Tour de France 2024

Previewing the 111th edition of the
Tour de France

The 2024 edition of the Tour de France, the 111th in its storied history, promises an exhilarating spectacle of endurance, strategy, and athleticism. Kicking off in Florence, Italy, for the first time in its history, the race features a diverse and challenging route spanning over 3,400 kilometers. The peloton will navigate through the picturesque landscapes of Italy and France, including iconic climbs such as Col Du Galibier, Tourmalet and Turini.

This edition will see reigning champion Jonas Vinegaard defend his title against the in-form Tadej Pogačar, Primož Roglič, Remco Evenepoel, Pello Bilbao and Carlos Rodriguez. The 2024 Tour de France is set to test the world's best cyclists to their limits, combining high mountain stages with fast sprint stages, before culminating in a non-traditional grand finish, a time trial from Monaco to Nice.


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The UAE Team Emirates Team Tour de France Roster Comprises:

  • Tadej Pogačar
    Born on 2nd September, 1998, Tadej Pogačar has quickly risen to become one of the most dominant riders in the sport of cycling. Pogačar achieved worldwide fame by winning the Tour de France on his debut in 2020, becoming the youngest winner in over a century and securing three stage victories. He defended his title in 2021 with another dominant performance. Besides the Tour de France, Tadej Pogačar claimed the Giro d’Italia 2024 title in Rome, after dominating the men's road cycling stage race pretty much from start to finish. Pogačar's achievements have made him a national hero in Slovenia and a rising star in global cycling. For Pogačar, all roads now point to the 2024 Tour de France and now has in his sights the Giro-Tour double, last achieved by Marco Pantani in 1998.

  • Adam Yates
    A British professional cyclist known for his achievements in road racing. Born on 7th August, 1992, in Bury, Greater Manchester, Yates has established himself as a prominent rider in the international cycling sport. Throughout his career, Yates has also achieved notable victories in other prestigious races, including stages in the Tour de France, Tirreno-Adriatico, and the Critérium du Dauphiné. His success on challenging mountain stages and his ability to compete in both stage races and one-day classics have solidified his reputation as a versatile and formidable cyclist.

  • João Almeida
    João Almeida is a Portuguese professional cyclist known for his achievements in road racing. João finished 4th overall in the 2020 Giro d'Italia, which was his Grand Tour debut. His performance earned him praise for his resilience and ability to contend with more experienced riders.

  • Juan Ayuso
    Juan Ayuso is a promising Spanish cyclist born on 11th April 11, 2002. He gained attention in the cycling world for his exceptional talent and achievements at a young age. Ayuso is known for his strong performances in both road and track cycling disciplines. At 19 years of age, Juan Ayuso has became the youngest rider ever to finish on the podium of the Vuelta a Espana and the youngest rider in a whole 118 years to finish on the podium of a Grand Tour.

  • Marc Soler
    Marc Soler is a Spanish professional cyclist known for his climbing abilities and versatility in stage races. He began his professional career in 2015 and quickly showed promise in stage races, particularly excelling in mountainous terrain. One of Soler's notable achievements includes winning the 2015 Tour de l'Avenir, a prestigious stage race for young cyclists. This victory highlighted his potential as a future Grand Tour contender. In subsequent years, Soler continued to demonstrate his climbing prowess, often performing well in the high mountains of races such as the Vuelta a España and the Tour de France. Marc Soler is recognized as a talented climber and stage racer, with the potential to achieve further success in Grand Tours and other major cycling events in the years to come.

  • Nils Politt
    Nils Politt is a German professional cyclist known for his strength in one-day classic races and time trials. Born on 6th March, 1994, in Cologne, Germany, Politt has built a reputation as a powerful rider capable of performing well in challenging terrains and adverse weather conditions. UAE Team Emirates finished off the cobbled classics campaign on a high note with Nils Politt taking 4th place at Paris-Roubaix in France in April 2024.

  • Pavel Sivakov
    Pavel Sivakov is a professional cyclist known for his prowess in road racing. Born on 11th March, 1997, in Italy he holds dual Russian and French citizenships. Sivakov began his cycling career in earnest in 2016 and quickly rose through the ranks, showcasing strong climbing abilities and resilience in stage races. Sivakov holds 5 professional victories to his name among them the overall title at the Tour of Poland in 2019 and more recently the Vuelta Burgos in 2022. Sivakov's professional career has seen him excel in multiple stage races, demonstrating consistent performances in both one-week races and Grand Tours. He has been a key support rider for his team leaders while also achieving notable results individually. His climbing prowess, tactical acumen, and ability to handle pressure make him a promising talent in the world of professional cycling.

  • Tim Wellens
    Tim Wellens is a professional Belgian cyclist known for his versatility in both one-day classics and stage races. Born on 10th May, 1991, Wellens is particularly adept at hilly and challenging terrain, making him a strong contender in races such as the Ardennes classics and the Grand Tours. He has achieved notable victories in prestigious races like the Tour de Pologne and the Giro d'Italia, where he has demonstrated his climbing abilities and tactical acumen. Throughout his career, Wellens has been recognized for his aggressive racing style and determination, often making decisive moves in races to secure wins. His consistent performances have solidified his reputation as a key rider within his team and a formidable competitor in the cycling peloton. He has a stellar palmares with no fewer than 34 professional victories, among them 4 stage wins at Grand Tours. 


The 2024 Tour de France will start in Florence, Italy on 29 June, and will finish in Nice, France on 21 July. The race will not finish in (or near) Paris for the first time since its inception, owing to preparations for the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

  • Total Km: 3492
  • The height of the summit of the Bonette pass in the Alps:2802 m
  • The total vertical gain during the 2024 Tour de France:52,230 m
  • The number of riders who will line up at the start of the Tour, divided into 22 teams of 8 riders each: 176
  • Total number of stages: 21
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The yellow jersey belongs to the leader of the General Classification (GC). It is worn daily by the rider, who after each stage, has the fastest time across the entire race. At the the end of the race, the fastest rider is the overall winner of the TdF and wearer of the jersey.

The winner of the mountains classification is awarded a polka dot jersey for conquering the most climbs of the Tour de France. The rider wearing the polka dot jersey is often referred to as the King of the Mountains.

TDF Polka Dot Jersey

The green jersey of the Tour de France is awarded to the rider with the most cumulative points at the end of each stage and, of course, at the end of the TdF.

TDF Green Jersey

The winner of the white jersey of the Tour de France is the leading rider under the age of 26 in the general classification.


Stage 1:
Date: Saturday, 29th June
Start/Finish: Florence > Rimini
Length: 206 km
Type: Hilly
D+: 3600m

Stage 2:
Date: Sunday, 30th June
Start/Finish: Cesenatico > Bologne
Length: 198.7 km
Type: Hilly
D+: 1850m

Stage 3:
Date: Monday, 1st July
Start/Finish: Plaisance > Turin
Length: 230.5 km
Type: Flat
D+: 1100m

Stage 4:
Date: Tuesday, 2nd July
Start/Finish: Pinerolo > Valloire
Length: 139.6 km
Type: Mountain
D+: 3600m

Stage 5:
Date: Wednesday, 3rd July
Start/Finish: Saint-Jean-De-Maurienne > Saint-Valbas
Length: 177.4 km
Type: Flat
D+: 1050m

Stage 6:
Date: Thursday, 4th July
Start/Finish: Mâcon > Dijon
Length: 163.5 km
Type: Flat
D+: 1000m

Stage 7:
Date: Friday, 5th July
Start/Finish: Nuits-Saint-Georges > Gevrey-Chambertin
Length: 25.3 km
Type: Individual Time Trial
D+: 300m

Stage 8:
Date: Saturday, 6th July
Start/Finish: Semur-En-Auxois > Colombey-les-deux-Églises
Length: 183.4 km
Type: Flat
D+: 2400m

Stage 9:
Date: Sunday, 7th July
Start/Finish: Troyes > Troyes
Length: 199 km
Type: Hilly
D+: 2000m

Stage 10:
Date: Tuesday, 9th July
Start/Finish: Orléans > Saint-Amand-Montrond
Length: 187.3 km
Type: Flat
D+: 950m

Stage 11:
Date: Wednesday, 10th July
Start/Finish: Évaux-Les-Bains > Le Lioran
Length: 211 km
Type: Mountain
D+: 4350m

Stage 12:
Date: Thursday, 11th July
Start/Finish: Aurillac > Villeneuve-Sur-Lot
Length: 203.6 km
Type: Flat
D+: 2200m

Stage 13:
Date: Friday, 12th July
Start/Finish: Agen > Pau
Length: 165.3 km
Type: Flat
D+: 2000m

Stage 14:
Date: Saturday, 13th July
Start/Finish: Pau > Saint-Lary-Soulan Pla d'Adet
Length: 151.9 km
Type: Mountain
D+: 4000m

Stage 15:
Date: Sunday, 14th July
Start/Finish: Loudenvielle > Plateau De Beille
Length: 197.7 km
Type: Mountain
D+: 4800m

Stage 16:
Date: Tuesday, 16th July
Start/Finish: Gruissan > Nîmes
Length: 188.6 km
Type: Flat
D+: 1200m

Stage 17:
Date: Wednesday, 17th July
Start/Finish: Saint-Paul-Trois-Châteaux > Superdévoluy
Length: 177.8 km
Type: Mountain
D+: 2850m

Stage 18:
Date: Thursday, 18th July
Start/Finish: Gap > Barcelonnette
Length: 179.5 km
Type: Hilly
D+: 3100m

Stage 19:
Date: Friday, 19th July
Start/Finish: Embrun > Isola 2000
Length: 144.6 km
Type: Mountain
D+: 4400m

Stage 20:
Date: Saturday, 20th July
Start/Finish: Nice > Col De La Couillole
Length: 132.8 km
Type: Mountain
D+: 4600m

Stage 21:
Date: Sunday, 21st July
Start/Finish: Monaco > Nice
Length: 33.7 km
Type: Individual Time Trial
D+: 650m

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