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This will be the first Grand Départ in Italy and the 26th that’s taken place abroad  First finale in Nice. Due to the Olympic and Paralympic Games taking place in Paris, the race will not finish in the French capital for the first time.

Two time trials. 25 + 34 = 59km in total, the second of them taking place on the final Monaco>Nice stage. This will be the first time the race has seen a finale of this type for 35 years, the last occasion being the famous Fignon - LeMond duel in 1989.

Apennines (Italy), the Italian and French Alps, Massif Central and Pyrenees will be the mountain ranges on the 2024 Tour route.

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Out of a total of 39, the locations or stage towns that are appearing on the Tour map for the first time . In order of appearance: Florence, Rimini, Cesenatico, Bologna, Piacenza, Saint-Vulbas, Gevrey-Chambertin, Colombey-les-Deux-Églises, Évaux-les-Bains, Gruissan, Superdévoluy, Col de la Couillole.

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2024 Tour de France begins June 29 and includes historic firsts. Everything to know

The Paris Olympics and Paralympics will not be the only prestigious international sporting event held in France this summer. 

The Tour de France, the preeminent event on the men’s cycling calendar, will return for its 111th edition from June 29 to July 21. During the three-week ride, 176 cyclists, representing 22 teams of eight, will complete 21 stages across hilly, flat and mountainous terrain. The course includes a grueling 52,230 meters (over 170,000 feet) of elevation gain and is 3,492 kilometers (2,170 miles) long. The taxing schedule includes only two rest days. 

This year’s race will start in Florence, Italy, and conclude at the Promenade des Anglais in Nice, France. It will be the first time the finish line is not in or near Paris because the city will be hosting the Olympic and Paralympic Games. And the first time since 1975 the race will not finish on the Champs-Élysées.

The final stage will also break from tradition as it will be one of two time trial stages, which means the leader could be determined in the final leg. The last time the Tour de France ended with a time trial was in 1989.

In addition to Italy and France, the route passes through San Marino and Monaco. The route is famous for its picturesque scenery, from quaint rural villages to the towering Alps. 

Each stage is timed, and the rider with the lowest cumulative time across all stages wins the acclaimed maillot jaune, or yellow jersey, to signify the general classification winner. Denmark’s Jonas Vingegaard, 27, hopes to seek a coveted three-peat but is still working his way back from a serious crash that hospitalized him for 12 days in April. If he does race, he will face fierce competition from a talented field that includes 2020 and 2021 winner Tadej Pogača of Slovenia.

Separate awards are also given to the best sprinter, climber and young cyclist. 

Sepp Kuss, who finished as the top American in 12th place at last year’s Tour de France, is also set to return. Like last year, he will race on the same team as Vingegaard. 

How to watch the 2024 Tour de France live

All stages of the Tour de France, as well as pre- and post-race coverage, will be available to stream live on Peacock. USA Network will also stream some of the stages. 

NBC will simultaneously broadcast select stages of the event. 

Stage 1 will begin June 29 at 6 a.m. ET. The rest of the stages typically start between 5 a.m. and 8 a.m. ET. 

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From Florence to the Beaches of Nice: How to Watch the 2024 Tour de France

This year’s edition starts in Italy and features one of the toughest opening stages ever, a 206-kilometer ride from Florence to Rimini taking riders through the heart of the Apennine mountains.

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The Tour de France was first raced in 1903 when journalist (and former bike racer) Henri Desgrange organized the event to promote L’Auto-Vélo, a French sporting newspaper that he edited–and is known today as L’Equipe. The newspaper was actually printed on yellow paper, which fuels one of the narratives surrounding the origins of the maillot jaune . That year’s Tour covered 2,428 km (1,509 mi) spread over just six stages–the average stage length was about 405 km (251 mi)–and only 21 of the original 60 starters finished the inaugural event.

Despite the low number of finishers, the event was an overwhelming success, and the Tour has since become one of the largest sporting events in the world, an event for which teams with multi-million dollar budgets spend years trying to win. For the riders, just a single stage win or day in the yellow jersey is a career-defining achievement. Riders who win the overall title–even just once–go down in history.

This year’s race covers 3,492 km (2,165 mi) spread over 21 stages, with eight days for the sprinters, two individual time trials, seven mountain stages, and about four stages for the punchy opportunists who head up the road in search of “do-or-die” breakaway stage victories–we love those guys.

Here’s everything you need to know about the 2024 Tour de France:

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The route of the 2024 Tour de France is unlike any we’ve ever seen, mainly because it’s bookended by two of the biggest “firsts” in the event’s 110-year history: it’s the first to begin in Italy and the first to end outside of Paris (in Nice).

The Tour begins in Florence on Saturday, June 29th, the first of three-and-a-half stages in Italy. And we’re expecting fireworks right away: Stages 1 and 2 are two of the toughest opening stages we’ve ever seen, even harder than the opening stages of last year’s Tour, which took place in the hilly Basque region of northern Spain.

After a day for the sprinters on Stage 3, Stage 4 begins in Pinerolo and brings the race back into France via the 2,642m Col du Galibier. The second-highest climb in this year’s race, the first rider to the summit will win a cash prize given each year in honor of Degrange. By the end of one of the earliest mountain stages in Tour history, the GC battle will be in full swing.

The sprinters will then get two more chances as the race heads north. But the GC battle will resume on Friday, July 5th, with Stage 7, the first of two individual time trials in this year’s Tour. The first week ends with Sunday’s Stage 9, an exciting stage featuring 14 sections of white gravel roads through France’s Champagne region. This will be the first gravel stage in the history of the men’s Tour de France–the women completed a gravel stage of their own through the region in 2022.

After the Tour’s first Rest Day, the race resumes on Tuesday, July 9th, and begins a southwesterly trip–through the Massif Central, which hosts a rugged finish to Stage 11–toward the Pyrenees. Along the way, the sprinters will have a few more opportunities to win a stage before the high mountains return over the weekend.

And they return in a big way, with back-to-back hors categorie (“beyond category”) summit finishes in the mountains that form the border between France and Spain. Saturday’s Stage 12 takes the riders over the Tourmalet–which Desgrange first thought was too hard for the Tour de France–and ends with a finish at the Pla d'Adet ski resort, while Sunday’s Stage 13 ends on the Plateau de Beille–after almost 198km of racing.

As if the mountains aren’t enough cause for excitement, it’s also a holiday weekend: Sunday is Bastille Day–July 14th–so expect the roads on both days to be packed with “festive” fans. By the end of the day, the list of riders capable of winning the 2024 Tour de France will be much shorter than it was a week prior.

The Tour’s third and final week takes the race back east, where an Alpine finale looms. In all, the riders will spend four days in the mountains during the third week, first in the high Alps–with summit finishes at the end of Stage 17 ( at Superdévoluy) and Stage 19 (at Isola 2000). And don’t snooze on Thursday’s Stage 18, a saw-toothed stage from Gap to Barcelonnette that’s filled with short, jagged climbs and could be the perfect place for an ambush–or a Hail Mary–before the final weekend.

But this year’s final weekend is not what we’ve come to expect from Tours of the past. With the Summer Olympics beginning in Paris just five days after the end of the race, this year’s Tour skips its traditional finish on the Champs Elysees and instead finishes in Nice–after the hardest final weekend we’ve seen in decades.

The weekend opens on Saturday, July 20th, with Stage 20, a short but intense stage through the maritime Alps featuring four categorized ascents, including a summit finish on the Category 1 Col de la Couillole.

And just in case that doesn’t settle things, Sunday’s Stage 21 certainly will, as–for the first time in 35 years–the Tour de France ends with an individual time trial. And it’s a hard one: a 33.7 km race against the clock that takes the riders over the Col d'Èze, a tough Category 2 ascent that always features in the final stage of March’s Paris-Nice, an 8-day stage race that Tour contenders often use to build form during the first part of their seasons.

This might bode well for American fans–for two reasons. First, the last time the Tour de France ended with an individual time trial, American Greg Lemond defeated France’s Laurent Fignon–who entered the day wearing the yellow jersey–to win the Tour by eight seconds.

And this year’s winner of Paris-Nice–which finished with a stage over the Col d'Èze–was American Matteo Jorgenson (Visma-Lease a Bike), a 24-year-old from Idaho who took the yellow jersey on that final stage. Jorgenson will be lining up at this year’s Tour; could history repeat itself? We can’t wait to find out.

When it comes to watching the Tour de France, you’ve got lots of options. NBC’s Peacock ($5.99/month or $59.99/year) streams all events organized by A.S.O., which means you can watch the Tour de France now and then the Tour de France Femmes in August. (And if you’re looking for ad-free coverage, you’ll need a subscription to Peacock Premium Plus, which runs $11.99 per month or $119.99 for the year.)

The Peacock app is available on Roku, Apple devices, Android and AndroidTV devices, Google platforms, Chromecast, Xbox consoles, PlayStation 4 and 5 consoles, VIZIO SmartCast TVs, and LG Smart TVs. You can also watch online via the Peacock website.

If you have a good cable package and prefer conventional viewing on your television, you’re in luck: NBC will offer the race to cable subscribers via the USA Network and CNBC. Live coverage often starts around 7 a.m. EDT, so 9-to-5ers will likely need to record each stage and watch later. (Check the full schedule for details.)

If you’re in Canada, FloBikes ($29.99/month CDN) is the best way to watch the Tour de France. All 21 stages are available live and on-demand on FloBikes.com, the FloSports iOS app, and the FloSports app for Amazon FireTV, Roku, and Apple TV.

Denmark’s Jonas Vingegaard (Jumbo-Visma) won the 2023 Tour de France, defeating Slovenia’s Tadej Pogačar (UAE Team Emirates) to defend his title from 2022. The two champions engaged in a tense battle during the first two weeks of the race and entered the second Rest Day separated by just ten seconds on the Tour’s General Classification.

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But Vingegaard exploded at the start of the third week, crushing Pogačar in an individual time trial on Stage 16 and then dropping him in the Alps on Stage 17. In just two stages, the Dane’s lead went from ten seconds to more than seven minutes. Pogačar saved face by winning Stage 20, but for the second year in a row, the winner of back-to-back Tours in 2020 and 2021 was forced to settle for second place–and the white jersey as the Tour’s Best Young Rider. Pogačar’s teammate, Great Britain’s Adam Yates–won Stage 1 and wore the Tour’s first yellow jersey–finished third overall.

Belgium’s Jasper Philipsen (Alpecin-Deceuninck) was without question the Tour’s best sprinter. The Belgian won four stages and ran away with the green jersey as the winner of the Tour’s Points Classification. Italy’s Giulio Ciccone (Lidl-Trek) won the polka dot jersey as the Tour’s King of the Mountains.

Jonas Vingegaard-Hansen (Visma-Lease a Bike)

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At this point in time, we’re waiting to hear if Vingegaard will even be starting this year’s Tour de France. The defending champion was one of several Tour favorites taken down in a massive crash at the Tour of the Basque Country in early April. The Dane spent twelve days in the hospital after breaking several bones and suffering a punctured lung in the fall and only resumed training a few weeks ago. Visma-Lease a Bike recently said he has a 50-50 chance of starting the race, but only will do so if the team feels he’s 100% ready to challenge for a third consecutive victory.

Tadej Pogačar (UAE Team Emirates)

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The uncertainty surrounding Vingegaard’s participation makes Pogačar the top favorite. The Slovenian won back-to-back Tours in 2020 and 2021 and scored back-to-back second-place finishes behind the Dane in 2022 and 2023. He’s been training since winning six stages and the General Classification at the recent Giro d’Italia and looks on track to become the first rider since Italy’s Marco Pantani (in 1998) to win the Giro-Tour double.

Primož Roglič (BORA-hansgrohe) and Remco Evenepoel (Soudal–Quick-Step)

Vingegaard wasn’t the only Tour contender who went down in that terrible crash at the Tour of the Basque Country: Slovenia’s Primož Roglič–who was leading the race at the time–and Belgium’s Remco Evenepoel were victims as well, and both riders immediately abandoned the race. Roglič injured his knee–but suffered no major injuries–but Evenepoel needed surgery after breaking his clavicle and scapula.

Unlike Vingegaard, both riders were able to get back to training relatively quickly, and they both competed at the recent Critérium du Dauphiné . Roglič won two stages and the General Classification despite almost cracking at the end of the final stage. Evenepoel won the Dauphiné’s only individual time trial, but showed he still has some room to improve after fading in the mountains. He finished the race in seventh place overall.

Carlos Rodríguez (INEOS Grenadiers)

Rodríguez, who won a stage and finished fifth in last year’s Tour de France, won the final stage and finished fourth overall at the Dauphiné, the latest in a series of high-stage race finishes for the 23-year-old. He’ll likely be joining Colombia’s Egan Bernal (who won the Tour in 2019) and Great Britain’s Geraint Thomas (Who won the Tour in 2018) on the starting line in Florence to form one of the deepest eight-rider line-ups in this year’s race.

Matteo Jorgenson (Visma-Lease a Bike)

If Vingegaard proves unable to start the Tour, don’t be surprised if Visma-Lease a Bike turns to Matteo Jorgenson to lead the team in his place. After winning Paris-Nice and Dwars door Vlaanderen in March, the American spent much of April and all of May at training camps, building form for the summer.

Well, it must’ve worked, as the 24-year-old nearly snatched the Dauphiné from Roglič after riding away with Rodríguez at the end of the final day. In the end, he lost the race by only eight seconds–another interesting coincidence given Lemond’s margin of victory at the Tour in 1989.

The American has never captained a team at the Tour de France, but he raced the French grand tour in 2022 and 2023–so he at least knows what the Tour’s pressure-cooker atmosphere feels like. And he should benefit from the presence of his teammate Sepp Kuss , the American who shockingly won last year’s Vuelta a España and played a pivotal role in each of the six grand Tours won by the team prior to his own victory at the Vuelta last September.

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What to Know About This Year’s Tour de France (Which Begins in Italy)

Two previous winners are the leading contenders to win cycling’s most famous race, which, in a rarity, does not end in Paris.

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By Victor Mather

For three weeks starting Saturday, the world’s best cyclists will do battle in the Tour de France, racing through valleys, hills and high mountains. Though 176 riders will start, most eyes will be on a pair of two-time winners who seek title No. 3.

After more than 2,000 miles and dozens of punishing climbs, will the winner be Jonas Vingegaard of Denmark, who took the last two Tours de France but was hurt in a crash this year? Or Tadej Pogacar of Slovenia, the 2020 and 2021 winner ? Or will an unexpected contender jump up and surprise them?

And, wait: Is it really the Tour de France if the race doesn’t finish on the Champs-Élysées? Here’s a primer to read before the race gets underway.

Where will they race?

For the first time, the race will start in Italy , with the opening stage beginning in Florence and winding through the Apennine Mountains to Rimini, a city on the Adriatic coast. It will be more difficult than most opening stages, with several uphill climbs.

After a few days in Italy, the race will enter France, then go counterclockwise around the country, passing through the Alps, the Massif Central, the Pyrenees and then the Alps again.

Who are the favorites?

Vingegaard won last year’s event by an emphatic seven and a half minutes. But after a good start to the 2024 cycling season, he crashed badly in the Tour of the Basque Country in April and spent 12 days in the hospital with a broken collarbone. He is expected to ride in the Tour de France, but there is uncertainty as to what kind of shape he will be in.

As a result, Pogacar, who has been in fine form, is the favorite to win and regain his crown.

Pogacar rode in the Giro d’Italia, or Tour of Italy, in May. Unlike riders in that race who hold back to preserve their strength for the Tour de France, he gave it his all, winning by almost 10 minutes. If Pogacar claims the Tour as well, he will be the first cyclist since Marco Pantani, in 1998, to win the Giro and the Tour in the same season.

After the big two, other possible contenders include Primoz Roglic of Slovenia, the 2023 Giro winner, and Remco Evenepoel of Belgium, who won the 2022 Tour of Spain.

Though an individual wins the Tour, his team can help a lot, pacing him in the mountains and blocking attacks from rivals. Last year’s leading team, Jumbo-Visma (now Visma–Lease a Bike) has broken up; Vingegaard is still its leader, but Roglic left to join Red Bull-Bora-Hansgrohe. UAE Team Emirates will support Pogacar with a squad that includes Adam Yates of Britain, a rider with the talent to win the Tour himself; he placed third last year.

Tell me the days that really matter.

The first stage to focus on is July 2, when the riders travel from Italy to France. It includes a climb up the Galibier, one of the Tour’s toughest mountains, and one that still has snow on the side of the roads.

In the midst of a week of flat stages that won’t change the leaderboard much, there is a time trial on July 5 in Burgundy wine country. The riders will race alone against the clock, with no help from teammates, which is why a time trial is known as “the race of truth.”

The real action comes at the end, with five mountain stages. The July 13 stage is particularly notable; it includes a climb up the Tourmalet in the Pyrenees and ends with an uphill — or more accurately, up-mountain — finish that is sure to winnow out any pretenders. Also make note of July 14, 17, 19 and 20 as four more brutal mountain stages where the Tour is likely to be won, or lost.

But even the flat stages, which are usually won by sprinters and seldom affect the overall standings, may have some extra interest this year. The great sprinter Mark Cavendish, 39, has 34 career stage victories and needs one more to break the record he shares with Eddy Merckx, the dominant rider of the 1960s and ’70s.

What’s different this year?

The day after that last mountain stage, the race will end, but not with the traditional ceremonial cruise down the Champs-Élysées in Paris. Instead, the field will hold a time trial to finish the Tour for the first time since 1989. If the race is close, the winner could be decided on that final day, as it was in 1989. That year, the American Greg LeMond snatched the Tour from Laurent Fignon of France in a time trial by a mere eight seconds, still the closest margin in history.

To avoid the Paris Olympics, which open five days later, the time trial will run from Monaco to Nice. It is the first time since 1974 the race has not ended on the Champs-Élysées and the first time ever it has not ended in Paris or its environs.

Remind me what the jerseys mean.

In each stage, whoever is the overall leader wears the yellow jersey to make him easier to spot for TV viewers and the thousands of fans along the route.

But there are other jerseys, too. Finishing near the front in individual stages, especially flat ones, earns points toward the green jersey for best sprinter. Last year’s winner of this jersey was Jasper Philipsen.

The first riders to reach the top of the race’s many mountains earn points toward the garish polka-dot jersey for best climber. The top contenders for yellow are also favored to win this jersey, as is Giulio Ciccone of Italy, who won last year.

Are there any Americans racing?

The days of American favorites like LeMond and Lance Armstrong are over for the time being. Moreover, Sepp Kuss, the American who won the 2023 Tour of Spain, is out because of a Covid-19 infection.

Matteo Jorgenson, 24, on the Visma team, is the top-ranked American. He won this year’s weeklong Paris-Nice race, and some think he can contend for the tour’s title in the future, or maybe, if all goes well, this year.

How can I watch?

Stages generally start around 6 or 7 a.m. Eastern time and last four to five hours. In the United States, Peacock will stream every stage live. Some stages will be shown on NBC and USA as well.

Other broadcasters include ITV and Eurosport (United Kingdom), SBS (Australia), FloBikes (Canada), France Televisions (France), ARD (Germany) and J Sports (Japan).

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2023 Tour de France final standings for the yellow jersey, green jersey, white jersey and polka-dot jersey ...

Overall (Yellow Jersey) 1. Jonas Vingegaard (DEN) -- 82:05:42 2. Tadej Pogacar (SLO) -- +7:29 3. Adam Yates (GBR) -- +10:56 4. Simon Yates (GBR) -- +12:23 5. Carlos Rodriguez (ESP) -- +13:17 6. Pello Bilbao (ESP) -- +13:27 7. Jai Hindley (AUS) -- +14:44 8. Felix Gall (AUT) -- +16:09 9. David Gaudu (FRA) -- +23:08 10. Guillaume Martin (FRA) — +26:30 12. Sepp Kuss (USA) -- +37:32 13. Tom Pidcock (GBR) -- +47:52 33. Julian Alaphilippe (FRA) -- +2:25:43 36. Egan Bernal (COL) -- +2:38:16 66. Neilson Powless (USA) -- +3:37:30 DNF. Wout van Aert (BEL) — Stage 18 DNF. Mark Cavendish (GBR) — Stage 8 DNF. Richard Carapaz (ECU) -- Stage 2 DNF. Enric Mas (ESP) — Stage 1

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Sprinters (Green Jersey) 1. Jasper Philipsen -- 377 points 2. Mads Pedersen (DEN) — 258 3. Bryan Coquard (FRA) -- 203 4. Tadej Pogacar (SLO) — 186 5. Jonas Vingegaard (DEN) — 128

Climbers (Polka-Dot Jersey) 1. Giulio Ciccone (ITA) -- 106 2. Felix Gall (AUT) -- 92 3. Jonas Vingegaard (DEN) -- 89 4. Neilson Powless (USA) -- 58 5. Tadej Pogacar (SLO) -- 55

Young Riders (White Jersey) 1. Tadej Pogacar (SLO) — 82:13:11 2. Carlos Rodriguez (ESP) -- +5:48 3. Felix Gall (AUT) -- +8:40 4. Tom Pidcock (GBR) -- +40:23 5. Mattias Skjelmose Jensen (DEN) -- +2:07:58

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  • Date: 21 July 2024
  • Start time: 14:40
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  • Race category: ME - Men Elite
  • Distance: 33.7 km
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  • Vert. meters: 718
  • Departure: Monaco
  • Arrival: Nice
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Rivalries, crashes and meltdowns: Tour de France storylines to watch

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Imagine speeding down a winding mountain road going 60 mph, protected by little more than carbon, spandex and a helmet, surrounded by nearly 200 competitors as thousands of stunned onlookers shout and jeer. 

Now, imagine doing that for six hours a day for three weeks, with just two rest days to gather enough strength and wits to keep going.

Welcome to the Tour de France, the most elite bicycle race in the world and perhaps the most grueling endurance challenge undertaken by professional athletes.

For the first time in the race’s 111-year history, the Tour de France will begin in Italy and end somewhere other than in Paris, which is hosting the Summer Olympics . Cyclists will traverse nearly 2,200 miles of stunning European landscapes, departing from Florence on Saturday and snaking up to the Pyrenees Mountains, through the Alps and down to the Mediterranean Sea. It will conclude in Nice on July 21. 

It’s no secret that while the Tour de France draws tens of millions of viewers worldwide every year, American audiences have largely overlooked professional cycling after Lance Armstrong’s very public professional demise. 

In 2012, the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency accused Armstrong’s seemingly untouchable team of running “the most sophisticated, professionalized and successful doping program that sport has ever seen.”

Armstrong, who won seven Tours after having cancer, vehemently denied the allegations for years until he confessed in a 2013 interview with Oprah Winfrey. His downfall culminated when the Union Cycliste Internationale, professional cycling’s governing body, stripped him of all seven Tour de France victories. 

After years of disinterest, American viewership may be on the rebound, thanks, in part, to the release of “Unchained,” a Netflix show by the production team behind the blockbuster “Drive to Survive” docuseries, which focuses on Formula 1 racing. “Unchained” goes behind the scenes of cycling’s biggest rivalries, capturing in vivid detail the commitment, sacrifice and zeal needed to conquer the Tour de France. Think violent crashes, uncontrollable sobbing and inter-team mudslinging.  

With so much drama surrounding professional cycling’s biggest race, here are a few storylines to watch in the coming Tour de France.

Jonas v. Tadej 

This year’s biggest showdown will be a tiebreaker for the ages. Jonas Vingegaard, the Danish superpower leading team Visma-Lease a Bike, will return to defend the yellow jersey after he won the Tour de France in 2022 and last year. But Tadej Pogačar, a Slovenian wunderkind riding for UAE Team Emirates, has a score to settle. He took home the yellow jersey in 2020 and 2021, and this year he obliterated competitors in the spring classics and in Italy’s grand tour, the Giro d’Italia. 

Vingegaard heads to Florence with a major disadvantage after he was hospitalized for nearly two weeks with a collapsed lung, a broken collarbone and broken ribs in April during the Tour of Basque Country. He spent much of the spring recovering from the horrific crash and training at altitude with teammate Wout Van Aert, who was injured in a separate crash. 

Complicating matters is the recently announced departure of American cyclist Sepp Kuss from Visma’s Tour de France lineup. He shepherded team Visma to three grand tour victories last year. But Tuesday, Visma announced Kuss has Covid and won’t ride in the Tour. 

Setting a Tour record 

Will Mark Cavendish beat the record for most stage wins at the Tour de France? With 34 victories behind him, Cavendish, the Astana Qazaqstan Team sprinter, remains tied with the great Eddy Merckx. He planned to smash that record last year and retire from professional cycling, but he crashed out of the Tour before he achieved his dream. Now 39 years old, Cavendish will head to Florence with that one goal in mind.

But he has fierce competition by the name of Jasper Philipsen of team Alpecin-Deceuninck. Philipsen, of Belgium, emerged last year as the peloton’s top sprinter, winning four stages with the help of teammate Mathieu van der Poel, also known as the Flying Dutchman. 

Combined, Philipsen and van der Poel are perhaps the most formidable pair and perhaps the most controversial. Philipsen’s aggressive tactics, including trying to block other riders, repeatedly came under question last year, triggering reviews by race officials and drawing criticism from viewers and pundits alike. Race officials ultimately ruled in favor of Philipsen, but his reputation had been sullied by the end of the Tour.

Evenepoel debut 

Soudal Quick-Step’s Remco Evenepoel will chase a podium finish in his Tour de France debut. But at 24 years old, Evenepoel remains untested at the grand Tour, and he has suffered several setbacks in recent months. 

Evenepoel, the two-time world champion from Belgium, broke his collarbone and a shoulder blade at the Tour of Basque Country in the crash that took out Vingegaard. He crashed again this month at the Critérium du Dauphiné. He quickly recovered and went on to conquer the time trial, but he ultimately lost the top spot to Slovenian cyclist Primož Roglič, who is also gunning for the yellow jersey at the Tour de France. 

In his latest setback, Evenepoel was forced to bow out of the Belgian National Championships after he came down with a cold. He has less than a week to recover before he tackles the Tour de France.

Roglič vengeance 

Whether Roglič can beat former teammate Vingegaard and win his first Tour de France will be one of the best storylines to watch. 

Roglič, who rode on team Visma for five seasons, is no stranger to first place. He won the Vuelta a España three years in a row, from 2019 to 2021, and he took first at the Giro d’Italia last year. In 2020, he came in second at the Tour de France but lost to fellow Slovenian Pogačar. 

Last year, Roglič sought a second win at the Vuelta a España, but he was pressured to back up his then-teammate Kuss. The unexpected change frustrated the already ornery Roglič, and soon afterward he announced he would leave Visma. Now with team BORA-hansgrohe, Roglič will face off against both Vingegaard and Pogačar at the Tour.

Doping problems

Professional cycling can’t seem to shake the shadow of doping more than a decade after Armstrong confessed to cheating.

Vingegaard’s jaw-dropping time trial last year, when he beat Pogačar by 98 seconds, set tongues wagging. His performance was almost too good, triggering rumblings inside and outside the peloton that he might have used performance-enhancing drugs. Vingegaard, who tested negative several times throughout the 2023 season, denied cheating and said he welcomed the tests to help prove his innocence.

This year, two cyclists have been disciplined for using prohibited substances. In May, Colombian cyclist Miguel Ángel López was banned for four years in an investigation led by Spanish authorities concerning a doctor who worked in the sport. The UCI anti-doping tribunal found him guilty of using and possessing menotropins, a female fertility drug that can stimulate production of testosterone in men. 

Last week, Italian cyclist Andrea Piccolo was dropped by his team, EF Education-EasyPost, on suspicion of transporting human growth hormone. His dismissal was all the more shocking given that his team manager, Jonathan Vaughters, had confessed to doping during his tenure as a professional cyclist riding on Armstrong’s team. 

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How To Watch the Tour de France in 2024

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The Tour de France pedals onto TV every summer—showcasing the world’s greatest road cyclists. As in recent seasons, NBC Sports will broadcast this year’s event across NBC and Peacock .

Peacock is our favorite service for watching the race because it carries every stage live and on demand. It’s also the streaming home of the Tour de France Femmes and Vuelta a España.

Keep scrolling for a closer look at watching Tour de France 2024 TV coverage—including the complete schedule with channel listings.

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What channel shows the Tour de France?

You can watch the Tour de France on NBC and Peacock . You’ll get the most live coverage from Peacock, which streams every stage and the daily Tour de France Pre-Race Show . Meanwhile, NBC will carry select portions of the Saturday stages—including an encore of Stage 20.

Can’t get enough of Le Tour? Check out the behind-the-scenes docuseries Tour de France: Unchained on Netflix . Each season covers the previous year’s tour by chronicling the experiences of top racers like Jasper Philipsen, Jonas Vingegaard, and Mark Cavendish.

2024 Tour de France TV schedule

This year’s Tour de France begins on June 29 in Italy before crossing into France on the fourth day. As usual, the 21-day route features a solid mix of flat to mountainous terrain. Two rest days break up the action before racers make their way to Nice—a departure from the usual Avenue des Champs-Élysées finish in Paris.

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2024 Tour de France Femmes schedule

Just as the Summer Olympics wraps up in Paris, the Tour de France Femmes takes off from the Netherlands. This third edition of the women’s race features an eight-stage route that ends with a scenic climb in the Western Alpes.

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Best Tour de France TV plans

A Peacock subscription is the best way to watch the Tour de France. Starting at $5.99 a month, the streaming service provides live and on-demand access to every stage of the men’s and women’s races. You’ll also get daily pre- and post-race studio coverage during the men’s competition, plus race highlights and rider interviews. During the 2024 race, episodes of Lance Armstrong’s THEMOVE podcast will also be available for on-demand access via Peacock.

If you’re only interested in Le Tour, you can cancel your Peacock subscription after the final stage. Otherwise, the service’s cycling coverage doesn’t stop there. Peacock hosts the Liège–Bastogne–Liège, Critérium du Dauphiné, Vuelta a España, and Paris Tours. It’s also home to the Paris Olympics , which features road race and track cycling events days after the Tour de France ends.

Fan verdict: At CableTV.com, we’ll be watching the 2024 Tour de France on Peacock because it’s the only platform in the U.S. that provides live coverage of every stage. This exclusivity is crucial for dedicated fans who want to experience the race in its entirety. Peacock also offers the advantage of full-stage replays, which is especially important because of the race’s early start times.

Which TV providers carry the Tour de France?

Besides Peacock, most TV services carry Tour de France coverage via NBC. Our table below illustrates which popular providers offer the two channels.

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The most convenient way to watch the Tour de France for free is by using an over-the-air (OTA) antenna to pick up your local NBC station. Unfortunately, NBC doesn’t show a lot of race coverage—only three Saturday presentations. But it never hurts having an antenna in your TV setup.

If you don’t have an antenna, most cost between $20.00 and $60.00. We recommend the Mohu Leaf 50 for its 60-mile range and slim design. But you’ll want to verify the distance of your nearest NBC station by entering your zip code into the Federal Communications Commission’s Reception Map Tool . That’ll help determine if you need a more robust antenna, which we feature on our Best OTA Antennas page.

Can I stream the Tour de France for free? You can watch select Tour de France stages for free using a live TV streaming trial . Otherwise, you can also catch free race recaps on NBC Sports’ YouTube channel .

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Yes, some Tour de France coverage airs on NBC. But you’ll want a Peacock Premium subscription to watch every stage from start to finish.

How can I watch today’s Tour de France stage?

If today’s date is between June 29 and July 21, you can watch the current Tour de France stage live and on demand via Peacock . Check out our complete Tour de France 2024 schedule for race start times and channel listings.

Is every cycling Grand Tour race on NBC?

No, not every race in the Grand Tour of Cycling airs on NBC. While NBC Sports channels and platforms televise the Tour de France and Vuelta a España, the Giro d’Italia streams on Max’s  B/R Sports Add-On .

What cycling events are on Peacock?

Popular cycling events featured on Peacock include the Tour de France, Vuelta a España , and Olympic cycling . Other major UCI World Tour races like the Giro d’Italia, Milan–San Remo, and Tour of Flanders stream on services like FloBikes and Max’s B/R Sports Add-On .

Is there an official Tour de France app?

Yes, you can heighten your Tour de France viewing experience by downloading the official mobile app on your Android or iOS device. The app comes with course maps, real-time stats, and live commentary.

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Tour de France jerseys: Yellow, green, white and polka dot explained

We explain what the yellow, green, polka dot and white jerseys worn by riders in the Tour de France represent

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The 2023 Tour de France podium with Jonas Vingegaard (in yellow), Jasper Philipsen (in green), Giulio Ciccone (in the polka dots), and Tadej Pogačar (in white)

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The Tour de France sees the very best cyclists in the world battle it out for the yellow, green, white and polka dot jerseys, based on the general, points, mountains and young rider classifications. 

The jersey for each category is awarded to the leader of that classification at the end of every stage, and the recipient earns the right to wear it during the following day's racing. When a rider has the lead in multiple classifications, the yellow jersey is prioritised, then green, the polka dot, and white - the next person on the ranking wears the kit in the leader's stead.

Here we take a brief look at what they are and how they are won. 

Jonas Vingegaard time trials at the 2022 Tour de France

Tour de France yellow jersey - GC leader

Also called the maillot jaune , the Tour de France yellow jersey is the most coveted piece of kit in professional cycling. The wearer is the rider who has completed the race in the least amount of time, and as such tops the overall or general classification (GC) of the race.

Tadej Pogačar (UAE Team Emirates) dominated the GC in 2020 and 2021, wearing the yellow jersey almost throughout the 2021 edition, before Jonas Vingegaard (Jumbo-Visma) took it off him halfway through the 2022 race, wearing it until the end of the race. He went on to win it again in 2023.

Before that, in 2012, Bradley Wiggins became the first British rider to finish in Paris in the Yellow Jersey - with Chris Froome following up in 2013, 2015-2017. Geraint Thomas took the 2018 race, becoming the third British rider to win the race.

The yellow jersey is sponsored by LCL, a French bank, and it is yellow, because the Tour's original organiser, L'Auto , was a newspaper printed on yellow paper. 

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A time bonus of 10, six and four seconds will be awarded to the first three riders across the finish line each day (not including TTs). These bonus seconds are taken off their stage and therefore overall time. Bonus seconds of eight, five and two seconds are also awarded on certain, strategically placed climbs on stages one, two, five, 12, 14 and 17.

Last 10 winners of the Tour de France general classification:

  • 2014: Vincenzo Nibali 
  • 2015: Chris Froome
  • 2016: Chris Froome
  • 2017: Chris Froome
  • 2018: Geraint Thomas
  • 2019: Egan Bernal
  • 2020: Tadej Pogačar
  • 2021: Tadej Pogačar
  • 2022: Jonas Vinegaard
  • 2023: Jonas Vinegaard

Tour de France green jersey - points classification

Wout van Aert at the 2022 Tour de France

The green jersey relates to points awarded to riders according to the position they finish on each stage, with additional points for intermediate sprints during some stages also on offer.

The number of points on offer will vary depending upon the type of stage. More are on offer during pure flat, sprint days, while on hilly and mountain stages there are fewer points available. The points are then tallied up after each stage and added to points won in all previous stages. The green jersey ( maillot vert) is awarded to the rider with the most points. Sometimes it is a sprinter's game, sometimes more of an all-rounder - like Wout van Aert (Jumbo-Visma).

The jersey took its colour because the initial sponsor was a lawn mower manufacturer - though the colour was changed once in 1968 to accommodate a sponsor. It is now sponsored by Škoda, and has a new shade for this year .

Both Eddy Merckx and Bernard Hinault successfully won both the general classification and the points classification with Merckx achieving the biggest sweep in 1969 with the points, mountain and general classifications to his name. Over the last ten years, Peter Sagan has triumphed in the points classification on no less than seven occasions. 

The following points are on offer:

Flat stage (stages 2, 3, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 12, 13, 16): 50, 30, 20 points (descending to 15th place) 

Hilly stage (stages 1, 11, 17, 18): 30, 25, 22 points (descending to 15th place)

Mountain stage and ITTs (4, 7, 14, 15, 19, 20, 21): 20, 17, 15, (descending to 15th place)

Intermediate sprint: 20, 17, 15, (descending to 15th place)

Last 10 winners of the Tour de France points classification:

  • 2014: Peter Sagan
  • 2015: Peter Sagan
  • 2016: Peter Sagan
  • 2017: Michael Matthews
  • 2018: Peter Sagan
  • 2019: Peter Sagan
  • 2020: Sam Bennett
  • 2021: Mark Cavendish
  • 2022: Wout van Aert
  • 2023: Jasper Philipsen

Tour de France jerseys: Polka dot - King of the Mountains classification leader

Tour de france polka dot jersey - mountains classification.

Simon Geschke in the polka dot jersey at the 2022 Tour de France

Mountains points are awarded to riders who manage to summit classified climbs first. Points vary depending on the category of each ascent, with more difficult climbs awarding more mountains points.  

Climbs are divided into five categories: 1 (most difficult) to 4 (least difficult) - then there's the ' Hors Categorie ', denoted by HC which represents the most challenging of ascents. The tougher the category, the more points on offer, and to more riders - a HC climb will see points awarded down to the first eight over the summit, while a fourth category climb results in points for just the first rider over the top.

The organisers decide which mountains or climbs will be included in the competition, and which category they fall into. If the stage features a summit finish, the points for the climb are doubled.

The points are tallied up after each stage and added to points won in all previous stages. The distinctive white-with-red-dots jersey ( maillot à pois rouges ) is given to the rider with the most mountains points. The first climber's award was given out in 1933, and the jersey arrived on the scene in 1975. It is now sponsored by Leclerc, a supermarket.

Points awarded as follows:

HC: 20, 15, 12, 10, 8, 6, 4, 2pts  

1st cat: 10, 8, 6, 7, 5, 1pt 

2nd cat: Five, three, two.

3rd cat: Two and one points 

4th cat: One point 

The souvenir Henri Desgrange is awarded to the first rider over the race’s highest point, the Cime de la Bonnette, with a bonus of  40, 30, 24, 20, 16, 12, 8, 4 points, on stage 19.

Last 10 winners of the Tour de France mountains classification:

  • 2014:  Rafał Majka
  • 2015:  Chris Froome
  • 2016: Rafał Majka
  • 2017: Warren Barguil
  • 2018: Julian Alaphilippe
  • 2019: Romain Bardet
  • 2023: Giulio Ciccone

Tour de France white jersey - best young rider

Tadej Pogacar Tour de France

The plain white, young rider classification jersey is awarded to the fastest rider born after 1 January 1998, meaning 25 or under. It is sponsored by Krys, an opticians

First introduced in 1975, riders such as Marco Pantani, Alberto Contador, Egan Bernal and Tadej Pogačar have all won the young rider classification, helping propel them onto bigger and better things during their careers.

Pogačar has been dominant in the white jersey competition in recent years, but this is the first year he is not eligible.

Last 10 winners of the Tour de France young rider classification:

  • 2014:  Thibaut Pinot
  • 2015: Nairo Quintana
  • 2016:  Adam Yates
  • 2017: Simon Yates
  • 2018: Pierre Latour
  • 2022: Tadej Pogačar
  • 2023: Tadej Pogačar

Other Tour de France classifications - team and combativity

There are two further classifications that do not earn the winner(s) a coloured jersey - the most aggressive rider award and Team Classification .

While not necessarily a classification, the Combativity Award is given to the rider who has shown the most fighting spirit during each individual stage, as chosen by the race jury. They will wear a gold race number during the following day's stage. A 'Super Combativity' award is handed out on the final stage for the most aggressive rider during the whole race.

The Team Classification is based on the collective time of the three highest-placed riders from each squad. Leaders of the team classification get to wear race numbers that are yellow with black digits, and the right to wear yellow helmets. The latter is not compulsory.

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2023 Tour de France route

From the Basque Country to Paris and all the stages in between

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The 2023 Tour de France got underway on July 1st in Bilbao, Spain with another demanding route that includes only a single 22km hilly time trial in the Alps and mountain stages in all five of France’s mountain ranges. From the Grand Départ in the Basque Country to the finish in Paris, Cyclingnews has all the route details.

The very limited amount of time trialling and preponderance of mountains no doubt suits French riders  Thibaut Pinot , David Gaudu and Romain Bardet. As a result, Remco Evenepoel, Primoz Roglič and Geraint Thomas targeted the Giro d’Italia, which had three times the amount of time trialling and fewer mountains.

Official information from race organiser ASO claimed the 3,404km route includes eight flat stages for the sprinters, four hilly stages suited to breakaways and eight mountain stages. Four of these include summit finishes: in the Pyrenees at Cauterets-Cambasque, on the legendary Puy de Dôme volcano in the Massif Central, on the Grand Colombier in the Jura and at Saint-Gervais Mont-Blanc in the Alps.

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The other mountain stages are also extremely difficult, even if some are short and extra intense.

Stage 14 to Morzine includes 4,200m of climbing, alongside the mighty Col de Joux Plane and its testing descent to the finish. Stage 15 ends with the 11% ‘wall’ of Côte des Amerands and then the 7km 7.7% climb up to Saint-Gervais in view of Mont-Blanc.       

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Stage 17 to Courchevel is arguably the queen stage, climbing the 2,304m-high Col de la Loze and then descends to finish on the altiport runway. Stage 20 is a final brutal multi-mountain stage in the Vosges between Belfort and Le Markstein ski resort.

The only time trial is on stage 16 in the Arve Valley near Sallanches after the second rest day, but the 22km route between Passy and Combloux will test riders' bike handling skills and climbing as much as their time trialling. The stage includes the Côte de Domancy, where Bernard Hinault forged his 1980 Worlds victory, and which also featured as part of the final week time trial in the 2016 Tour.

2022 Tour de France winner Jonas Vingegaard was arguably the best climber of the last two editions of the Tour and he appears to have plenty of opportunities to go on the attack on the steep ascents in 2023.

Two-time winner  Tadej Pogačar  will no doubt relish the route on offer for next July’s challenge against Vingegaard, Jumbo-Visma, Ineos Grenadiers and anyone else.

For an in-depth analysis of this year's major contenders, check our regularly updated guide to the favourites of the 2023 Tour de France .

For a detailed description of each stage, click on the link in the table below.

Stage 1: Bilbao-Bilbao, 182 km - Hilly

Stage 2: vitoria-gasteiz to san sebastián, 208.9km - hilly, stage 3: amorebieta-etxano to bayonne, 193.5km - flat, stage 4: dax to nogaro, 181.8km - flat, stage 5: pau to laruns, 162.7km - mountain, stage 6: tarbes to cauterets-cambasque, 144.9km - mountain, stage 7: mont-de-marsan to bordeaux, 169.9km - flat, stage 8: libourne to limoges, 200.7km - hilly, stage 9: saint-léonard- de-noblat to puy de dôme, 182.4km - mountain, stage 10: vulcania to issoire, 167.2km - hilly, stage 11: clermont-ferrand to moulins, 179.8km - flat, stage 12: roanne to belleville-en-beaujolais, 168.8km - hilly, stage 13: châtillon-sur-chalaronne to grand colombier, 137.8km - mountain, stage 14: annemasse to morzine les portes du soleil, 151.8km - mountain, stage 15: les gets les portes du soleil to saint-gervais mont blanc, 179km - mountain, stage 16: passy to combloux, 22.4km - itt, stage 17: saint-gervais mont blanc à courchevel, 184.9km - mountain, stage 18: moûtiers to bourg-en-bresse, 184.9km - hilly, stage 19: moirans-en-montagne to poligny, 172.8km - flat, stage 20: belfort to le markstein fellering, 133.5km - mountain, stage 21: saint-quentin-en-yvelines to paris champs-élysées, 115.1km - flat.

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Tour de France 2021 - Stages, schedule, route map and key dates in the battle for yellow jersey

Tom Owen

Updated 28/06/2021 at 11:44 GMT

A balanced route that leans slightly towards the general classification rider with a strong time trial, the 2021 Tour de France route is an intriguing prospect. There are as many as eight potential stages for the sprinters, as well as some epic climbing days – including a trip into the Alps in the first week, plus a double-ascent of Mont Ventoux to contend with.

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Tour de France 2021 - results and standings

Tour de france 2021 - the route.

  • 26 June, Stage 1: Brest - Landerneau (197.8km, hilly)
  • 27 June, Stage 2: Perros-Guirec - Mûr-de-Bretagne Guerlédan (183.5km, hilly)
  • 28 June, Stage 3: Lorient - Pontivy (182.7km, flat)
  • 29 June, Stage 4: Redon - Fougères (150.4km, flat)

30 June, Stage 5: Changé - Laval (27.2km, ITT)

  • 1 July, Stage 6: Tours - Châteauroux (160.6km, flat)
  • 2 July, Stage 7: Vierzon - Le Creusot (249.1km, hilly)
  • 3 July, Stage 8: Oyonnax - Le Gran-Bornand (150.8km, mountains)

4 July, Stage 9: Cluses - Tignes (144.9km, mountains)

  • 5 July, first rest day
  • 6 July, Stage 10: Albertville - Valence (190.7km, flat)

7 July, Stage 11: Sorgues - Malaucène (198.9km, mountains)

8 july, stage 12: saint-paul-trois-châteaux - nîmes (159.4km, flat).

  • 9 July, Stage 13: Nîmes - Carcassonne (219.9km, flat)
  • 10 July, Stage 14: Carcassonne - Quillan (183.7km, hilly)

11 July, Stage 15: Céret - Andorra la Vella (191.3km, mountains)

  • 12 July, second rest day
  • 13 July, Stage 16: Pas de la Case - Saint-Gaudens (169km, mountains)

14 July, Stage 17: Muret - Saint-Lary-Soulan Col du Portet (174.8km)

  • 15 July, Stage 18: Pau - Luz-Ardiden (129.7km, mountains)
  • 16 July, Stage 19: Mourenx - Libourne (207km, flat)

17 July, Stage 20: Libourne – Saint-Émilion (30.8km, ITT)

  • 18 July, Stage 21: Chatou - Paris Champs-Élysées (112km, flat)

Tour de France 2021 - route map

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The Tour de France route for 2021

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Tour de France 2021 - KEY stages

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Stage 5 profile: Changé – Laval (ITT)

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Stage 9 profile: Cluses - Tignes

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Stage 11 profile: Sorgues - Malaucène

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Stage 12 profile: Saint-Paul-Trois-Châteaux - Nîmes

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Stage 15 profile: Céret - Andorre-La-Vieille

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Stage 17 profile: Muret - Col du Portet

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Stage 20 profile: Libourne - Saint Emilion (ITT)

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Since 1910 - 90 appearances in the TdF - more than any other climb.

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Interesting 2023 TdF Facts (2024 Coming Soon)

  • This is the 111th Tour de France;
  • Start: Florence, Italy on Saturday, June 29, 2024 - this is the first time the Tour has ever started in Italy.;
  • Finish: Nice, France on July 21, 2024 - this is the first time the tour has ever finished outside Paris.
  • The tour is not finishing in Paris because of a conflict with the 2024 Summer Olympics which will be centered in Paris from late July to early August.
  •  22 teams, 8 riders each - 176 total riders starting in Florence.
  • Countries visited: Italy (3 stages), Republic of San Marino (1), France (19) and Monaco (1)
  • Mountain ranges included in the 2024 TdF: The French and Italian Alps, Apennines (Italy) Pyrenees (France) and Massif Central (France);
  • Categorized climbs:  Not yet named.
  • Col du Tourmalet returns for the 90th time, by far more than any other climb featured in the Tour.
  • Other notable climbs appearances:
  • Col du Galibier  (64 appearances - fifth all time)
  • Col de Peyresourde (69 appearances - number 4 all time)
  •  Col de Portet Aspet (59 appearances)
  • Distance: 3,492 kilometers (2,170 miles) - the longest tour was in 1926 at 5,745 kilometers (3,570 miles);
  • Longest stage: Stage 3 - Piacenza to Turin, Italy 227 km / 141 miles);
  • Total Elevation gained: 51,737 m / 169,741 ’(well below 2023 at 57,378m/188,248’ but above 2022 at 47,861m / 157,024’);
  • Most elevation gained on a stage: Stage 15 (4,901 m / 16,079’’; includes Peyresourde and Plateau de Beille);
  • Most elevation gained on a climb: Cime de la Bonette at 1,586 meters (5,203’) over 24 kilometers (15 miles);;
  • Highest point on the 2024 TdF is Cime de la Bonette (Stage 19) at 2,802 meters (9,192’)
  • This is the highest the Tour de France has ever gone.
  • Cime Bonette has been featured 5 times in the TdF.
  • This is the first time Bonette has appeared in the Tour since 2008.
  • Steepest climb: Col de Portet d’Aspet  4.4 kilometers at 9.9% (Stage 15);
  • Steepest segments: (you can filter yourself using the sorting tool in to the left of the map, above)
  • 1 kilometer: 14% Pla d’adet (Stage 14)
  • 2 kilometers: 12.5% Puy Mary (Stage 11)
  • 5 kilometers:  103% Pla d’Adet (Stage 14)
  • 10 kilometers 8.6% Plateau de Beille (Stage 15)
  • 1 mile: 12.7% Pla d’Adet (Stage 11)
  • 5 miles:  9.1% Pla d’Adet (Stage 14);
  • This is the 111th Tour de France since its first edition in 1903:
  • No TdF 1915-1918 (WWI)
  • No TdF 1940-1946 (WWII)
  • TdF postponed from 27 June 2020, to 29 August 2020 due to COVID-19 pandemic;
  • 7 mountain stages (4 summit finishes)
  • 4 hilly stages;
  • 8 flat stages;
  • 2 individual time trials
  • Two rest days (one after Stage 9 and one after Stage 15);
  •  There is an individual time trial on the final day of the Tour, the first TT on the last day since 1989 when Greg LeMond edged Laurent Fignon by 8 seconds to win his second of three titles.  
  • There are four summit finishes:
  • Saint-Lary-Soulan Pla d’Adet - Stage 14, July 13
  • Plateau de Beille - Stage 15, July 14
  • Isola 2000 - Stage 19, July 19
  • Col de la Couillole - Stage 20, July 20
  • The five hardest climbs of the 2024 Tour de France are:
  • Cime Bonette (24 km at 6.55)
  • Col du Tourmalet (18.7 km at 7.1%)
  • Plateau de Beille (15.3 km at 7.9%)
  • Isola 2000 (16.2 km at 7.1%)
  • Col de la Couillole (15.9 km at 7.2%)        ;
  • Time bonuses will be awarded at the finish of each stage: 10 seconds (first), 6 seconds (second), and 4 seconds (third).
  • There will also be bonus seconds that will be located on climbs at strategic points: 8, 5, and 2 seconds for first through third riders past those points;
  •  14 gravel segments on Stage 9 (Troyes to Troyes) with 32 of the total 199 kilometers consisting of strade bianche (white or gravel roads).
  • No cobbles on this year’s Tour.
  • HC & Category Climb: TBD
  • Prize money:  Total $2,300,000 euros ($500,000 to the overall winner).

Historical Tour de France Facts of Interest

  • Climb most often featured in the Tour:  Tourmalet - 90 times as of 2024 with Col d’Aspin second as of 74.

Cycling Col du Tourmalet

From Campan: 16.9 km gaining 1267m at 7.5% average grade.

From Luz Saint Sauveur: 18.7 km gaining 1319m at 7.1%.

  • Highest point ever reached in the Tour de France: Cime de la Bonette, at 2,802 meters

Cime de la Bonette, highest point on Tour de France

Cime de la Bonette is the highest point ever reached by the Tour de France.

2,802 meters - Stage 18 1962 (passed again in 1964, 1993, 2008, 2024).

Five highest points the Tour de France has ever reached.

Also see Top 10 Highest Points of the TdF

  • Highest point of first (1903) TdF:   Col de la République (1,161m).
  • Most TdF wins:
  • Yellow Jersey - overall winner:
  • 5 Jacques Anquetil  (1957, 1961-1964)
  • 5 Eddy Merckx  (1969-1972, 1974)
  • Merckx has the most Grand Tour wins of anyone (11 - 5 TdF, 5 Giro, 1 Vuelta)
  • 5 Bernard Hinault   (1978-1979, 1981-1982, 1985)
  • Has the second most Grand Tour wins (10 - 5 TdF, 3 Giro, 2 Vuelta)
  • 5 Miguel Indurain  (1991-1995)
  • 4 Chris Froome :  (2013, 2015-2017)
  • Polka Dot (King of the Mountains - since 1933):
  • 7 Richard Virenque : 1994-1997, 1999, 2003, 2004 (best tour finish #2 1997)
  • 6 Frederico Bahamontes : 1954, 1958, 1959, 1962, 1963, 1964; nine in Grand Tours  
  • Green Jersey (most points; since 1953)
  • 7 Peter Sagan
  • 6 Erik Zabel : 1997-2001
  • Most days wearing the yellow jersey:
  • 111 Eddy Merckx
  • 79 Bernard Hinault
  • 60 Miguel Indurain
  • Most days wearing yellow jersey in a single TdF:
  • 21: Jacques Anquetil 1961 - held the yellow jersey from day one.
  • Most stage wins:  
  • 34 Eddy Merckx
  • 34 Mark Cavendish
  • 28 Bernard Hinault
  • Most stage wins in a single tour:  
  • 8 Charles Pélissier , 1930
  • 8 Merckx 1970, 1971
  • 8 Freddy Maertens 1975
  • Most times atop the podium (top three TdF finish):
  • 8 Raymond Poulidor
  • First mountain stage and climbs in the Tour:
  • Stage 10 July 21, 1910: Luchon to Bayonne
  • 326 kilometers
  • Circle of Death: Col de Peyresourde, Col d’Aspin, Col du Tourmalet, and Col d’Aubisque
  • On arriving at the top of Col d’Aubisque Octave Lapize (TdF 1910 winner) yelled to tour organizers what is variously reported as: “murderers,” “assassins,” or “criminals.”  He also said he would quit the tour after descending to Laruns, but he rallied to complete the stage and go on to win the 1910 Tour de France.

PJAMM Cyclists ride the "Circle of Death" - Col d'Aspin, Col du Tourmalet

Circle of Death

Tourmalet was the highest point the tour had ever reached as of 1910 (2115m)

Previous high point had been Col de Porte (1326m).

  • First mountain-top stage finish:   Alpe d’Huez (Dutch Mountain/The Alpe) was the first mountain-top finish in the history of the Tour de France in 1952, Stage 10.
  • Country wearing the yellow jersey most:  
  • France (709)
  • Belgium (434)

photo collage shows PJAMM bike and jersey at various locations in Paris: Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triumph, Notre Dam Cathedral

Frenchmen have been in the maillot jaune (yellow jersey)   far more than any other country.

  • Winning TdF in first appearance:
  • 11 between 1903 - 1983, but none since Laurent Fignon  (1983) until 2020 and Tadej Pogačar  
  • Youngest winner of the Tour:  
  • Henri Cornet : France, age 19 (1904)
  • Tadej Pogačar: Slovenia, age 21 (2020)
  • Oldest TdF winner:
  • Firmin Lambot: Belgium, age 36 (1922)
  • Most TdF appearances:
  • 18 Sylvain Chavenel  (2001-2018 age 42; top finish 19 2009)
  • King of the Mountains:  Mountain Classification victories (first recognized in 1933; jersey introduced 1975)

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“Symbol of the mountains, of a rider pushing beyond their limits and of courage, the red polka dot jersey, which is sponsored by Carrefour, is awarded to the Tour de France’s leader of the best climber classification. Although this classification was introduced in 1933, its symbol, the polka dot jersey, appeared in 1975, which was also the year the Tour first finished on the Champs-Élysées and was won by Bernard Thévenet. It owes its appearance to track racing specialist Henri Lemoine, who competed between the 1930s and 1950s, and that Félix Lévitan, co-director of the Tour with Jacques Goddetwhich, had particularly noticed. While Belgium’s Lucien Van Impe was its first winner and claimed the mountains classification six times, just like his illustrious predecessor, Spain’s Federico Bahamontes, the so-called “Eagle of Toledo”, Frenchman Richard Virenque holds the record for victories with seven titles” ( Tour de France, Polka Dot Jersey ).

  • Richard Virenque : 7 (1994-1997, 1999, 2003, 2004; best tour finish #2 1997)
  • Frederico Bahamontes : 6 (1954, 1958, 1959, 1962, 1963, 1964; nine in Grand Tours)  
  • Triples (none ever in the same year):   Frederico Bahamontes  and Louis Herrera .
  • Doubles same year (TdF+Giro):   Fausto Coppi , Charly Gaul , Lucien Van Impe , Claudio Chaippucci

cyclist rides by large polka dot jersey sign on rock wall, Alpe d'Huez

King of the Mountains is designated by the red polka dot jersey.

  • Most green jerseys (total points):
  •  7 - Peter Sagan
  • Most white jerseys (best young rider):
  • 3 - Jan Ullrich  (1996-1998),
  • 3 Andy Schleck  (2008-2010)
  • Least finishers:  
  • Shortest margin of victory:  
  • 8 seconds: Greg Lemond  over Laurent Fignon in 1989.  Lemond overcame 50 seconds in the final time trial using aero bars for the first time in the TdF.
  • Greatest margin of victory:
  • 2h49’21” in 1903 between Maurice Garin  and Lucien Pothier .
  • Country with most wins:
  • France (36)
  • Belgium (18)
  • Britain (6)
  • Luxembourg (5)
  • USA and Denmark (3)
  • Hardest climb ever in the Tour de France:  Col de la Loze (Meribel).
  • See our All Time Top 10 Tour de France Climbs  page.

EXPLANATION OF KING OF MOUNTAIN, KOM POINTS, AND BONUS POINTS

FOR THE 2024 TOUR DE FRANCE

KOM DEFINED :  Climb-related points are accumulated during the race.  The rider with the most accumulated points at the beginning of the stage wears the red polka dot jersey that day, and the rider with the most points at the end of the race is crowned that year’s Tour de France King of the Mountains.

“ Category ”:   When the mountain classification (King of the Mountains) was introduced in 1933, there were points given to the first 10 riders over the summit (10 for first, 1 for tenth).  In 1947, the Tour introduced two climb “categories” with a certain amount of points for the second category and twice as many as for the first category.  Over the years “categories” were added, in addition to an “Above” category (Hors or HC) and since 1979 there have been a HC (hardest), Category 1 (second hardest) on down to Category 4 (least difficult climb).

The category of the climb is significant for two reasons:

  • The points awarded for the TdF KOM for each climb is based upon the category of climb - thus, “category” is the basis for the points that are used to determine each year’s King of the Mountains.
  • Most cycling fans, particularly Grand Tour fans, are very interested in the climb “category” because that tells them how hard each climb on a stage is, where the riders will struggle more, and the point in a stage where that day, or even the entire tour, will be won or lost.

KOM HISTORY :  

  • King of the Mountains : Mountain Classification victories (first recognized in 1933; jersey introduced 1975)
  • 2020 & 2021 King of the Mountains:   Tadej Pogačar , Slovenia (also won the TdF and the Young Rider classification)
  • 2022 -  Jonas Vingegaard (NED) - also won TdF.
  • 2023 - Giulio Ciccone  (ITA)

POINTS :  KOM points are awarded in three ways on the Tour de France:

  •  To riders first over the summit of categorized climbs (in descending order HC, 1-4).  
  • The higher the category the more riders receive points (HC points are awarded to eight riders, while CAT 4 points are awarded to only one rider).
  • Bonus point (see below).
  • Points for altitude finishes.

TDF POINTS FORMULA : Wikipedia has the best summary and graph we’ve seen for TdF KOM points distribution:

The points gained by consecutive riders reaching a mountain top are distributed according to the following classification:

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Wikipedia - Mountains Classification - Tour de France

BONUS POINTS :  These points go towards the King of the Mountain designation and are awarded to the first (8 points), second (5 points), and third (2 points) riders reaching designated summits in the race.  

  • There are no KOM bonuses in the 2022 Tour de France.  

MONEY PRIZES FOR KING OF THE MOUNTAINS

  • Prize for first to eighth place:
  • Winner = €25,000
  • 2nd = €15,000
  • 3rd = €10,000
  • 4th = €4,000
  • 5th = €3,500
  • 6th = €3,000
  • 7th = €2,500
  • 8th = €2,000
  • Daily prize for wearing the Polka Dot jersey = €6,000
  • Per category climb:
  • Souvenir Henri Desgrange €5000 first to Col du Galibier pass Stage 11.

The maximum amount the KOM winner could earn if he won every stage and wore the jersey from Stage 2 to the finish is $60,300 Euros (62,773 USD)

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C’est l’objet repère des joueurs. Le fameux paperboard avec le programme de la journée rédigé par Guy Stéphan. Installé près de la salle de restauration, il permet aux joueurs de l'équipe de France de connaître le programme précis concocté par le staff chaque jour pendant cet Euro 2024 . Une journée type démarre par un lever assez tardif. La plupart du temps, le petit-déjeuner peut se prendre jusqu’à 10h. Les joueurs sont ensuite régulièrement pris en charge par le staff.

"Le matin, c’est salle de sport et massage", confiait cette semaine Jonathan Clauss en conférence de presse.

Sur les douze salles de réunion de l’hôtel, une salle est gérée par le staff médical pour les soins. Le staff en a dédié une autre au fitness pour des exercices de réveil musculaire, musculation et étirements. Afin de combattre le temps parfois long, certains n’hésitent pas à allonger les séances de musculation. Didier Deschamps fait du sport quasiment tous les jours avec notamment ses fameuses et interminables session de gainage.

>> Toutes les infos sur les Bleus à l'Euro 2024

Comme en 2018, des entretiens individuels en veille de match

Le sélectionneur organise ses séances vidéo dans une autre salle spécialement aménagée. Les journées du technicien sont bien remplies. Il multiplie les discussions avec son staff pour affiner le contenu des séances. L’observation des matchs lui prend aussi beaucoup de temps.

En veille de match, Didier Deschamps procède à des entretiens individuels, pas forcément avec les titulaires du lendemain. Avant le match des Pays-Bas, il a par exemple fait une réunion avec 12 joueurs dont Kylian Mbappé . Le sélectionneur juge qu’avec une douzaine de joueurs l’attention est plus forte. Ses causeries sont courtes et collectives avec ceux qui débuteront le match. Le jour de la rencontre, Didier Deschamps programme sa séance vidéo sur l’adversaire juste avant de passer à table. 25 minutes maximum. Avant de monter dans le bus pour le stade, il en refait une d’une dizaine de minutes.

Les pâtes aux crevettes de Thuram, Clauss et Koundé en voisins de table

Le déjeuner est programmé soit à 12h30 soit à 13h. Présenté sous forme de buffet, le repas est concocté par Xavier Rousseau. Le chef étoilé, qui gère habituellement le restaurant l’Octave à la Seine Musicale à Boulogne-Billancourt, est totalement dédié aux Bleus. Il prépare différents réchauds avec des légumes, féculents, un poisson et une viande. Une partie entrée est aussi proposée avec des compositions de salades. Objectif: qu’il y ait tous les besoins nutritionnels - protéines, glucides et sucres lents.

C’est aussi lui qui s’occupe de l’atelier pâtes qui a toujours autant de succès, en lien avec les autres chefs de cuisine de l’hôtel. Marcus Thuram a un faible pour les pâtes aux crevettes. Kingsley Coman opte régulièrement pour une omelette-brocolis, alors qu’Eduardo Camavinga reste souvent classique avec des pâtes-sauce tomate.

Trois tables ont été installées dans cet espace restauration. Une qui regroupe les 25 joueurs, avec les plus anciens réunis en bout de table. D’un côté, on retrouve Jonathan Clauss et Jules Koundé , concurrents au poste de latéral droit mais voisins de table pendant les repas. De l’autre, figure le duo inséparable Kylian Mbappé-Ousmane Dembélé.

A la deuxième table se réunit le staff technique de Didier Deschamps entouré de Guy Stéphan, Franck Raviot et Cyril Moine. Et la dernière table est dédiée au reste du staff. Durant le repas, les matchs des adversaires sont diffusés sur des écrans géants. Ces dernières heures, l’équipe de Belgique est donc observée sous toutes les coutures.

Le temps de l'entraînement

Le début d’après-midi est généralement consacré au repos et la traditionnelle sieste. Certains joueurs rajoutent quelques séances de soins à ce moment-là. Sur la TV de leur chambre, chaque joueur dispose de trois canaux français installés par Thierry Marszalek et Éric Dubray en charge de l’analyse vidéo: deux sont consacrés au match de l’adversaire et le troisième à une chaîne d’information française. Les joueurs se remettent en route en fin d’après-midi pour se rendre à l’entraînement. Le bus emmène le groupe à la Home Deluxe Arena, stade du SC Paderborn qui évolue en deuxième division allemande.

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Didier Deschamps fait parfois aussi une causerie avant certains entraînements. Ce jeudi, par exemple, avant la première séance depuis le match face à la Pologne, le sélectionneur a tenu à rappeler au groupe qu’un nouveau tournoi débutait, qu’il avait confiance en chacun de ses joueurs et qu’il attendait d’eux qu’ils se concentrent sur le résultat. Les séances sont généralement programmées vers 17h30. Afin d’optimiser le temps de récupération, les douches dont prises directement à l’hôtel pour ne pas trop retarder l’heure du dîner.

Le show Mbappé-Griezmann à NBA2K anime les soirées

Une fois de retour dans leur camp de base, c’est souvent la soirée qui reste le moment privilégié par les joueurs pour se défier à différents jeux. Des moments importants pour la cohésion de groupe.

"Le soir après le repas on se retrouve dans la salle. On est tous ensemble", précise Jonathan Clauss.

La FFF a en effet aménagé un espace spécial dédié aux joueurs où l’on croise peu de membres du staff. Des petits groupes se forment alors autour de différents pôles en fonction des affinités. Le coin PlayStation est régulièrement animé par le duo composé de Kylian Mbappé et Antoine Griezmann qui se défient à NBA2K. Un duel de chambrage en forme de show qui fait beaucoup rire le reste du groupe.

D’autres joueurs s’orientent plutôt vers Fifa ou Call Of Duty. Le coin Uno a beaucoup de succès où le retour de N'Golo Kanté et sa légendaire tricherie anime les discussions et chambrages. Le poker a aussi ses adeptes chez les joueurs parfois rejoints par certains membres du staff. Les joueurs profitent également de ces moments pour regarder ensemble les autres matchs de l’Euro, sans oublier de passer les coups de fil à leurs proches .

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Généralement, ils regagnent leur chambre vers minuit. Pour certains, le sommeil tarde souvent à venir, de quoi alimenter cette sensation de temps long. Mais une chose est sûre, lorsqu’ils dorment enfin tous, le paperboard de Guy Stephan du lendemain, lui, est déjà prêt.

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