After 110 editions concluded in Paris with very often a fairly boring stage promised to the sprinters, this Tour de France 2024 offers a breath of fresh air with a time trial on July 21 in Nice and a final mountain stage the day before. The 20th stage will look like a Paris-Nice stage with the finish at the top of the Col de la Couillole. In detail, the stage will start in Nice and will see four climbs follow one another: the Col de Braus (10 km at 6.6%), the Col de Turini (20.7 km at 5.7%), the Col de la Colmiane (7.5 km at 7.1%) then the Col de la Couillole (15.7 km at 7.1%), all in “only” 132 km. Enough to shake up the general classification 24 hours from the finish.
The next day, no stroll on the Promenade des Anglais. For the most nostalgic, it will be the first time that the Tour has ended on a clock since the outcome of 1989 when the Frenchman Laurent Fignon lost the yellow jersey by eight seconds, the smallest gap in history, against the American Greg Lemond. The stage will take place between Monaco and Nice, a 35 kilometer long route with several climbs such as La Turbie (8.1 km at 5.6%) then a portion of the Col d’Eze (1.6 km at 8.1 %) before the long descent to the Promenade des Anglais in Nice.
We are all very happy that the Olympic Games are taking place in France and in Paris. It’s great for everyone, French sport and beyond. But it was completely impossible to finish the Tour in Paris , the police and gendarmerie forces will have enough work not to add to it. There is a form of evidence, of common sense. The Côte d’Azur will offer us an exceptional setting from an aesthetic point of view, the place best known by foreigners in France after Paris. Starting from Nice and its metropolis, we are going to use this completely different ground throughout the weekend, it will allow us to offer a final fireworks display which will be great” explained Christian Prudhomme tothe team
What date for the Tour de France 2024?
The Tour de France 2024 will take place from Saturday June 29 to Sunday July 21, 2024.
Which departure city for the Tour de France 2024? For this very special edition, the Tour de France will start from Italy for the first time in its history. The Tour started from all the countries bordering France. He even left the Netherlands six times, which has no common border with France. But he has never left Italy yet. There is a kind of incongruity that will disappear”, commented Christian Prudhomme in December 2022. In total, there will be three stages in Italy to launch the 2024 edition. The first stage will take place on June 29 and will connect Florence to Rimini. It is“a medium mountain or even mountain stage with an elevation gain of 3700 meters”
according to Christian Prudhomme. Here are the first 3 stages of the #TDF2024
and its Grand Départ from Florence! Here are the first 3 steps of #TDF2024 with a Grand Départ from Florence!
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December 21, 2022
The second, cut out for punchers, will leave from Cesenatico and will end on a final circuit in Bologna via Imola where Julian Alaphilippe won his first world champion title in 2020. Finally, the third, promised to sprinters, will go from Pleasure in Turin. The fourth stage should also take off in Italy and then arrive in France.