Tour de France Femmes avec Zwift 202412 August 2024 - 13 August 2024 Rotterdam
In synch with the exponential growth of women's cycling, the Tour de France Femmes avec Zwift, the biggest women's bicycle race on Earth, will reach a new milestone in 2024 with the organisation of the first Grand Départ on foreign soil. Rotterdam is hosting the women’s Grand Départ for two days and three stages.
First stage, Rotterdam-The Hague (138 km)
The Grand Départ will take place on Monday, 12 August, in Rotterdam, next to the Depot Boijmans Van Beuningen in the Museumpark. The opening stage will cover a distance of 138 kilometres and, after passing through Voorne-Putten and the Westland region, will end with a grand lap in The Hague. The line will be drawn in Kijkduin, at the foot of the dunes and beach.
Stage two, Dordrecht-Rotterdam (73 km)
There are two stages on Tuesday, 13 August. In the morning, the second stage will cover 73 kilometres from Dordrecht to Rotterdam via the windmills of Kinderdijk, the Alblasserwaard and the southern outskirts of Rotterdam. The race will start on the Energieplein in Dordrecht and finish on the Boompjes in Rotterdam, at the foot of the Erasmus Bridge.
Stage three, Rotterdam individual time trial (6 km)
The Erasmus Bridge will also be the focus of the third stage, a 6 km individual time trial in the afternoon. It is a fast course right through the city, starting at the Erasmus Bridge, via Coolsingel and Hofplein, with the Erasmus Bridge and Willemsbrug on the way, and the finish line once again on Boompjes.
City programme on 11 August
The Dutch Tour party comes to life the weekend before the Grand Départ with an extensive programme in Rotterdam on Sunday, 11 August. There will be Tour rides, allowing visitors to cycle along the Tour route themselves and in the run-up to the event, The Hague, Dordrecht and the finish municipalities will also unveil a supporting programme dedicated to cycling.