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Tour de France 2024: Full schedule, stages, route, length, TV channel & live stream

The Tour de France is almost here for 2024.

The iconic cycling event is a test of physical and mental endurance, with riders tackling long distances and challenging routes over three weeks.

Reigning Giro d’Italia champion and two-time Tour de France winner Tadej Pogacar is the clear favourite for 2024, and deservedly so.

However, last year’s victor Jonas Vingegaard will look to defend his crown, recovering in time from a nasty crash in April, which saw him break his collarbone and ribs and suffer a collapsed lung.

MORE: When does the Tour de France start?

The Sporting News brings you the key details for this year’s race.

How to watch the Tour de France: TV channel, live stream

  • USA: NBC Sports holds the broadcast rights, with all stages available via streaming platforms Peacock and Fubo. Stages eight, 14 and 20 will be broadcast live on NBC.
     
  • UK: The Tour de France will be live on Discovery+ and Eurosport. It will also be shown on free-to-air channel ITV 4 and streaming service ITV X. S4C will air the action in Wales.
     
  • Australia: Once again, SBS has exclusive free-to-air and digital broadcast rights. Fans can watch the action on SBS’ TV channel and stream via SBS On Demand.

Tour de France 2024 schedule, route, stages, start times

As has become tradition, the ‘Grand Depart’ will be held outside of France, with Stage 1 to begin in the Italian city of Florence.

Riders will make their way into France by Stage 4 where they will stay for the remainder of the Tour.

A few flat stages will follow, with the sprinters set to battle it out in frantic finishes. 

The focus will turn to the general classification in the back half of the Tour, with three mountain stages on either side of the second rest day.

An individual time trial from Monaco to Nice will cap off this year’s race.

Stage Date Length Location (type) Start (local/CEST)
1 June 29 206 km (128 miles) Florence to Rimini (hilly) 12:30 p.m.
2 June 30 199.2 km (123.8 miles) Cesenatico to Bologna (hilly) 12:05 p.m.
3 July 1 230.8 km (143.4 miles) Piacenza to Turin (flat) 12:50 p.m.
4 July 2 139.6 km (86.7 miles) Pinerolo to Valloire (mountain) 1 p.m.
5 July 3 177.4 km (110.2 miles) Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne to Saint-Vulbas (flat) 12:55 p.m.
6 July 4 163.5 km (101.6 miles) Macon to Dijon (flat) 1 p.m.
7 July 5 25.3 km (15.7 miles) Nuits-Saint-Georges to Gevrey-Chambertin (individual time-trial) 1:10 p.m.
8 July 6 183.4 km (114 miles) Semur-en-Auxois to Colombey-les-Deux-Églises (flat) 12 p.m.
9 July 7 199 km (123.7 miles) Troyes to Troyes (hilly) 1:05 p.m.
Rest day July 8
10 July 9 187.3 km (116.3 miles) Orleans to Saint-Amand-Montrond (flat) 12:55 p.m.
11 July 10 221 km (137.3 miles) Evaux-les-Bains to Le Lioran (mountain) 12:55 p.m.
12 July 11 203.6 km (126.5 miles) Aurillac to Villeneuve-sur-Lot (flat) 12:55 p.m.
13 July 12 165.3 km (102.7 miles) Agen to Pau (flat) 1:30 p.m.
14 July 13 151.9 km (94.3 miles) Pau to Saint-Lary-Soulan/Pla d’Adet (mountain) 12:30 p.m.
15 July 14 198 km (123 miles) Loudenvielle to Plateau de Beille (mountain) 12:55 p.m.
Rest day July 15
16 July 16 188.6 km (117.1 miles) Gruissan to Nimes (flat) 12:50 p.m.
17 July 17 177.8 km (110.5 miles) Saint-Paul-Trois-Chateaux to SuperDevoluy (mountain) 12:05 p.m.
18 July 18 179.5 km (111.5 miles) Gap to Barcelonnette (hilly) 12:55 p.m.
19 July 19 144.6 km (89.8 miles) Embrun to Isola 2000 (mountain) 1:05 p.m.
20 July 20 132.8 km (82.5 miles) Nice to Col de la Couillole (mountain) 1:35 p.m.
21 July 21 33.7 km (20.9 miles) Monaco to Nice (individual time-trial) 4:10 p.m.

Tour de France 2024 route, map

This year’s Tour consists of eight flat stages, four hilly stages and seven mountain stages, broken up by a pair of time trials and rest days.

The full route can be viewed here.

Tour de France 2024 stages, winners

Stage Date Length Location (type) Winner
1 June 29 206 km (128 miles) Florence to Rimini (hilly)  
2 June 30 199.2 km (123.8 miles) Cesenatico to Bologna (hilly)  
3 July 1 230.8 km (143.4 miles) Piacenza to Turin (flat)  
4 July 2 139.6 km (86.7 miles) Pinerolo to Valloire (mountain)  
5 July 3 177.4 km (110.2 miles) Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne to Saint-Vulbas (flat)  
6 July 4 163.5 km (101.6 miles) Macon to Dijon (flat)  
7 July 5 25.3 km (15.7 miles) Nuits-Saint-Georges to Gevrey-Chambertin (individual time-trial)  
8 July 6 183.4 km (114 miles) Semur-en-Auxois to Colombey-les-Deux-Églises (flat)  
9 July 7 199 km (123.7 miles) Troyes to Troyes (hilly)  
Rest day July 8  
10 July 9 187.3 km (116.3 miles) Orléans to Saint-Amand-Montrond (flat)  
11 July 10 221 km (137.3 miles) Evaux-les-Bains to Le Lioran (mountain)  
12 July 11 203.6 km (126.5 miles) Aurillac to Villeneuve-sur-Lot (flat)  
13 July 12 165.3 km (102.7 miles) Agen to Pau (flat)  
14 July 13 151.9 km (94.3 miles) Pau to Saint-Lary-Soulan/Pla d’Adet (mountain)  
15 July 14 198 km (123 miles) Loudenvielle to Plateau de Beille (mountain)  
Rest day July 15  
16 July 16 188.6 km (117.1 miles) Gruissan to Nimes (flat)  
17 July 17 177.8 km (110.5 miles) Saint-Paul-Trois-Chateaux to SuperDevoluy (mountain)  
18 July 18 179.5 km (111.5 miles) Gap to Barcelonnette (hilly)  
19 July 19 144.6 km (89.8 miles) Embrun to Isola 2000 (mountain)  
20 July 20 132.8 km (82.5 miles) Nice to Col de la Couillole (mountain)  
21 July 21 33.7 km (20.9 miles) Monaco to Nice (individual time-trial)  

How long is the Tour de France? Miles, kilometres for 2024

In the 111th edition of the Tour de France, riders will cover a total distance of 3,492km (2,170 miles).

This makes it the longest of the three Grand Tours in 2024, with the Giro d’Italia at 3,317km and the Vuelta a Espana at 3,265km. 

Tour de France teams 2024

We have 22 teams competing in the 2024 edition of the Tour de France.

Each team has eight riders, meaning there is a total of 176 riders in the field. 

Jumbo–Visma (now Visma-Lease a Bike) took out the team classification last year.

Team Country
Alpecin-Deceuninck Belgium
Arkea-B&B Hotels France
Astana-Qazaqstan Kazakhstan
Bahrain-Victorious Bahrain
Bora-Hansgrohe Germany
Cofidis France
Decathlon AG2R La Mondiale France
dsm-firmenich PostNL Netherlands
EF Education-EasyPost United States
Groupama-FDJ France
Ineos Grenadiers Great Britain
Jayco-AlUla Australia
Intermarche-Wanty Belgium
Israel-Premier Tech Israel
Lidl-Trek United States
Lotto-Dstny Belgium
Movistar Spain
Soudal Quick-Step Belgium
Totalenergies France
UAE Team Emirates United Arab Emirates
Uno-X Mobility Norway
Visma-Lease a Bike Netherlands

Tour de France past winners

Danish rider Jonas Vingegaard claimed his second consecutive Tour de France victory in 2023.

He defeated rival Tadej Pogacar by 7 minutes and 29 seconds – the largest margin of victory since 2014.

Lance Armstrong won seven straight races from 1999 to 2005, but his victories have been vacated due to doping.

Year Winner Nationality
2023 Jonas Vingegaard Denmark
2022 Jonas Vingegaard Denmark
2021 Tadej Pogacar Slovenia
2020 Tadej Pogacar Slovenia
2019 Egan Bernal Colombia
2018 Geraint Thomas Wales
2017 Chris Froome England
2016 Chris Froome England
2015 Chris Froome England
2014 Vincenzo Nibali Italy
2013 Chris Froome England
2012 Bradley Wiggins England
2011 Cadel Evans Australia
2010 Andy Schleck* Luxembourg
2009 Alberto Contador Spain
2008 Carlos Sastre Spain
2007 Alberto Contador Spain
2006 Oscar Pereiro** Spain
2005 Lance Armstrong*** USA
2004 Lance Armstrong*** USA
2003 Lance Armstrong*** USA
2002 Lance Armstrong*** USA
2001 Lance Armstrong*** USA
2000 Lance Armstrong*** USA
1999 Lance Armstrong*** USA
1998 Marco Pantani Italy

*Alberto Contador won the race, but later failed a drug test.

**Floyd Landis won the race, but later failed a drug test.

***Lance Armstrong had all his titles vacated due to doping. No winner was named in his place. 

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