Tuesday, December 5, 2023

Tour de France Women 2024: a big start in the Netherlands and an arrival at Alpe d’Huez! The course

After a 2023 edition dominated by Dutchwoman Demi Vollering and her SD Worx team, the 2024 Women’s Tour de France will start from Rotterdam in the Netherlands. The first two half-stages the next day will take place in the same country with a 6-kilometer time trial in the afternoon. The next day, the riders will still be in Rotterdam for the final stage exclusively in the Netherlands. The rest promises to be spectacular with a mix between the classic Amstel Gold Race and Liège Bastogne Liège before heading towards France. The end of this women’s Tour de France promises to be grandiose with terrain designed for climbers with the arrival at Alpe de l’Huez. The total route of this 3rd edition of the Tour de France is 946 kilometers with a big lean towards the East of France.

The dates of the Tour de France women

The race, postponed due to the Paris 2024 Olympic Games, will be held from August 12 to 18, and will consist of eight stages.

Map and route of the Tour de France women

Here is the map and route of the women’s Tour de France with a final finish near Alpe d’Huez

The stages of the women’s Tour de France

  • 1st stage on August 12: Rotterdam – The Hague (124km)
  • 2nd stage on August 13: Dordrecht – Rotterdam (67km)
  • 3rd stage on August 13: Rotterdam – Rotterdam (6.3km)
  • 4th stage on August 14: Valkenburg – Liège (122km)
  • 5th stage on August 15: Bastogne – Amnéville (150km)
  • 6th stage on August 16: Remiremont – Morteau (160km)
  • 7th stage on August 17: Champagnole – Le Grand Bornand (167 km)
  • 8th stage on August 18: Le Grand Bornand – Alpe d’Huez (1520km)

The favorites of the women’s Tour de France

Demi Vollering (SD Worx) advances as the big favorite after the retirement of her main rival, Annemiek Van Vleuten. In addition to the main outsiders Katarzyna Niewiadoma (Canyon-SRAM), Gaia Realini (Lidl-Trek) and Elisa Longo Borghini (Lidl-Trek), the French will also have a card to play. Juliette Labous (DSM – Firmenich), in the top 5 in the first two editions, will aim for the podium. Cédrine Kerbaol (Ceratizit – WNT), best youngster last year, will also want to do well


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