Tour de France Femmes 2024
It involves three stages: on 12 August Rotterdam-Den Haag and on 13 August Dordrecht-Rotterdam and an individual time trial in Rotterdam.
The third edition of the Tour de France avec Zwift lasts from Monday 12 August to Sunday 18 August and has eight stages. The Grand Départ in the Netherlands is a day after the closing ceremony of the Summer Olympics in Paris. It is a collaboration between the cities of Rotterdam, The Hague and Dordrecht, which together want to make it an event accessible to all that will get people excited about cycling and encourage exercise.
First stage, Rotterdam-Den Haag (138 km)
The basis of the route was unveiled today during its presentation at the Palais des Congrès in Paris. The Grand Départ will take place on Monday 12 August in Rotterdam, right next to the Boijmans Van Beuningen Depot in Museumpark. The opening stage covers a distance of 138 kilometres and, after passages through Voorne-Putten and the Westland, ends with a grand lap in The Hague. The line is drawn in Kijkduin, at the foot of the dunes and beach.
Second stage, Dordrecht-Rotterdam (73 km)
Two stages are scheduled on Tuesday 13 August. First in the morning, the second stage covers a distance of 73 kilometres from Dordrecht to Rotterdam, via the Kinderdijk windmills, the Alblasserwaard and the southern outskirts of Rotterdam. The start is on the Energieplein in Dordrecht, the finish on the Boompjes in Rotterdam, at the foot of the Erasmus Bridge.
Third stage, individual time trial Rotterdam (6 km)
The Erasmus Bridge will also be the focal point of the third stage, a 6-kilometre individual time trial held in the afternoon. A lightning-fast course across the city, starting at the Erasmus Bridge, over Coolsingel and Hofplein, with the Erasmus Bridge and Willemsbrug on the way and the finish again on Boompjes.