Account
Powered by
fr Tour de France
World Tour 29 Jun '24 - 21 Jul '24
14/21 Agen › Pau 165km
15/21 Pau › Saint-Lary-Soulan Pla d'Adet 151km
16/21 Loudenvielle › Plateau de Beille 197km
it Giro d'Italia Women
Women's Team 07 Jul '24 - 14 Jul '24
5/8 Frontone › Foligno 108km
6/8 San Benedetto del Tronto › Chieti 159km
7/8 Lanciano › Blockhaus 120km
be Ethias-Tour de Wallonie
World Tour 22 Jul '24 - 26 Jul '24
1/5 Tournai › Fleurus 179km
2/5 Saint-Ghislain › Ouffet 188km
3/5 Arlon › La Roche-en-Ardenne 192km
fr Tour Alsace
Development Team 24 Jul '24 - 28 Jul '24
1/5 Sausheim › Sausheim 4km
2/5 Riedisheim › Ferrette 154km
3/5 Vesoul › La Planche des Belles Filles 132km
cz Czech Tour
World Tour 25 Jul '24 - 28 Jul '24
1/4 Prostějov › Ostrava 151km
2/4 Zlín › Pustevny 170km
3/4 Moravská Třebová › Dlouhé stráně 134km
es Vuelta a Burgos
World Tour 05 Aug '24 - 09 Aug '24
1/5 Vilviestre Del Pinar › Burgos 168km
2/5 Valle De Mena › Complejo Karstico Ojo Guareña 161km
3/5 Bodegas Nabal Gumiel De izán › Lagunas De Neila 138km
es Donostia San Sebastian Klasikoa
World Tour 10 Aug '24
1/1 San Sebastián › San Sebastián 236km
pl Tour de Pologne
World Tour 12 Aug '24 - 18 Aug '24
1/7 Wrocław › Karpacz
2/7 Mysłakowice › Karpacz
3/7 Wałbrzych › Duszniki-Zdrój
Team Jumbo-Visma Women aims for stage victory in Tour de France Femmes

Team Jumbo-Visma Women aims for stage victory in Tour de France Femmes

The Tour de France Femmes, which starts Sunday in Paris, is historic as it's the first edition of the Tour de France for women since 1989. Of course Team Jumbo-Visma is also present.

For years the women's peloton rode the one-day race La Course in Paris on the Tour de France's finish day, but this year the riders will start in an official version of the Tour de France. The Femmes edition starts in Paris on July 24 - the peloton cycles twelve laps between the Eiffel Tower and the Champs Elysées - and finishes eight days later in the Vosges on La Planche des Belles Filles. Indeed, the mountain on which Jonas Vingegaard came second two weeks ago.

Team Jumbo-Visma Women has the ambition to win at least one stage. During the Giro d'Italia at the beginning of this month, Marianne Vos showed good shape, so the confidence is high. According to race coach Lieselot Decroix, the most significant chances are on days three and four. The team extensively explored these stages in May, as were those of days five and six.

"Marianne has often proven to be very strong on short, tough climbs"

Race coach Lieselot Decroix

"We are assuming that the third stage, from Reims to Épernay, will not end in a bunch sprint, as it might on the first two days", Decroix says. "For that, the finish of stage three is too tough. We're counting on a small group sprint. The course of the final fits Marianne perfectly. She has often proven to be very strong on short, tough climbs."

On day four, the riders will cycle 126 hilly kilometres through the Champagne region, from Troyes to Bar-sur-Aube. They will encounter gravel strips along the way. The longest is 4.4 kilometres long. "This will be an exciting stage", Decroix continues. "I expect hectic racing and also bad luck is lurking; the chance of crashes and punctures is simply greater on gravel sections." Team Jumbo-Visma also has high hopes for this stage. "The gravel sections are relatively flat; the riders have to make the difference during the climbs."

"I could never have imagined that one day I, myself, would be riding in the Tour de France"

Marianne Vos

 / 
			© Vos in La Course by Le Tour de France in 2021
			© Vos after La Course by Le Tour de France in 2021
© Vos in La Course by Le Tour de France in 2021
© Vos after La Course by Le Tour de France in 2021

A race's first edition means that even the most experienced riders in the peloton experience a first. Vos is no exception. In her youth, she headed for the Tour year after year with her parents and brother. The family camped in the Alps and Pyrenees and Vos collected riders' autographs together with her brother. If her parents discovered which hotels the teams were staying in, they would go watch the mechanics at work.

"When I was a little girl standing on the sidelines cheering on the riders, I could never have imagined that one day I, myself, would be riding in the world's biggest cycling race", says Vos. "It's really going to happen now. I feel healthy race tension and look forward to it very much."

A lot of lobbying made the Tour de Femme possible. Vos also participated in it. She started a petition in 2013 to revive the Tour de France Femmes, which was last ridden in 1989 and didn't make enough money at the time. She did so along with other great riders like Emma Pooley and Kathryn Bertine. Within a short time, the petition was signed nearly 70,000 times. ASO invited Vos and her supporters to a meeting. It took a while, but now, nine years later, the time has come: The Tour de France Femmes is a fact. On y va!

Our selection for Tour de France Femmes:

Marianne Vos
Riejanne Markus
Karlijn Swinkels

Anna Henderson
Noemi Rüegg
Romy Kasper

Related updates