Tour de France Stage 4 Breakdown

We’re shining the spotlight on Stage 4 of this year’s Tour de France as it packs a punch with 3600 metres of climbing over 139.6 km, from Pinerolo to Valloir. Using VeloViewer software we are able to breakdown the course and the challenge the riders will face.

From the start line in Pinerolo they will head up to Sestriere at 2035m with a 39km climb to reach the top of this ascent. As a category 2 climb it will be an intense start to the day.

The second big push is up to Col de Montgènevre it is a shorter category 2 climb to 1860m.  Notably, just before the summit the Tour crosses from Italy into France.

Riders then drop down into the town of Briançon and then start the famous Galibier climb. This is an Haut Category climb, topping out at 2642m.  This is one of the highest points in the 2024 TdF, and the rider that first crosses this point will receive an additional cash prize known as the Souvenir Henri Desgrange (named in honour of the creator of the Tour de France). 

The final climb of the day will be Galibier at 23 km and once conquered they will descend to the finish in Valloire.  At 19 kms this descent will bring its own challenges, and is known as the section which Tom Pidcock wowed spectators en route to victory on Alpe D’Huez in 2022. 

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