Monday, December 11, 2023

TOUR’24 The PEZ First Glance: Mountains, Gravel & Two TTs!


2024 Excursion de France Course: The direction of the 2024 Excursion de France was once printed in Paris on Wednesday. It was once in the past introduced that for the primary time in its historical past the French Grand Excursion will get started in Italy and won’t end in Paris. The climbers have seven difficult mountain levels within the Pyrenees and Alps, 5 of that have summit finishes, there are 8 flat levels for the sprinters and two time trials. An all spherical difficult Excursion.

  • The Excursion de France will get started in Italy for the primary time
  • The Excursion de France ends with a time trial for the primary time since 1989
  • 21 levels
  • 3.492 kilometres
  • 8 flat levels
  • 4 hilly levels
  • 7 mountain levels
  • 2 time trials
  • 5 uphill finishes
  • Leisure days on Monday 8 and 15 July
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    Excursion de France 2024 Phases (June 29-July 21):
    29/06 – Degree 1: Firenze/Florence – Rimini (205 km)
    30/06 – Degree 2: Cesenatico – Bologna (200 km)
    01/07 – Degree 3: Piacenza – Turin (229 km)
    02/07 – Degree 4: Pinerolo – Valloire (138 km)
    03/07 – Degree 5: Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne – Saint-Vulbas (177 km)
    04/07 – Degree 6: Mâcon – Dijon (163 km)
    05/07 – Degree 7: Gevrey-Chambertin – Nuits-Saint-Georges (25 km, ITT)
    06/07 – Degree 8: Semur-en-Auxois – Colombey-les-Deux-Eglises (176 km)
    07/07 – Degree 9: Troyes – Troyes (199 km)
    08/07 – Leisure day in Orléans
    09/07 – Degree 10: Orléans – Saint-Amand-Montrond (187 km)
    10/07 – Degree 11: Evaux-les-Bains – Le Lioran (211 km)
    11/07 – Degree 12: Aurillac – Villeneuve-sur-Lot (204 km)
    12/07 – Degree 13: Agen – Pau (171 km)
    13/07 – Degree 14: Pau – Saint-Lary-Soulan/Pla d’Adet (152 km)
    14/07 – Degree 15: Loudenvielle – Plateau de Beille (198 km)
    15/07 – Leisure day in Narbonne
    16/07 – Degree 16: Gruissan – Nîmes (187 km)
    17/07 – Degree 17: Saint-Paul-Trois-Châteaux – Tremendous-Dévoluy (178 km)
    18/07 – Degree 18: Hole – Barcelonnette (179 km)
    19/07 – Degree 19: Embrun – Isola 2000 (145 km)
    20/07 – Degree 20: Great – Col de los angeles Couillole (132 km)
    21/07 – Degree 21: Monaco – Great (35.2 km, ITT).


    The 111th version of the Excursion de France will get started in Italy for the primary time, for 3 complete street levels. Florence, Tuscany, will host the Grand Départ on June 29, 2024. On Degree 1, the struggle for the yellow jersey will likely be fought within the Apennines, at the street from Florence to the coastal the town of Rimini. Between Florence and Rimini there are seven climbs, with 3,800 metres of mountaineering. Early within the degree, biking hero Gino Bartali will likely be honoured via the Excursion because it passes via his birthplace of Ponte a Ema. The Excursion may even undergo San Marino.

    Emilia-Romagna Grand Départ


    Degree 2 is going from Cesenatico to Bologna. Any other very hilly degree, with 4 climbs within the remaining 60 kilometres. On the end there are two laps taking within the climb of San Luca (1.9km at 10.6%). The 3rd and ultimate Degree in Italy begins from Piacenza and finishes in Turin and is one for the sprinters. There are 3 climbs, however they shouldn’t be an issue for the fast-finishers.

    Degree 2 : Cesenatico – Bologne


    Degree 4 begins in Italy, however from Pinerolo the riders will head in to France for a end in Valloire. The well-known climb of the Col du Galibier is the primary actual mountain on this Excursion and may display any cracks. Degree 5 is a transition degree between Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne and Saint-Vulbas, a leisure after the thrill of Italia.

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    Degree 4 profile


    The following levels are within the northeast and centre of France. The 6th Degree from Mâcon to Dijon must go well with the sprinters, however the next day to come the full must see adjustments on the finish of the Degree 7 particular person time trial from Gevrey-Chambertin to Nuits-Saint-Georges, throughout the vineyards of the Burgundy. Degree 8 finishes in Colombey-les-Deux-Eglises.

    Degree 7 ITT


    Troyes is the capital of the Aube division within the Grand Est area, and the end of Degree 9. The riders aiming for a excellent ultimate total position must on their guard on this degree. The white gravel paths of the Côte des Bar, a hilly champagne space, has fourteen gravel sections with 32 kilometres of tough roads.

    The gravel of degree 9


  • 08/07 – First leisure day in Orléans

    After the primary leisure day in Orléans, there’s a sprinter’s degree to Saint-Amand-Montrond, however the Cher division is know for its cross-winds and there’s at all times the potential for a skirmish with echelons. Tomorrow, the peloton heads against Le Lioran on Degree 11, the place Greg Van Avermaet took the yellow jersey in 2016 with solo experience. That is adopted via treacherous hilly Phases 12 to Villeneuve-sur-Lot and Pau.

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    Degree 11 profile


    Subsequent up are two a very powerful Pyrenean levels. The primary, Degree 14 is going over the well-known Col du Tourmalet to Pla d’Adet. The Excursion de France will commemorate Raymond Poulidor’s remaining Excursion degree win within the Pla d’Adet ski hotel in 1974, fifty years in the past. The French biking hero died in 2019. 3 very arduous climbs come on this moderately quick degree of ‘simplest’ 152 kilometres. No longer an afternoon to win the Excursion, however there will likely be fireworks at the summit end.

    Degree 14


    The second one Pyrenees degree has its end line on the most sensible of the Plateau de Beille ski hotel. Within the run-up to this climb there are the Col de Peyresourde, Col de Menté, Col de Portet d’Aspet and Col d’Agnes. Plateau de Beille has been a Excursion end six occasions. The primary time was once in 1998, the place Marco Pantani gained and the remaining time was once in 2015 and Joaquim Rodríguez gained from an early smash. 5 arduous climbs with every other summit end to Degree 15 over just about 200 kilometres.

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    Degree 15 profile


  • 15/07 – 2d leisure day in Narbonne

    After the second one and ultimate leisure day in Narbonne, the sprinters must get their probability once more in Nîmes on Degree 16. The 17th Degree climbs from the place to begin after which throws in 3 arduous slopes within the remaining 40 kilometres sooner than the summit of Tremendous-Dévoluy. Degree 18 from Tourstad Hole to Barcelonnette is flat and may result in a dash, however there will likely be drained legs and the danger of an get away going all of the manner is imaginable.

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    Degree 17 profile


    There are then 3 very difficult and decisive levels within the south of France to complete the 2024 Excursion. Degree 19 at the Friday of the general weekend is from Embrun to the highest of Isola 2000, a climb of about 16 kilometres at a mean of seven%. Within the run-up to this ultimate climb, the riders must move the Cime de los angeles Bonette, with its summit at an altitude of over 2,800 metres. This climb was once remaining ridden in 2008 and is the easiest asphalt street within the Alps.

    Degree 19


    The penultimate Degree 20 is an excessively difficult mountain degree within the Great space. The riders move the Col de Braus (10km at 6.6%), Col de Turini (20.7km at 5.7%) and Col de los angeles Colmiane (7.5km at 7.1%) to the general climb of the Col de los angeles Couillole (15.7km at 7.1%). The penultimate degree of Paris-Great completed on the most sensible of the Couillole climb, Tadej Pogačar was once the winner that day.

    Degree 20


    If the highest males are nonetheless shut after the remaining mountain degree to the Col de los angeles Couillole, there will likely be a thrilling climax to the 2024 Excursion de France. For the primary time since 1989, the Excursion de France will finish with a time trial. The organisers have a tough direction from Monaco to Great for the general time trial.

    The time trial via Tissot

    The overall Degree 21 time trial is 35 kilometres lengthy and takes the riders over difficult terrain. After the primary flat kilometres there’s the climb of Los angeles Turbie (8.1km at 5.6%), adopted via the fast Col d’Èze (1.6km at 8.1%). After the quick descent there are some flat kilometres to the end line in Great and the 111th Excursion.

    Degree 21


    The Excursion will likely be hoping for the same end to 1989, when Greg Lemond knocked his giant rival, Laurent Fignon, out of the Excursion win via 8 seconds after the general time trial in Paris.

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