Following the reveal of the route of the 2024 Tour de France, we have some sense of how the race will look. A big question that remains though, is who will ride? Who will contest for the Maillot Jaune?
Jonas Vingegaard will surely be there barring any incident and after seeing the route and profile of the race, the reigning two-time Tour de France winner is confident of making a hattrick. “I’m really excited about it. It seems super hard, especially the third week, it seems super hard,” Vingegaard said in quotes collected by Cycling News. “I think it’s a good parcours for me. Obviously I’m looking forward to it.”
Profiles & Route Tour de France 2024 | Hilly start in Italy, big second week in Pyrenees, race finale with Monaco-Nice time-trial
Having taken victory at the last two editions and seen off the challenge of two-time winner in his own right, Tadej Pogacar, Vingegaard will understandably start as the pre-race favourite. The 2024 edition though could see the biggest challenge yet to the Jumbo-Visma leader as his former teammate Primoz Roglic and former Vuelta a Espana winner Remco Evenepoel are expected to join Pogacar and Vingegaard in the fight for Yellow.
“It seems the second to last road stage is super, super hard. with a lot of altitude too,” Vingegaard previews. “There may be less altitude metres than in total but I think the altitude metres that there are, are harder than this year. If we all four go there it’ll be a huge battle. I’m looking forward to it!"