2024 Tour de France, Tour de France Femmes routes unveiled with historic firsts

October 25, 2023

The routes for the 2024 Tour de France and Tour de France Femmes were unveiled Wednesday with historic firsts for both cycling races.

Due to the Paris Olympics starting July 26, the men’s Tour starts one week earlier than usual (in Florence, Italy this year) and ends in Nice, as previously announced. It’s the first time the Tour ends with a time trial since 1989.

Typically, the Tour winner has been decided in the penultimate stage with the last day a largely ceremonial ride into Paris. This time, the yellow jersey competition could come down to the final Sunday. NBC Sports