Tour de France 2024 stages and route

Written by Chris Flavell Last time updated 07/02/2024

The Tour de France grand depart is right around the corner, and it is time to take a closer look at the Tour de France 2024 stages and route. In this piece, we take a closer look at all the stages and give you stage profiles and insight into this year’s route.

The 2024 Tour de France Route

The 2024 Tour de France route takes the riders from Florence in Italy on Stage 1 to Nice on the final 21st stage.

For the first time, the race won’t finish in Paris this year due to the preparations for the 2024 Olympics hosted in the French capital later in the summer.

The 21 stages take Le Tour through 59 kilometres of time trial, spread over two stages. For the first time in 35 years, the race finishes with a time trial on the last stage. The last time it happened, American Greg LeMond conquered the yellow jersey from home favourite Laurent Fignon.

The length of the Tour de France 2024 is officially 3,492 kilometres, and it takes 23 days for the riders from start to finish.

The Tour de France route also brings the riders through the mountain ranges of Apennines, the Alps (in both Italy and France), Massif Central and of course the Pyrenees. When it comes to countries, the peloton is going to visit Italy, San Marino, Monaco and France as well as seven different French regions.

When it comes to the specific stages, the Tour de France 2024 route gives us eight flat stages, four hilly, seven mountain stages, four mountain finishes and of course the two aforementioned time trials and two rest days.

The Tour de France 2024 route.

Tour de France stages 2024

The 2024 Tour de France stages are well-balanced and there will be opportunities for all types of riders. The stages have been planned so that we can expect excitement and an open race all the way to Nice and the final stage.

Below, you can find all the Tour de France 2024 stages and stage profiles as well as our analysis and the latest odds on the winners of the stages.

Odds for each stage winner will updated as soon as they are published by the top Australian betting sites.

Stage 1: Florence – Rimini

Profile for Tour de France stage 1

The first Tour de France stage of the 2024 race is a hilly 206-kilometre stage in northern Italy. The stage marks the first time Le Tour ever started in Italy. The stage takes the riders over seven categorized hills with three category two mountains along the way.

The hardest of the seven climbs should be the final 7.1 kilometre climb into San Marino. From the top of the final mountain there are 26 kilometres to the finish line, so it is probably too far away for a rider to go solo here.

It is a stage that can finish in multiple ways with both some of the tougher sprinters surviving to the end or a small group of puncheurs getting away. We expect the stage will end in a sprint in a small group, which should suit Wout van Aert perfectly.

Stage 2: Cesenatico – Bologne

Stage profile for Tour de France 2024 stage 2.

The riders stay in Italy for the second Tour de France 2024 stage, and we once again have a hard stage to look forward to with 198.7 kilometres through Italian hills.

The riders have to go over five categorized mountains with four of them being category three. The final two climbs are over the Cote de San Luca climb, which is 1.9 kilometres and 10.6 %.

This is the area where Julian Alaphilippe won the World Championship in 2020. It is a stage, again, that is well suited for puncheurs who can conquer the short and explosive hills and sprint at the finish line. Tadej Pogacar looks like an obvious candidate for the win here, which could also earn him the yellow jersey.

Stage 3: Plaisance – Turin

Stage profile for Tour de France 2024 stage 3

After two hard stages, the third Tour de France 2024 stage is the first opportunity for the sprinters. It is 230.5 kilometres long with three category four climbs along the way. The last one is roughly 50 kilometres from the finish line, so they shouldn’t give any reason to concern for the riders. It is the longest stage of the race.

It would be a huge surprise if anyone other than a sprinter wins this stage. It is a golden opportunity for guys like Jasper Philipsen and Mark Cavendish.

Stage 4: Pinerolo – Valloire

Stage profile for Tour de France stage 4

On the fourth stage, the riders leave Italy and enter France. This is the first great mountain stage of the race with two category two mountains before HC Col du Galibier. The stage is only 139.6 kilometres, but it is uphill almost the entire stage so it will be tough and fast. There are 19 kilometres from the top of Galibier to the finish line.

Due to the long distance from the top of Galibier to the finish line, it is unlikely that the favourites are really going to pursue the stage win here. Expect a breakaway to compete for the stage win while the favourites wait until the final kilometres of the last mountain to test each other.

Stage 5: Saint-Jean-De-Maurienne – Saint-Vulbas

Stage profile for Tour de France stage 5

After the brief stint in the Alpes, the peloton returns to easier terrain as Stage 5 offers the second bunch sprint. The 177.4 kilometres long stage includes two category four climbs, but none of them close enough to the finish line to cause any reason for concern.

It would be massively surprising if this stage ends with anything else than a bunch sprint.

Stage 6: Macon – Dijon

Stage profile for Tour de France stage 6

Stage 6 is another flat stage. There is one category four hill on the 163.5-kilometre-long stage, but it arrives already after 10 kilometres and shouldn’t cause any issues for the peloton or the sprinters.

Once again, it is a day for the sprinters, and it looks like a perfect day for Mark Cavendish to take the record for most stage wins.

Stage 7: Nuits-Saint-Georges – Gevrey-Chambertin

Stage profile for the time trial at the Tour de France 2024.

On the 7th Tour de France 2024 stage, we get the first time trial of the race. It is a 25.3-kilometre-long stage with a small hill halfway through the stage. The hill is 1.6 kilometres long (6.1 %) and can be decisive.

A big part of the stage is on smaller roads in the forest, and it is a route that suits the technicians. Jonas Vingegaard, Tadej Pogacar and Remco Evenepoel are all among the favourites here.

Stage 8: Semur-En-Auxois – Colombey-Les-Deux-Églises

Stage profile for Tour de France stage 8.

The eighth Tour de France stage is another one for the sprinters. 183.4 kilometres long, it goes past five categorised hills – two category three and three category four. The final climb is more than 60 kilometres from the finish line, so we can expect another bunch sprint.

There are several smaller hills along the stage, but it isn’t hard enough to cause the sprinters any issues.

Stage 9: Troyes – Troyes

Stage profile for Tour de france stage 9

The 9th Tour de France stage could easily become one of the most influential in the race. This 199-kilometre stage around Troyes takes the riders over 14 sections of gravel road for the first time. The stage also offers four category four climbs, but it will be the gravel sections that determine the winner of the stage. The final one is right before the finish line.

It is a day the GC contenders fear, but it suits Tadej Pogacar excellently as he has already won both Strade Bianche, which famously also features gravel roads, and Tour of Flanders. Remco Evenepoel could also do well here.

The riders have a rest day following this stage, so expect them to go all in here.

Stage 10: Orléans – Saint-Amand-Montrond

Stage profile for Tour de France 2024 stage 10

The peloton returns to the race after a well-deserved rest day to what looks like an easy stage. The 10th Tour de France 2024 stage is 187.3 kilometres long and is flat as a pancake. On paper, it looks like a dead certain bunch sprint at the end, but it could prove trickier than expected.

If the wind is right, it can play a huge role on this stage. In the 2013 Tour, side wind caused the peloton to explode and under the right conditions the same can happen this time. In that case, the contenders, as well as the sprinters, need to place themselves at the front of the peloton to avoid losing time.

It is one of those days, where you can easily lose the Tour by sleeping a bit or reacting too slowly.

Stage 11: Évaux-Les-Bains – Le Lioran

Stage profile for stage 11 of the Tour de France 2024

Le Tour returns to the mountains as the peloton enters the Massif Central mountain range. The stage is 211 kilometres with six mountains to climb. The toughest part is the last 46 kilometres, where the riders have to cross two category three, one category one and a category three at the end.

The stage ends with a short descent, and it fits puncheurs perfectly and we can expect a breakaway to fight for the victory here.

Stage 12: Aurillac – Villeneuve-Sur-Lot

Stage profile for Stage 12 of the Tour de France

Stage 12 of the Tour de France 2024 is another obvious mass sprint stage. There are three category four hills, but the last 70 kilometres are flat without any noteworthy obstacles.

The teams with strong sprinters should still be fresh at this point of the race so they can chase down any breakaways.

Stage 13: Agen – Pau

Stage profile for Stage 13 of the 2024 Tour de France

As usual, there is a Tour de France stage finishing in Pau before the peloton enters the Pyrenees. It is the last flat stage for a while, so the sprinters need to make the most of it.

The last 40 kilometres are hilly though, and the stage here could prove too hard for sprinters like Cavendish that doesn’t climb well.

Stage 14: Pau – Saint-Lary-Soulan Pla d’Adet

Stage profile for the mountain stage 14 of the Tour de France

The peloton is back in the mountains with the first stage in the Pyrenees. This stage takes the riders over to HC mountains and a category two, and finishes on the 10.6 kilometre (7.9 %) Pla d’Adet mountain. This stage also includes the legendary mountain of Tourmalet.

This is the first big mountain battle of the Tour with an uphill finish, and it is do or die for the GC contenders. There won’t be any hiding on this stage, where the riders are truly tested. This is where Vingegaard and Pogacar will have their first real big battle.

Stage 15: Loudenvielle – Plateau de Beille

Stage profile for stage 15 of the Tour de France 2024.

197.7 kilometres over five mountains is what stage 15 has to offer. It goes uphill from the start as the riders need to climb the Col de Peyresourde immediately. In total, there are four category one mountains, before the stage finishes at Plateau de Beille, an HC climb.

We’ll most likely have to wait until the final mountain for the GC riders to start testing each other due to the distance between Col d’Agnes and Plateau de Beille.

When picking the best Tour de France bets for this stage, it is worth looking at riders who can go in an early breakaway. This would be riders that have dropped time and are chasing stage wins rather than the GC.

Stage 16: Gruissan – Nimes

Tour de France stage 16 profile

After the trials in the Pyrenees, and the second rest day, the riders have an easy transport stage here. 188.6 kilometres in flat terrain is what is aways on the 16th Tour de France 2024 stage.

Most likely, this will be stage for the sprinters, but stages to Nimes have previously been influenced by strong winds that tore the peloton apart.

Stage 17: Saint-Paul-Trois-Chateaux – Superdevoluy

Tour de France stage 17 stage profile

The 17th stage is another obvious breakaway opportunity. The last 30 kilometers are in the mountains with category one, two and three mountains. It finishes uphill, so we are in for an exciting stage here.

The mountains aren’t hard enough to make big changes to the GC, but it is a great opportunity for riders chasing a stage win.

Stage 18: Gap – Barcelonnette

Tour de France stage 18 stage profile

This is the last chance for a stage win for those riders that can’t win in the mountains or on a time trial. The 18th stage of the Tour takes us through 178 kilometres of hills with five category three climbs.

It is constantly up and down on this one, and it is too difficult for the sprinters to get a bunch sprint. This is another stage where a breakaway should make it all the way, so look for puncheurs with good acceleration when picking the winner.

Stage 19: Embrun – Isola 2000

Stage profile for stage 19 of the Tour de France 2024.

We are back in the mountains with one of the most exciting stages of the Tour de France 2024. It is only 144.6 kilometres, but the riders have to cross two HC mountains before finishing with 16.1 kilometres of climbing on Isola 2000 towards the finish line.

These high mountains fit Jonas Vingegaard’s profile, and it could be on this stage that the Tour is winner is found.

Stage 20: Nice – Col de la Couillole

Tour de France stage 20 profile

The 20th stage is the last mountain stage of the race. Once again, the stage ends on a mountain at the Col de la Couillole. The riders are crossing four mountains, the first being a category two, and the last three category ones.  Once again it finishes uphill.

Given the severity of the previous stage, the stamina of the riders will be tested here. Some riders will have incredibly sore and tired legs, so this one won’t be easy. It is a short stage, just 133 kilometres, but it should be explosive and aggressive from the beginning.

Stage 21: Monaco – Nice

Tour de France stage 21 profile

For the first time since 1989, the last Tour de France stage is a time trial. 33.7 kilometres long, the riders have to cross a category two mountain on their way to Nice.

It is a difficult route, and the mountain in the middle probably makes it too tough for the pure specialists. It looks, once again, like a perfect stage for Vingegaard as it is very similar to the time trial from last year where he demolished the competitors.

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