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Tour de France 2024: hard blow for Vingegaard! List of participants, map and all the detailed stages

The Tour de France begins this Saturday with bad news for Jonas Vingegaard's team.

If you don't have enough sport, the Tour de France is arriving this Saturday, June 29 for the very first stage on the side' from Florence in Italy, the departure city for this edition of the Grande Boucle. Three stages will take place outside our borders. This passage in Italy will be far from easy and the serious things will begin quickly with the Col du Galibier which is planned from the 4th step. The list of entrants is now complete with a hard blow for Jonas Vingegaard with the absence of Sepp Kuss who has not yet sufficiently recovered from Covid. "It's obviously a hard blow for Sepp", reacted sports director Merijn Zeeman, quoted as saying: in the press release. "His contribution is always important to the team but he must of course be part of the team. 100%. Unfortunately, we have had to conclude together that this was not the case after his coronavirus infection. He must now recover and will not start. We are lucky to have a good replacement in Bart Lemmen." Among the French, we will finally note the presence of Lenny Martinez.

The Center à honor before the Pyrenees

After the first rest day on July 8, the Tour will descend towards the Pyrenees, crossing Loiret, Cher, Creuse, Cantal and then Lot-et-Garonne between the 10th and 12th stages. In detail, the 10th will connect OrlĂ©ans and Saint-Amand-Montrond, the 11th Evaux-les-Bains and Lioran, and the 12th Aurillac and Villeneuve-sur-Lot. The 13th stage will take place between Agen and Pau. The 14th stage will finally be mountainous, between Pau and the Pla d'Adet in Saint-Lary-Soulan. The 15th stage, on the day of the national holiday of July 14, will connect Loudenvielle in the Hautes-Pyrénées to the Beille plateau, passing through the Peyresourde and Portillon passes in particular. July 15 will be the second and final rest day.

The Southern Alps in final bouquet

The runners will leave from Gruissan in Aude to arrive at Nˆmes after a stage which could be windy along the coast. Serious things will resume the next day with an arrival at the airport. Super Dévoluy in the Hautes-Alpes. The 18th stage will connect Gap & Barcelonnette, before arriving at Isola2000 the next day.

Two new final stages

After 110 editions concluded  é Paris with very often a fairly boring stage promised to sprinters, this Tour de France 2024 offers a breath of fresh air. with a time trial on July 21 in Nice and a final mountain stage the day before. The 20th step will look like this. a stage from Paris-Nice with arrival at the top of the Col de la Couillole. In detail, the stage will launch from Nice and will see four consecutive climbs: Col de Braus (10km & 6.6%), Col de Turini (20.7km & 5.7km) %), the Col de la Colmiane (7.5 km & 7.1 %) then the Col de la Couillole (15.7 km & 7.1 %). nbsp;%), all in " only " 132 km. Enough to shake up the general ranking 24 hours from arrival. The next day, no stroll on the Promenade des Anglais. For the more nostalgic, this will be the first time that the Tour has ended on a time trial since the outcome of 1989 where the Frenchman Laurent Fignon had lost the yellow jersey by eight seconds, the narrowest gap in history, against the Frenchman Laurent Fignon. American Greg Lemond. The stage will take place between Monaco and Nice, a 35 kilometer long route with several climbs such as the Turbie (8.1). km &at 5.6 %) then a portion of the Col d'Eze (1.6 km &at 8.1 %) before the long descent towards the Promenade des Anglais à Nice.

What favorites ?

This edition promises a huge battle between the favorites. Uncertain, Jonas Vingegaard will finally be present with notably Wout van Aert but not Sepp Kuss, winner of the Vuelta, not recovered from Covid. Victim of a serious injury a few months ago, we do not know if the outgoing double winner will be at the level of a certain Tadej Pogacar for example. The Slovenian, impressive in the Giro which he won overwhelmingly, is THE favorite of this Tour de France. But be careful, the double Tour de France and Giro is not the most obvious thing about it. do and many have broken their teeth like Contador and Froome. Remco Evenepoel (Soudal – Quick Step) will also be present for its premiere participation à the Grande Boucle, the road world champion is aiming for at least a podium. The two times should help him to achieve this goal. reach this goal. Finally, Carlos Rodriguez (INEOS – Grenadiers) and especially Primoz Roglic (BORA – hansgrohe), winner of the Critérium du Dauphiné, are outsiders who can very quickly become favorites…

The list of entrants

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What are the dates for Tour de France 2024 ?

The Tour de France 2024 will take place from Saturday June 29 to Sunday July 21, 2024.

Tour de France map

Here is the Tour de France map with a strong southern accent for this 2024 edition

The profile of the 21 steps

Here are the 21 stages of the Tour de France 2024 with all the cities which will host the start or finish of a ' ;eacute;step.

  • Saturday June 29 – Stage 1: Florence-Firenze/Rimini
  • Sunday June 30 – Stage 2: Cesenatico/Bologna
  • Monday July 1 – Stage 3: Piacenza/Turin
  • Tuesday July 2 – Stage 4: Pinerolo/Valloire
  • Wednesday July 3 – Step 5: Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne/Saint Vulbas
  • Thursday July 4 – Step 6: Mâcon/Dijon
  • Friday July 5 – Stage 7: Gevrey-Chambertin/Nuits-Saint-Georges (time trial)
  • Saturday July 6 – Step 8: Semur-en-Auxois/Colombey-les-Deux-Églises
  • Sunday July 7 – Stage 9: Troyes/Troyes
  • 1st day of rest – Monday July 8
  • Tuesday July 9 – Stage 10: Orléans/Saint-Amand-Montrond
  • Wednesday July 10 – Stage 11: Evaux-les-Bains/Le Lioran
  • Thursday July 11 – Step 12: Aurillac/Villeneuve-sur-Lot
  • Friday July 12 – Step 13: Agen/Pau
  • Saturday July 13 – Stage 14: Pau/Saint-Lary-Soulan Pla d'Adet
  • Sunday July 14 – Step 15: Loudenvielle/Plateau de Beille
  • 2nd day of rest – Monday July 15
  • Tuesday July 16 – Step 16: Gruissan /N&icir;mes
  • Wednesday July 17 – Stage 17: Saint-Paul-Trois-Châteaux/SuperDévoluy
  • Thursday July 18 – Stage 18: Gap/Barcelonnette
  • Friday July 19 – Step 19: Embrun/Isola2000
  • Saturday July 20 – Stage 20: Nice/Col de la Couillole (132 km)
  • Sunday July 21 – Stage 21: Monaco/Nice (35km)
Teilor Stone

By Teilor Stone

Teilor Stone has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining Thesaxon , Teilor Stone worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my teilor@nizhtimes.com 1-800-268-7116