Florence Free Tour

The 2024 Tour de France will begin in Florence on June 29, marking the first time in the race’s history that it starts in Italy. Here’s a breakdown of the key events and stages related to the Grand Départ:

Schedule of Events in Florence

  • June 26: The Teatro del Maggio opens as the operational headquarters and media center​ (The Florentine)​​ (cyclingweekly.com)​.
  • June 27: Presentation of the teams at Piazzale Michelangelo​ (VisitTuscany)​.
  • June 29: The official start of the race:

First Stage Route

  • Start: Cascine Park and Piazza della Signoria (Florence)
  • Route Highlights: Florence’s historic streets, including iconic landmarks like Ponte Vecchio and Piazza del Duomo.
  • End: Rimini, with notable passes through towns like Bagno a Ripoli and Pelago​ (The Florentine)​​.

Subsequent Stages in Italy

  1. June 30: Cesenatico to Bologna (200 km)
  2. July 1: Piacenza to Turin (229 km)​ (The Florentine)​​ (Official website of Tour de France 2024)​.

For further details on the 2024 Tour de France, including the full route and participants, you can visit the official Tour de France site or check out more information on (Official website of Tour de France 2024)​​ (YouTube)​.