2024 Tour de France
The 2024 Tour de France will be the first to have the ‘Grand Départ’ in Italy and also the 26th that’s taken place abroad. It will be the first final to take place in Nice due to the Olympic and Paralympic Games taking place in Paris next year, hence the race will not finish in the French capital for the first time since its inauguration.
The various facts & figures for the Tour are;
Two time trials. 25 + 34 = 59km in total, the second of them taking place on the final Monaco to 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.
The number of countries visited in the 2024 race is 4: Italy, San Marino, Monaco and France.
Within France, the race will pass through 7 Regions and 30 departments.
Out of a total of 39 locations or stage towns, 12 are appearing on the Tour map for the first time. These are, 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.
The number of stages: 8 flat, 4 hilly, 7 mountain (with 4 summit finishes at Saint-Lary-Soulan Pla d’Adet, Plateau de Beille, Isola 2000, Col de la Couillole), 2 time trials and 2 rest days.
The number of riders who will line up at the start of the Tour is 176, divided into 22 teams of 8 riders each.
The summit of the Bonette pass in the Alps, the highest tarmac road in France, will be the highest point of the 2024 Tour.
A total of 2,3 million euros will be awarded to the teams and riders including € 500,000 to the final winner of the overall individual classification.