Tour de France 2024 Route stage 2: Cesenatico - Bologna

Tour de France 2024Sunday 30 June - The 2nd stage of the 2024 Tour de France totals 200 kilometres, while the finale takes place on a hilly circuit in and around Bologna. The steep San Luca - 1.9 kilometres at 10.6% - is tackled twice.

The first 74 kilometres are as flat as can be and the the first cluster of hills appear. The Passo di Calbane – or, as the ASO puts it, Côte de Monticino – is 2 kilometres long and averages 7.5%. The route descends to Riolo Terme before the climb to Toranello, the Côte de Gallisterna, adds 1.2 kilometres at 12.8% to the mix.

After plunging down to Imola the Tour continues on the plains of Emilia-Romagna towards Bologna. But just before entering the town a left turn leads to Botteghino di Zocca. The road to the village climbs for 1.9 kilometres at 6.8%. Shortly after the descent the road goes uphill again, this time to Montecalvo, a 2.7 kilometres climb at 7.7%.

The riders cross the line in Bologna to enter two identical laps of 19 kilometer, both featuring an intriguing combo. The climb to the sanctuary of San Luca – 1.9 kilometres at 10.6% – and the climb to Montalbano – 1 kilometre at 5.4% – are divided by a 1.5 kilometres downhill. The last 9 kilometres of each lap are half on descent, half on the flat.

The San Luca was the main ingredient in the ITT on the first day of the 2019 Giro d’Italia. Primoz Roglic climbed into pink that day.

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  • Craig says:

    Has the start time been published anywhere? Interested in the likely arrival time at San Luca

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