Tour de France Femmes 2024: The Route

Tour de France Femmes 2024The Tour de France Femmes sets off from the Netherlands on Monday 12 August and finishes in Alpe d'Huez on Sunday the 18th. The last two stages are mountainous, while a mix of flat and hilly stages plus a short ITT rounds out the route.

The 1st stage is a flat race from Rotterdam to The Hague before the second day of action begins with another flat test. Stage 2 is a 67 kilometres short race back to Rotterdam, that should be nailed by the sprinters. That afternoon, we’ll see a 6.3 kilometres ITT in front of Rotterdam’s roaring city crowds.

Stage 4 serves a mix of both Amstel Gold Race and Liège-Bastogne-Liège. In fact, the first part is played out on the roads of the first hilly Classic, while the finale is a carbon copy of the latter.

We’re halfway through the Tour de France Femmes when the race returns to home soil. Stage 5 is a lumpy test with an elevation gain of over 2,000 metres. The Côte de Montois-la-Montagne – 1.7 kilometres at 6% – is the last climb some 15 kilometres before the short ramp to the finish.

The first half of stage 6 is relatively easy going, but the second half is something else entirely. A series of hills should favour the puncheurs and climbers, although the real uphill hardship is saved for the final weekend.

Stage 7 is the longest of the Tour de France for women. Adding up the 167 kilometres, the route features 3,000 metres of climbing. After four intermediate climbs the final haul up goes to ski station Le Grand-Bornand.

The Queen Stage of the Tour de France includes an elevation gain of 3,900 meters on a route of 150 kilometres. After two warm-up climbs the riders are to conquer the Col du Glandon before the finish climb to Alpe d’Huez kicks in. The iconic ascent is 13.8 kilometres long and averages 8.1%.

Tour de France Femmes 2024: route, profiles, videos

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