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Cycling: Tour de France 2024

The 111th edition of the Tour de France will begin in Italy for the first time in the history of the world’s most famous bike race, and for once, Paris will not host the final stage.

The Tour de France is famous for finishing on the Champs-Elysees in Paris, but due to the 2024 Olympic Games, which will be held in Paris, the race will instead finish in Nice.

However the world’s best cyclists will still embark on a gruelling three weeks of racing, and on Sunday 21st July 2024, the new Tour de France champion will be crowned.

Once again it is shaping up to be a two-horse battle between Jonas Vingegaard and Tadej Pogacar and the big question will be – can Remco Evenepoel join the party?

WhatTour de France 2024
WhereItaly and France
WhenSaturday 29th June to Sunday 21st July, 2024 
How to watchSBS 
OddsJonas Vingegaard 1.66, Tadej Pogacar 3.25, Remco Evenepoel 7.00

When is the Tour de France?

The Tour de France usually starts on the first weekend of July, but in 2024 it will begin in June.

The first stage will take place in Florence in Italy on Saturday 29th June and will end with an individual time trial in Nice on Sunday 21st July.

What is the Tour de France?

The Tour de France is the world's most famous bike race. Millions of spectators line the streets as the cyclists navigate 21 gruelling stages raced over a duration of 22 or 23 days.

Twenty-two teams from all over the world compete in the Tour de France, with each team represented by eight riders.

Where is the Tour de France?

As is always the case these days, the Tour de France starts outside of the country and in 2024 it is the turn of Italy to host the Grand Depart.

It is the first time in the history of the race that it will begin in Italy and coincides with the 100th anniversary of the first Italian winner of the Tour de France, Ottavio Bottecchia in 1924.

Stage 1 will begin in Florence with the peloton travelling 205km before finishing in the picturesque seaside town of Rimini.

The first three stages of the Tour de France will take place in Italy before it jumps into France for the remainder of the race.

The full route for the 2024 Tour de France will be announced in October 2024, but is sure to include some brutal mountain stages taking in famous climbs in the Pyrenees and French Alps.

Where can I watch the Tour de France?

The Tour de France is one of the most-watched events in world sport, with a global TV audience of around 150 million viewers and SBS is the place to follow the action for Australian audiences.

Who will win the Tour de France?

Jonas Vingegaard of Dutch team Jumbo Visma has won the last two editions of the Tour de France and will be the man to beat once again.

All being well the Dane is sure to be the leader of a very strong team and is priced at 1.66 to win his third Tour de France in a row.

The man most capable of stopping him is Slovenian Tadej Pogacar, who has also won the Tour de France on two occasions.

The UAE Team Emirates rider was disappointing by his extremely high standards in 2023 and will be keen to bounce back in 2024. He is priced at 3.25 to do just that.

In 2024 we look like getting the added spice of Remco Evenepoel being thrown into the mix.

The Belgian, who won the 2022 Vuelta a Espana, is viewed by many as the rider most capable of breaking the Vingegaard/Pogacar dominance.

He did disappoint at the 2023 Vuelta however and there is a question mark over whether he could challenge on the biggest stage of all.

Evenepoel can be backed at 7.00 to win the 2024 Tour de France.

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