Tom Pidcock performs at UCI XCO World Cup in Crans, Montana, Switzerland, on June 23, 2024.
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These are all the stages awaiting Tom Pidcock at the Tour de France

This July, the Tour de France 2024 takes to the roads of France and, like every year, the route and the stages can be full of surprises. Here's the rundown on the stages Tom Pidcock will be racing on.
By Selim Kerfallah
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This year's Tour de France will be very special. It will, of course, be the first to one to feature the Red Bull-BORA-hansgrohe team. Also racing will be Tom Pidcock, with his Ineos Grenadiers team. There's also an outside chance that Wout van Aert will be taking part. Both will be hoping to create and add to the memories they have racing the Tour. Who can forget Pidcock's epic climb of the Alpe d Huez to win the that iconic stage in 2022 or van Aert's 2022 Green Jersey-winning campaign?
Last year's Tour de France started in Spain's Basque Country. For 2024, the race starts in North Italy, before it heads into France. To give you a clearer idea, here's a look at the 2024 route of cycling's biggest event.
Here's the map of the official route of the Tour de France 2024.

The official route of the Tour de France 2024

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01

A start on the other side of the Alps

At the start of the 2024 edition, competitors will have the opportunity to discover the magnificent city of Florence, the birthplace of the Renaissance. The riders will head for coastal Rimini for a stage classified as hilly by Tour management, with no fewer than seven climbs to pass. The following day, between Cesenatico and Bologna, the gradient will be much less significant, despite six climbs of up to 265m in altitude. For the third stage, the cyclists will reach Turin via a 230 km flat stretch. From there, they'll set off for the first real mountain day to Valloire, crossing three passes, including the famous Galibier at 2,642m altitude.
  • Stage 1: Saturday, June 29 - Florence to Rimini - 206km - Accidental
  • Stage 2: Sunday, June 30 - Cesenatico to Bologna - 199km - Accidental
  • Stage 3: Monday, July 1 - Piacenza to Turin - 230km - Flat
  • Stage 4: Tuesday, July 2 - Pinerolo to Valloire - 140km - Mountain
Tom Pidcock performs at UCI XCO World Cup in Nove Mesto na Morave, Czech Republic on May 26, 2024.

Tom Pidcock is parking his mountain bike to race the Tour de France

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02

Back to France

Once in France, Pidcock and his team-mates will tackle two flat stages, first between Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne and Saint-Vulbas, then from Mâcon to Dijon. The following day, it's time for the first time trial of this Tour de France, a 25km stage from Nuits-Saint-Georges to Gevrey-Chambertin. It's back on the flat for Stage 8 between Semur-En-Auxois and Colombey-Les-Deux-Églises. Then, on another hilly day, the riders will take a Champagne tour of almost 200km around Troyes. To round off this first week, the teams meet in Orléans for a rest day.
  • Stage 5: Wednesday, July 3 - Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne to Saint-Vulbas - 177km - Flat
  • Stage 6: Thursday, July 4 - From Mâcon to Dijon - 163km - Flat
  • Stage 7: Friday, July 5 - Nuits-Saint-Georges to Gevrey-Chambertin - 25km - Time trial
  • Stage 8: Saturday, July 6 - Semur-en-Auxois to Colombey-Les-Deux-Églises - 183km - Flat
  • Stage 9: Sunday, July 7 - From Troyes to Troyes - 199km - Accidental
03

Heading for Western France

Departing from Orléans, the peloton will head for Saint-Amand-Montrond on a 187km flat stage. They will then cycle between Évaux-Les-Bains and Le Lioran for the second mountain stage, which includes the Col de Pertus and Puy Mary Pas de Peyrol (1,309m and 1,589m, respectively). On days 12 and 13, both flat, they will travel from Aurillac to Villeneuve-Sur-Lot and then from Agen to Pau.
  • Stage 10: Tuesday, July 9 - Orléans to Saint-Amand-Montrond - 187km - Flat
  • Stage 11: Wednesday, July 10 - Évaux-Les-Bains to Le Lioran - 211km - Mountain
  • Stage 12: Thursday, July 11 - Aurillac to Villeneuve-Sur-Lot - 204km - Flat
  • Stage 13: Friday, July 12 - Agen to Pau - 165km - Flat
Belgium's Wout van Aert rides the ninth stage of the Tour de France 2023 between Saint-Léonard-de-Noblat and Puy de Dôme.

Wout van Aert on Stage 9 of the 2023 Tour de France

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04

In the heart of the Pyrenees

This year, the Tour will pass rather stealthily through the Pyrenees, with only two stages. The first runs from Pau to Saint-Lary-Soulan (obviously a mountain stage, with the famous Col du Tourmalet). The second will take the peloton from Loudenvielle to Plateau de Beille. As on the previous day, riders will have to contend with steep climbs at Peyresourde and Portet-d'Aspet.
  • Stage 14: Saturday, July 13 - From Pau to Saint-Lary-Soulan - 152km - Mountain
  • Stage 15: Sunday, July 14 - Loudenvielle to Plateau de Beille - 198km - Mountain
Belgian cyclist Wout van Aert crosses the finish line in second place on Stage 2 of the Tour de France 2023, between Vitoria-Gasteiz and San Sebastian in Spain.

Who will come out top at the 2024 Tour?

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05

The home stretch

After a rest day in Gruissan, Pidcock and the others set off for Nîmes, covering no less than 198km of flat terrain along the way. They then return to the Alps between Saint-Paul-Trois-Châteaux and Superdévoluy (featuring no less than three cols). On their way back down to the Côte d'Azur, the peloton will then pass through Gap, Barcelonnette, Embrun, Isola 2000, Nice and the Col de la Couillole. Each of these days will represent a considerable challenge for the sprinters, as they'll be exclusively stages classified as hilly or mountainous. Finally, the Tour de France 2024 will end not with the traditional ride through the streets of Paris but with a 33km time trial between Monaco and Nice.
  • Stage 16: Tuesday, July 16 - Gruissan to Nîmes - 189km - Flat
  • Stage 17: Wednesday, July 17 - From Saint-Paul-Trois-Châteaux - 178km - Mountain
  • Stage 18: Thursday, July 18 - From Gap to Barcelonnette - 180km - Accidental
  • Stage 19: Friday, July 19 - Embrun to Isola 2000 - 145km - Mountain
  • Stage 20: Saturday, July 20 - Nice to Col de la Couillole - 133km - Mountain
  • Stage 21: Sunday, July 21 - Monaco to Nice - 33km - Time trial

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