Prepare for an exhilarating eight-stage race that encompasses a captivating blend of flat stages, challenging hills, an exciting time trial, and a magnificent mountain-top finish on the iconic Tourmalet in the Pyrenees.
Last year’s champion, Annemiek van Vleuten, is set to ignite the start line, determined to defend her title in what marks her final season in the peloton before retirement.
Stay tuned to this page as we provide timely updates throughout the Tour, including the winner of each stage along with a concise report.
Van Vleuten’s arrival at the Tour follows her recent dominant triumph in the Giro d’Italia Donne, mirroring her successful approach from last year.
However, the Dutch cyclist will face formidable competition from her compatriot Demi Vollering of SD Worx, who secured the runner-up position in the previous edition.
Additionally, Elisa Longo Borghini from Lidl-Trek and French hopeful Juliette Labous, representing Team DSM, are expected to present a strong challenge.
Ashleigh Moolman Pasio, a key contender from AG Insurance-Soudal Quick-Step, has centered her entire season around the Tour de France Women’s race.
After being forced to abandon last year’s edition due to illness, she has her sights set on the coveted yellow jersey.
The South African climber recently shared her insights with SurgeZirc UK, discussing the route and highlighting the pivotal sections where the title could be claimed or lost.