The recently-released 2024 Tour route teases a showdown between the sport's best GC riders, while also potentially creating a race where the top contenders lay in wait until the final week. Spencer Martin gives us his 2024 Tour de France breakdown and takeaways.
Oct 30, 2023: Top cyclo-cross action from Ruddervoorde and Maasmechelen. Plus the Madrid criterium. Bruyneel and Armstrong on Evenepoel at the Tour. Tour talk. Rider news: Kuss, Van der Poel, Bernal, Pogačar, Philipsen, Thomas, De Lie, Van Vleuten, Vollering, Sagan, Lammertink and Brenner. Team news: Movistar and Quintana, Race news: Tour Colombia, LCL in Yellow and Vuelta a Andalucía.
The route of the 2024 Tour de France was revealed in Paris on Wednesday. It was previously announced that for the first time in its history the French Grand Tour will start in Italy and will not finish in Paris. The climbers have seven tough mountain stages in the Pyrenees and Alps, five of which have summit finishes, there are eight flat stages for the sprinters and two time trials. An all round tough Tour.
Oct 26, 2023: Race reports from the Nacht van Woerden and the Pan American Games. The 2024 Tour de France and Tour de France Femmes avec Zwift routes. Rider news: Pogačar, Cavendish, Evenepoel, Vingegaard, Vollering, Poulidor, Kuss, Roglič, De Lie, Rojas, Bennett, Van Avermaet, Ganna, Skjelmose, Almeida, Tiller and the sad passing of Groeneveld. Team news. Race news. Plus Goodbye to “El Tractor” video.
An Italian-style start has never been seen before in the Tour de France. The riders expected in Florence can already guess the tone of the opening stage, with the road to Rimini allowing them to pay tribute to the memory of Gino Bartali and a cumulative climb of 3,600 metres... the mountains before the mountains.
Family stories are about asserting one's filiation and assuming one's independence, which is what the third edition of the Tour de France Femmes avec Zwift will be about next summer. This time, three weeks will separate the champion's start from the Tour's final finish in Nice. And the women's event will follow in the footsteps of the Grande Boucle, whose first start from abroad was in the Netherlands in 1954, 70 years earlier.