Tour de France 2024: 111th version kicks off in Italy | EUROtoday

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The Tour de France embarks from the Italian metropolis of Florence on Saturday with Tadej Pogacar gunning for a historic Giro-Tour double, whereas champion Jonas Vingegaard seeks a 3rd straight title with the battle set to go all the way down to the wire in three weeks time in Nice. The 176-strong peloton heads out of Florence in scorching warmth for a gap stage full of hills. Ahead is a gruelling 3,498 kilometre-route that crosses the Alps twice and ends exceptionally on the French Riviera fairly than the Champs-Elysees on July 21 because of the upcoming Paris Olympics.