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TOUR’24 The PEZ First Look: Mountains, Gravel & Two TTs!


2024 Tour de France Route: The route of the 2024 Tour de France was revealed in Paris on Wednesday. It was beforehand introduced that for the primary time in its historical past the French Grand Tour will begin in Italy and won’t end in Paris. The climbers have seven powerful mountain phases within the Pyrenees and Alps, 5 of which have summit finishes, there are eight flat phases for the sprinters and two time trials. An all spherical powerful Tour.

 

Tour’24 Particulars:

    • The Tour de France will begin in Italy for the primary time
    • The Tour de France ends with a time trial for the primary time since 1989
    • 21 phases
    • 3.492 kilometres
    • 8 flat phases
    • 4 hilly phases
    • 7 mountain phases
    • 2 time trials
    • 5 uphill finishes
    • Relaxation days on Monday 8 and 15 July

 

Tour de France 2024 Levels (June 29-July 21):
29/06 – Stage 1: Firenze/Florence – Rimini (205 km)
30/06 – Stage 2: Cesenatico – Bologna (200 km)
01/07 – Stage 3: Piacenza – Turin (229 km)
02/07 – Stage 4: Pinerolo – Valloire (138 km)
03/07 – Stage 5: Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne – Saint-Vulbas (177 km)
04/07 – Stage 6: Mâcon – Dijon (163 km)
05/07 – Stage 7: Gevrey-Chambertin – Nuits-Saint-Georges (25 km, ITT)
06/07 – Stage 8: Semur-en-Auxois – Colombey-les-Deux-Eglises (176 km)
07/07 – Stage 9: Troyes – Troyes (199 km)
08/07 – Relaxation day in Orléans
09/07 – Stage 10: Orléans – Saint-Amand-Montrond (187 km)
10/07 – Stage 11: Evaux-les-Bains – Le Lioran (211 km)
11/07 – Stage 12: Aurillac – Villeneuve-sur-Lot (204 km)
12/07 – Stage 13: Agen – Pau (171 km)
13/07 – Stage 14: Pau – Saint-Lary-Soulan/Pla d’Adet (152 km)
14/07 – Stage 15: Loudenvielle – Plateau de Beille (198 km)
15/07 – Relaxation day in Narbonne
16/07 – Stage 16: Gruissan – Nîmes (187 km)
17/07 – Stage 17: Saint-Paul-Trois-Châteaux – Tremendous-Dévoluy (178 km)
18/07 – Stage 18: Hole – Barcelonnette (179 km)
19/07 – Stage 19: Embrun – Isola 2000 (145 km)
20/07 – Stage 20: Good – Col de la Couillole (132 km)
21/07 – Stage 21: Monaco – Good (35.2 km, ITT).

 

The 111th version of the Tour de France will begin in Italy for the primary time, for 3 full street phases. Florence, Tuscany, will host the Grand Départ on June 29, 2024. On Stage 1, the battle for the yellow jersey might be fought within the Apennines, on the street from Florence to the coastal city of Rimini. Between Florence and Rimini there are seven climbs, with 3,800 metres of climbing. Early within the stage, biking hero Gino Bartali might be honoured by the Tour because it passes by way of his birthplace of Ponte a Ema. The Tour can even undergo San Marino.

Emilia-Romagna Grand Départ

 

Stage 2 goes from Cesenatico to Bologna. One other very hilly stage, with 4 climbs within the final 60 kilometres. On the end there are two laps taking within the climb of San Luca (1.9km at 10.6%). The Third and closing Stage in Italy begins from Piacenza and finishes in Turin and is one for the sprinters. There are three climbs, however they shouldn’t be an issue for the fast-finishers.

Stage 2 : Cesenatico – Bologne

 

Stage 4 begins in Italy, however from Pinerolo the riders will head in to France for a end in Valloire. The well-known climb of the Col du Galibier is the primary actual mountain on this Tour and will present any cracks.  The PEZ himself climbed the Galibier and managed slightly video right here:



Stage 5 is a transition stage between Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne and Saint-Vulbas, a relaxation after the thrill of Italia.

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Stage 4 profile

 

The subsequent phases are within the northeast and centre of France. The Sixth Stage from Mâcon to Dijon ought to swimsuit the sprinters, however the subsequent day the general ought to see adjustments on the finish of the Stage 7 particular person time trial from Gevrey-Chambertin to Nuits-Saint-Georges, by way of the vineyards of the Burgundy. Stage 8 finishes in Colombey-les-Deux-Eglises.

Stage 7 ITT

 

Troyes is the capital of the Aube division within the Grand Est area, and the end of Stage 9. The riders aiming for an excellent closing total place should on their guard on this stage. The white gravel paths of the Côte des Bar, a hilly champagne space, has fourteen gravel sections with 32 kilometres of tough roads.

The gravel of stage 9

 

    • 08/07 – First relaxation day in Orléans

 

After the primary relaxation day in Orléans, there’s a sprinter’s stage to Saint-Amand-Montrond, however the Cher division is know for its cross-winds and there may be at all times the potential of a skirmish with echelons. The subsequent day, the peloton heads in the direction of Le Lioran on Stage 11, the place Greg Van Avermaet took the yellow jersey in 2016 with solo experience. That is adopted by treacherous hilly Levels 12 to Villeneuve-sur-Lot and Pau.

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Stage 11 profile

 

Subsequent up are two essential Pyrenean phases. The primary, Stage 14 goes over the well-known Col du Tourmalet to Pla d’Adet. The Tour de France will commemorate Raymond Poulidor’s final Tour stage win within the Pla d’Adet ski resort in 1974, fifty years in the past. The French biking hero died in 2019. Three very laborious climbs come on this pretty quick stage of ‘solely’ 152 kilometres. Not a day to win the Tour, however there might be fireworks on the summit end.

Stage 14

 

The second Pyrenees stage has its end line on the prime of the Plateau de Beille ski resort. Within the run-up to this climb there are the Col de Peyresourde, Col de Menté, Col de Portet d’Aspet and Col d’Agnes. Plateau de Beille has been a Tour end six occasions. The primary time was in 1998, the place Marco Pantani gained and the final time was in 2015 and Joaquim Rodríguez gained from an early break. 5 laborious climbs with one other summit end to Stage 15 over practically 200 kilometres.

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Stage 15 profile

 

    • 15/07 – Second relaxation day in Narbonne

 

After the second and closing relaxation day in Narbonne, the sprinters ought to get their likelihood once more in Nîmes on Stage 16. The Seventeenth Stage climbs from the beginning line after which throws in three laborious slopes within the final 40 kilometres earlier than the summit of Tremendous-Dévoluy. Stage 18 from Tourstad Hole to Barcelonnette is flat and will finish in a dash, however there might be drained legs and the possibility of an escape going all the best way is feasible.

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Stage 17 profile

 

There are then three very powerful and decisive phases within the south of France to complete the 2024 Tour. Stage 19 on the Friday of the ultimate weekend is from Embrun to the highest of Isola 2000, a climb of about 16 kilometres at a mean of seven%. Within the run-up to this closing climb, the riders should cross the Cime de la Bonette, with its summit at an altitude of over 2,800 metres. This climb was final ridden in 2008 and is the very best asphalt street within the Alps.

Stage 19

 

The penultimate Stage 20 is a really powerful mountain stage within the Good space. The riders cross the Col de Braus (10km at 6.6%), Col de Turini (20.7km at 5.7%) and Col de la Colmiane (7.5km at 7.1%) to the ultimate climb of the Col de la Couillole (15.7km at 7.1%). The penultimate stage of Paris-Good completed on the prime of the Couillole climb, Tadej Pogačar was the winner that day.

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Stage 20

 

If the highest males are nonetheless shut after the final mountain stage to the Col de la Couillole, there might be an thrilling climax to the 2024 Tour de France. For the primary time since 1989, the Tour de France will finish with a time trial. The organisers have a tough route from Monaco to Good for the ultimate time trial.

The time trial by Tissot

The ultimate Stage 21 time trial is 35 kilometres lengthy and takes the riders over powerful terrain. After the primary flat kilometres there may be the climb of La Turbie (8.1km at 5.6%), adopted by the quick Col d’Èze (1.6km at 8.1%). After the quick descent there are some flat kilometres to the end line in Good and the 111th Tour.

Stage 21

 

The Tour might be hoping for the same end to 1989, when Greg Lemond knocked his large rival, Laurent Fignon, out of the Tour win by 8 seconds after the ultimate time trial in Paris.

    • Keep PEZ for extra 2024 Tour de France insights coming quickly.

 

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