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The Grand Départ of the Tour de France 2024 in Italy: the detailed maps on Open Street Maps

Added: thursday 29 December 2022 at 16:11:00
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    The Grand Départ of the Tour de France 2024 in Italy: the detailed maps on Open Street MapsA few days ago, the Grand Départ of the Tour de France 2024 in Italy was officially announced. On velowire.com, you were able to discover the 3 stages that make up this Grand Départ in the updated article presenting the rumors about it since a few months already.

    Now we would like you to discover these 3 stages in detail on Open Street Maps (the equivalent of Google Maps, but as open source) on which are shown the race routes the riders will follow in Italy at end of June and early July 2024.

    The programme of the Tour de France 2024 Grand Départ

    The Grand Départ of the Tour de France 2024 follows a classic schedule:
    • Wednesday, June 26, 2024: opening of the welcome desk and press center at the Florence Opera House
    • Thursday, June 27, 2024: presentation of the Tour de France 2024 teams in Florence (Firenze)
    • Saturday, June 29, 2024: 1st stage - Florence (Firenze) > Rimini
    • Sunday, June 30, 2024: 2nd stage - Cesenatico > Bologna (Bologna)
    • Monday, July 1, 2024: 3rd stage - Piacenza (Piacenza) > Turin (Torino)

    The 3 stages of the Grand Depart of the Tour de France 2024 in detail on Open Street Maps

    Let's now look at these three steps in more detail.

    It should be noted that on some points these routes may still be approximate. Indeed, on the one hand they are likely to evolve further between now and the Grand Départ, but on the other hand they have been drawn with the best possible efforts on the basis of non-detailed maps and videos of the routes published by the organizer of the Tour de France, without having the time- and route schedule to verify them. Furthermore, note that for the first stage the organizer indicates, for example, that it passes in front of the Bartali Museum (Museo del Ciclismo Gino Bartali) in Ponte a Ema, while the route shown on the provided map and the route video clearly passes further north and without going to Ponte a Ema.
    • 1/ Saturday, June 29, 2024 - Florence (Firenze) > Rimini - 205 km

      The first stage, starting from Florence (Firenze), will immediately be a mountain stage, with no less than 3,800 meters of positive elevation gain, spread over 7 passes and climbs.

      After about 30 kilometres on the flat, the riders will climb a first group of 3 difficulties, with the Col di Valico Tre Faggi (12.5 km at 5.1%). Continuing northeast, they then continue on the Côte des Forche (2.5km at 6.2%) as they begin the road south where they will still have to climb the Côte de Spinello (7.1km at 6%) before arriving in San Piero in Bagno.

      As far as Mercato Saraceno they then continue north-east again and it will be mainly downhill for this section of the route. It is then that they begin the sequence of the 4 other short but steep climbs: the Côte de Barbotto (5.8 km at 7.6%), the Côte de San Leo (4.6 km at 7.7%) and the Côte de Montemaggio (4.2 km at 6.6%) to start with, before changing countries. Indeed, it is then downhill that the riders arrive in San Marino and crossing the country from south to north, they climb the eponymous difficulty, a 7.1 km climb at 4.8%, the Côte de San Marino.

      After this last difficulty they will then have another 20 km or so downhill, until the finish in Rimini.

      Below you will find the profile and Open Street Maps of this stage. Click on the images to open them.
      The profile of the first stage of the Tour de France 2024 The route map of the first stage of the Tour de France 2024 on Open Street Maps

      1/ Firenze > Rimini

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    • 2/ Sunday, June 30, 2024 - Cesenatico > Bologna (Bologna) - 200 km

      The second stage of this 111th edition of the Tour de France will be a little milder than the previous one, but not without its difficulties either.

      Indeed, after the start from Cesenatico, the course will be completely flat until Faenza and after these sixty kilometers the real climb does net yet begin immediately because it is only at kilometer 74 that the riders reach the foot of the Côte de Monticino (2 km at 7,5%) which, after the descent to Riolo Terme, will be immediately followed by the Côte de Gallisterna (1.2 km at 12.8%).

      After the descent to Imola where the riders will pass the Autodromo Internazionale Enzo e Dino Ferrari circuit it will then be downhill, followed by a long straight stretch on the flat until just before San Lazzaro di Savena where the race turns left to get to the Côte de Botteghino di Zocca (1.9 km at 6.8%). Returning to San Lazzaro di Savena a new difficulty then awaits the riders, the Côte de Montecalvo (2.7 km at 7.7%).

      After the first crossing of the finish line there are then 2 more laps of an 18.5 km circuit that await the riders. In this circuit they will have to climb (twice, therefore) the Côte de San Luca (1.9 km at 10.6%), known from the Giro dell'Emilia, which has its finish there.

      Below you will find the profile and the Open Street Maps of this stage. Click on the images to open them.
      The profile of the second stage of the Tour de France 2024 The route map of the second stage of the Tour de France 2024 on Open Street Maps

      2/ Cesenatico > Bologna

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    • 3/ Monday, July 1, 2024 - Piacenza > Torino - 225 km

      Stage 3, which will officially be the last stage of this Grand Depart of the Tour de France 2024 in Italy, will be the first real stage for sprinters.

      Indeed, its course is overall flat after the start from Piacenza and heading west it won't be for the 3 small climbs (including the Côte de Tortone, in tribute to Fausto Coppi who died in Tortone) that will prevent the sprinters' teams from organizing themselves for a bunch sprint finish in Turin (Torino).

      Below is the profile and Open Street Maps of this stage. Click on the images to open them.
      The profile of the third stage of the Tour de France 2024 The route map of the third stage of the Tour de France 2024 on Open Street Maps

      3/ Piacenza > Torino

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    What's next?

    The start of stage 4 in Pinerolo

    Officially nothing was announced regarding the start of stage 4 and contrary to rumours, the press release from the Tour de France organiser specifically stated that it would not take place in Italy by laconically stating that the peloton will finish off its Italian job in Turin on 1 July.

    However, this finally does not seem to be the case since the initial rumors seem to get confirmed according to France 3 Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes which indicates that this departure will indeed take place in Pinerolo.

    France 3 reports that it was indeed Christian Prudhomme who confirmed that the starting town for this stage would be in Piedmont and it was then the Italian press that came to confirm that it was indeed Pinerolo as had already been announced previously. This Italian city has already seen the Tour de France for an arrival and a departure in 2011 but it wass also the finish city of the mythical stage Cuneo > Pinerolo in the Giro d'Italia in 1949, won by Fausto Coppi after a solitary raid of no less than 192 kilometers.

    For the finish city of this 4th stage, no information has filtered for the moment.

    16 other stages: after Italy France, before ...

    As with the finish of the 4th stage, the start and finish cities of the next 16 stages also remain unknown for now, but as usual, we will try to find them in September/October 2023 based on rumors!

    The last stage: a time trial Monaco > Nice

    The last stage, on the other hand, has already been announced. Unlike usual, it will not arrive in Paris on the Champs-Elysées, but in Nice, probably on the Promenade des Anglais.

    Indeed, beyond being brought forward by a week - as usual every 4 years when the Summer Olympics take place - the organization of these Olympics in Paris in 2024 prevents this year the organization of the last stage in the capital, which will then already be in full preparation of this other great sporting event whose opening ceremony will be on July 26, 2024 but whose first competitions actually begin from the 24th.

    It will be in the form of an individual time trial that this last stage will take place, with a start from Monaco, which had seen the Grand Départ of the Tour de France 2009! The route of this stage has not been revealed at this time.

    by Thomas Vergouwen
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  1. Apres ce lancement en Italie, je vois bien une étape en direction de Gap pour amorcer une liaison vers les Pyrennes via l'Ardeche et Montpellier. La Bretagne pourrait être rejoint au cours de la première journée de repos avec une descente en diagonale vers les Alpes du Nord pour une dernière semaine Hautes Alpes - Ventoux - Pays niçois

    | Dede | friday 30 December 2022 at 14:39:16

  2. Le Tour de France de retour en Ardèche en 2024 ou 2025 ? (article payant ...)

    | marco1988 | friday 30 December 2022 at 14:53:24

  3. Y a-t-il des rumeurs sur Pra Loup ?

    | Jérôme | thursday 05 January 2023 at 12:54:23

  4. J'ai entendu que Les Orres voulait une arrivée d'étape en 2024.

    | mmg7f | thursday 05 January 2023 at 22:54:25

  5. Sarrebourg officiellement candidate pour la Grande Boucle en 2024 ou 2025 (payant ...)

    | marco1988 | friday 06 January 2023 at 8:12:30

  6. Difficile de se prononcer sur une trame vu le depart et l'arrivee inedits. Une rapide traversee des Alpes pour rejoindre les Pyrennes le deuxieme weekend avant un transfert dans le Nord Ouest est une vraie possibilite. Ou sans faire de gros transfert, remonter jusqu'au Val de Loire en coupant par le Morvan et redescendre par la facade Atlantique avant de repiquer sur les Pyrennees et les Alpes du Sud (Ventoux en aperitif du bouquet final?) est une autre possibilite. Assez alambiquee j'en conviens mais quand on voit le parcours 2023, plus rien ne m'etonnerait.

    | Yoshi45 | saturday 07 January 2023 at 1:50:54

  7. Voici mon pronostic de parcours

    1. Florence - Rimini
    2. Cesenatico - Bologne
    3. Plaisance - Turin
    4. Pinerolo - Les 2 alpes(Par Sestrieres Montgenevre et Lautaret)
    5. CLM par équipes autour de Grenoble
    6. Banlieue de Grenoble - Villards les dombes Parc des Oiseaux
    7. Maçon - Dijon (étape accidentée à travers les vignes)
    8. Dijon - Bar sur Aube (par les chemins blancs)
    9. Langres - Super Planche des Belles Filles
    10. Provins- Chartres
    11. Chartres - Bonneval (CLM)
    12. Vendôme - Poitiers
    13. Angoulème - Marmande
    14. Castelsarrasin - Luchon (par port de Bales)
    15. Pau - St Lary Soulan Col de Portet (par Tourmalet et Hourquette d'Ancizan )
    16. Saint Gaudens - Plateau de Beille (Portet d'Aspet, Core, Latrape, Agnes, Port de Lers)
    17. Mirepoix - Montpellier
    18. Arles - Sisteron
    19. Embrun - Isola 2000 (Vars, Bonette Restefond - Isola 2000)
    20. Nice - Col de la Couyolle (Turini, Colmiane)
    21. Monaco - Nice (CLM)

    | benji721 | tuesday 17 January 2023 at 16:43:24

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