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2024 Tour de France teams presented in Florence

2024 Tour de France teams presented in Florence

On Thursday the riders of the 2024 Tour de France and their teams were presented in Florence, Italy, ahead of Saturday’s Grand Départ.

Israel-Premier Tech brings the Canadians, with Guillaume Boivin and 2022 stage winner Hugo Houle returning, and Derek Gee making his debut.

Two-time champion Jonas Vingegaard has gone through a lot in the past two months since his crash in the Itzulia Basque Country to compete at the Tour, but he didn’t have the best preparation.

Vingegaard in the Visma-LAB change kit. Photo: Sirotti

It’s hard to believe that with all he has accomplished, and four Grand Tour titles on his palmares, Primož Roglič still hasn’t won a Tour de France. He switched from Visma-Lease a Bike to Bora-Hansgrohe this season, and now plies his trade for Red Bull-Bora Hansgrohe.

Roglic in the new Red Bull-Bora Hansgrohe duds. Photo: Sirotti

Ineos Grenadiers brings the second-most powerful team to the Tour. It has taken Movistar’s Trident idea and added a prong to make a pitchfork: Carlos Rodriguez, Egan Bernal, Geraint Thomas and Tom Pidcock are going to see what they can do against UAE-Emirates’ “Murderers’ Row”.

After two years Egan Bernal is ready to vie for the GC top-five again. Photo: Sirotti

Alpecin-Deceuninck changed their blue denim kit to grey denim for the Tour, but world champion Mathieu van der Poel gets to do his own thing. He has won a stage of the Tour de France.

The man in the most singular jersey of the Tour peloton. Photo: Sirotti
Don’t get too excited: this beauty was only for the presentation. Photo: Sirott

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