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There’s no way to Jumbo-proof the Tour de France – 2024 route analysis

Sepp Kuss leads Jonas Vingegaard and Tadej Pogacar on the Puy de Dome at the 2023 Tour de France.

“There’s something for everyone,” race director Christian Prudhomme said after unveiling the route of the 2024 Tour de France, and it was hard to disagree. The fast men would undoubtedly prefer some more obvious sprint opportunities, but when the lights went up in the Palais des Congrès, each of the four overall favourites could point to elements in his favour.

Remco Evenepoel’s imminent Tour debut was always likely to inspire route designer Thierry Gouvenou to ladle a generous dollop of time trial kilometres onto the route after a few years of parsimony, and so it proved.

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