Tour de France 2024 Route stage 8: Semur-en-Auxois - Colombey-les-Deux-Églises

Tour de France 2024Saturday 6 July - Stage 8 of the Tour de France is a hilly race with an elevation gain of 2,400 metres. The climbs are neither long nor steep, but the endless succession will add to the fatigue. The 183.4 kilometres long race runs from Semur-en-Auxois to Colombey-les-Deux-Églises.

It’s a first for Colombey-les-Deux-Églises, while starting venue Semur-en-Auxois featured once before on Le Tour. The 6th stage of the 2007 edition sets off from the ancient town on the Armancon River to finish in Bourg-en-Bresse, where Tom Boonen outsprinted Óscar Freire.

The 8th stage traverses the hilly terrain of the Côte-d’Or, a département in Burgundy. The riders tackle the Côte de Vitteaux (3.2 kilometres at 5.8%), Côte de Villy-en-Auxois (2.7 kilometres 5.4%), Côte de Verrey-sous-Salmaise (3.6 kilometres at 5.2%) in the first 50 kilometres. The subsequent section of 50 kilometres is played out on rolling terrain before the Côte de Sainenoge adds 1.5 kilometres at 7.1% to the mix.

Following the Côte de Bay-sur-Aube (2.7 kilometres at 4.7%) and Côte de Giey-sur-Aujon (1.4 kilometres at 7.2%) there are 44 kilometres remaining. The race then continues on flat to rolling roads towards the Côte de Eufigneix. This 2.2 kilometres climb at 4.5% is crested 15 kilometres before the finish line in Colombey-les-Deux-Églises.

The final kilometre goes up at 3%.

The first three riders across the line gain time bonuses of 10, 6, and 4 seconds.

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