Republicain Lorrain reports that the 2024 Tour de France Femmes, scheduled from 12th to 18th August 2024, is set to feature Amnéville as one of its host cities. The final route is set to be disclosed on 25th October at the Palais des Congrès de Paris, alongside the route for the Tour de France Hommes. Previously veiled in secrecy, details of the 2024 women’s edition are slowly leaking out as the reveal becomes closer.
Amnéville has reportedly been angling for this opportunity for years, its bid backed by Amaury Sport Organisation (ASO), the event organiser. Eric Munier, the city’s mayor, gained substantial support from Patrick Weiten, the President of the Moselle Departmental Council and the recently appointed head of the SPL Destination Amnéville. Weiten’s invitation to attend at the Palais des Congrès on the day of the announcement seems to corroborate the news, though official confirmation has yet to be issued.
The starting point for the stage that will lead the Yellow Jersey through the Orne valley has not been disclosed. However, what is known is that the Grand Départ will kick off from Rotterdam, marking the first overseas start for the Tour de France Femmes. The choice of the Dutch city pays homage to renowned Dutch riders Annemiek van Vleuten and Demi Vollering, both of whom have etched their names on the trophy in previous editions.
Following Amnéville, the Tour is expected to continue its journey with a departure from Remiremont, heading towards Morteau and culminating in what appears to be a dramatic finish in the Alps. Fans of the sport, who have previously enjoyed men’s Tour de France stages in Longwy in 2017 and 2022, will no doubt be looking forward to this new chapter in women’s cycling. While exact details are still being finalised, it’s clear that the Lorraine region will again feature prominently in the 2024 Tour de France Femmes.
Potential 2024 Tour de France Femmes route
Stage 1 – 12th August
Stage 2 – 13th August
Stage 3 – 13th August
Stage 4 – 14th August
? – Amnéville
Stage 5 – 15th August
? – ?