2024 Tour de France
June 29, 2024 – July 21, 2024 CEST
The most famous of professional cycling’s three Grand Tours, the 2024 Tour de France (Tour of France) is a 3 week long multiple-stage race held every year, primarily in France.
The yellow jersey (maillot jaune) is given to the General Clarification winner of the Tour de France, with four riders winning the race on five occasions – Jacques Anquetil of France, Eddy Merckx of Belgium, Bernard Hinault of France and Miguel Indurain of Spain.
When is the 2024 Tour de France?
The Tour de France is held annually, usually over 3 weeks in the month of July coinciding with Bastille Day – the national day of France.
The 2024 Tour de France will be held from Saturday 29th June to Sunday 21st July 2024.
Where is the 2024 Tour de France?
The Tour de France is predominantly held in France, although stages have passed through or started in a number of different countries including: Andorra, Belgium, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Monaco, the Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom.
The start of the Tour, known as the Grand Départ takes place in a different town each year, with the right to host being highly sought after. It has also become common for the Grand Départ to take place outside of France to increase international interest in the event, whilst the final stage is traditionally held on the Champs-Élysées in Paris.
The 2024 Grand Départ will depart from Florence, with the first three stages held across the Emilia-Romagna region in Italy – the first time the Grand Départ for the Tour has taken place in Italy.
With Paris due to host the 2024 Olympics and Paralympics in late July and into August, the tour will finish outside of Paris for the first time since 1905. The Final Stage will be an individual time trial from Monaco to Nice, the last time a time trial was the final stage of the Tour was in 1989 – famed for Greg LeMond overturning a deficit of 50 seconds to win the Tour by just eight seconds.
The 2024 tour route will be:
Stage 1 (Saturday 29th June 2024) – Florence to Rimini
Stage 2 (Sunday 30th June 2024) – Cesenatico to Bologna
Stage 3 (Monday 1st July 2024) – Plaisance to Turin
Details of Stage 4 – Stage 19 are to be confirmed
Stage 20 (Saturday 20th July 2024) – Nice to Col de la Couillole
Stage 21 (Sunday 21st July 2024) – Monaco to Nice (Individual Time Trial)
Further information on the 2024 route can be accessed on the official website here once confirmed.
How do I get to the 2024 Tour de France?
For the Grand Départ, there are airports at Bilbao, Vitoria-Gasteiz and San Sebastián. Across France, major airports can be found in Paris, Nice, Lyon, Marseille and Toulouse among others which between them serve many destinations across Europe and the World.
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Last Updated on July 5, 2023 by Sports Tourist