Stage 8 | Semur-en-Auxois - Colombey-les-Deux-Églises
      2024-07-06 176km
    • Stage 9 | Troyes - Troyes
      2024-07-07 199km
    • Rest Day 1 | Orléans
    • Stage 10 | Orléans - Saint-Amand-Montrond
      2024-07-09 187km
    • Stage 11 | Évaux-les-Bains - Le Lioran
      2024-07-10 211km
    • Stage 12 | Aurillac - Villeneuve-sur-Lot
      2024-07-11 204km
    • Stage 13 | Agen - Pau
      2024-07-12 171km
    • Stage 14 | Pau - Saint-Lary-Soulan (Pla d'Adet)
      2024-07-13 152km
    • Stage 15 | Loudenvielle - Plateau de Beille
      2024-07-14 198km
    • Rest Day 2 | Gruissan
    • Stage 16 | Gruissan - Nîmes
      2024-07-16 187km
    • Stage 17 | Saint-Paul-Trois-Châteaux - Superdévoluy
      2024-07-17 178km
    • Stage 18 | Gap - Barcelonnette
      2024-07-18 179km
    • Stage 19 | Embru - Isola 2000
      2024-07-19 145km
    • Stage 20 | Nice - Col de la Couillole
      2024-07-20 133km
    • Stage 21 | Monaco - Nice (ITT)
      2024-07-21 34km

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