Tour de France Femmes avec Zwift 2024: Everything you need to know

Everything you need to know about Tour de France Femmes avec Zwift 2024. Taking place between 12 August and 18 August

Who will take the top step of the podium in Tour de France Femmes avec Zwift 2024? Lorena Wiebes wins Stage 3 in 2023
Lorena Wiebes wins Stage 3 of the Tour de France Femmes avec Zwift 2023
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Tour de France Femmes avec Zwift 2024: Key details

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Date12 August 2024 - 18 August 2024
Total distance946.3km (588 miles)
Number of stages8
Start locationRotterdam, the Netherlands
Finish locationAlpe d'Huez
UCI rankingWorldTour
Edition3rd
Total climbing / elevation gain10,700 metres
Leader's jersey colourYellow
Last winnerDemi Vollering (Ned)
TV coverage (UK)Eurosport, Discovery+
TV coverage (US)TBC

Tour de France Femmes avec Zwift 2024 is only the 3rd edition, but it's already one of the flagship stage races of the women’s WorldTour calendar. 

The eight-day event, organised by men’s Tour de France organisers ASO and overseen by race director Marion Rousse, will begin this year in the Netherlands; Rotterdam being the location of the Grand Départ. This is the first year the race is starting outside France. Moved to August 12-18 to prevent a clash with the 2024 Paris Olympics, this year the women's race will also be completely separate from the men's. 

Read more: The untold story of the Tour de France Femmes

Tour de France Femmes avec Zwift 2023 - Stage 6

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Tour de France Femmes avec Zwift 2024: The route

Tour de France Femmes 2024 route map

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This year's Tour de France Femmes avec Zwift features the first Grand Départ outside of France: in Rotterdam, and a change to an August date due to the 2024 Paris Olympics. 

Starting with three stages over two days in the Netherlands means flat, open roads and a split-stage day, with a morning race and an afternoon individual time trial. It's been over 30 years since this has been seen in the Tour de France. 

Sprinters will favour the days in the Netherlands, before the route heads into Belgium for some Classics-style parcours and some familiar climbs. Next up is the Alps, with back-to-back mountain stages and a gruelling finish on Alpe d’Huez on the final day – also the queen stage for 2024. 

Tour de France Femmes avec Zwift 2024: Stage-by-stage

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StageDateStartFinishDistanceTerrain
One 12 AugustRotterdam (The Netherlands)La Haye (The Netherlands)124kmFlat
Two13 AugustDordrecht (The Netherlands)Rotterdam (The Netherlands)67kmFlat
Three13 AugustRotterdam (The Netherlands)Rotterdam (The Netherlands)6.3kmITT
Four14 AugustValkenburg (The Netherlands)Liège (Belgium)122kmHilly
Five15 AugustBastogne (Belgium)Amnéville (France)150kmFlat
Six16 AugustRemiremontMorteau160kmHilly
Seven17 AugustChampagnoleLe Grand-Bornand167kmMountains
Eight18 AugustLe Grand-BornandAlpe d'Huez150kmMountains

Tour de France Femmes avec Zwift 2024: The jerseys

The jerseys of Tour de France Femmes avec Zwift 2024 replicate those of the Tour de France and classifications are yellow for the overall leader, green for the leader in the points standings, polka-dot for the mountain classification, and white for the best young rider.

Along with the jersey prizes, there is an award for the most combative rider of each stage, with the winner wearing a red number on the following day. This is awarded each day, with a 'Super Combativity' award decided by a jury at the end of the race for the most active rider throughout the entire event.

There is also a team classification where the time of the first three riders from each team is put together to create a single time. This is then done in a similar way as the individual general classification.

In addition, there are plenty of bonus seconds up for grabs at the race. There are ten, six and four bonus seconds available at the end of each stage for the first three riders, as well as bonus sprints that are dotted throughout the race on key climbs to try and make the racing more entertaining for spectators

Tour de France Femmes avec Zwift 2024: The teams

22 teams will take part in the 2024 Tour de France Femmes avec Zwift. These include the 15 women’s WorldTour teams, the two best-ranked Continental teams (Ceratizit-WNT Pro Cycling and Lifeplus Wahoo), and five other Continental teams: AG Insurance - Soudal Quick-Step, Arkéa Pro Cycling, Cofidis, St Michel - Mavic - Auber93, Team Coop-Hitec Products. 

Women's WorldTour teams

AG Insurance-Soudal

Canyon-SRAM 

Ceratizit-WNT Pro Cycling 

FDJ-Suez

Fenix-Deceuninck

Human Powered Health

Lidl-Trek

Liv-AlUla-Jayco

Movistar

Roland

Team dsm-firmenich PostNL

Team SD Worx

Team Visma-Lease A Bike

UAE Team ADQ

Uno-X Mobility

Continental teams

TBC

Will Demi Vollering take the win again at Tour de France Femmes avec Zwift 2024

Demi Vollering takes the overall win at Tour de France Femmes avec Zwift 2023

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Tour de France Femmes avec Zwift: Past winners

2023: Demi Vollering (Ned) SD Worx

2022: Annemiek van Vleuten (Ned) Movistar Team

Tour de France Femmes avec Zwift 2024: On TV

The race will be shown live in the UK and Europe on Eurosport and Discovery+. It is expected that viewers in the US will be able to tune in to the action on CNBC and Peacock Premium, like last year. 

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