Tadej Pogačar: The end of the 2024 Tour de France route 'makes me smile'

Two-time champion will be looking to bounce back on tough 2024 course after finishing second two years running

Tadej Pogačar smiles
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If Tadej Pogačar needed any more motivation to come in all guns blazing at the 2024 Tour de France, the final two stages start and finish in his backyard, on his training roads, near his home in Monaco.

The UAE Team Emirates rider was not there at the Tour de France route presentation in Paris on Wednesday, but was pleased with what he saw. There are five summit finishes across the three weeks, and two individual time trials stages seven and 21. On stage 19 and 20, there are summit finishes to Isola 2000 and the Col de la Couillole, respectively, before a hilly final day time trial in Nice.

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Adam Becket
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Adam is Cycling Weekly’s news editor – his greatest love is road racing but as long as he is cycling on tarmac, he's happy. Before joining Cycling Weekly he spent two years writing for Procycling, where he interviewed riders and wrote about racing. He's usually out and about on the roads of Bristol and its surrounds. Before cycling took over his professional life, he covered ecclesiastical matters at the world’s largest Anglican newspaper and politics at Business Insider. Don't ask how that is related to cycling.