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A quick preview look at the Tour de Normandie Féminin 2024

Cedrine Kerbaol 2023 Tour de Normandie Femmes

After a strong introduction to the calendar in 2023, The Tour de Normandie Féminin returns for the 2024 season. Still a 2.1 race, it has seen the number of Women’s WorldTour teams increase from 4 to 6 and the number of stages increases from 3 to 4. We’re going to get a time trial to kick things off in Bagnoles de l’Orne before 3 stages that cover the West, East and Central areas of Normandy.

Last year’s race saw Cedrine Kerbaol win the GC by just 1 second from local rider Gladys Verhulst-Wild. Kerbaol managed to just hold on after winning Stage 2 with a solo break by 8 seconds because Verhulst-Wild couldn’t quite earn bonus seconds in the final sprint. The FDJ-Suez rider finished 4th, missing out on a GC win by the smallest of margins, both in seconds and metres on the road itself.

Which teams are racing at Tour de Normandie Féminin 2024?

We’re going to get 6 Women’s WorldTour teams in this year’s Tour de Normandie Féminin: Ceratizit-WNT, FDJ-Suez, Lidl-Trek, dsm-firmenich PostNl, Team Visma Lease a Bike and Uno-X Mobility. There are a further 16 Continental teams racing here as well. That includes French teams like Arkea-B&B Hotels, Cofidis, St Michel-Mavic-Auber93 and Winspace. Parkhotel Valkenburg returns with their new name of VolkerWessels for a second year, along with fellow returnees MAT Atom Deweloper Wroclaw, Lotto Dstny Ladies, DNA Pro Cycling and AG Insurance-NXTG U23.

The latter is one of a few WWT development teams racing, which includes the UAE Development Team and Liv-AlUla-Jayco too. Cynisca joins DNA as another American team here, with DAS-Handsling and Doltcini O’Shea representing Great Britain. That leaves Laboral Kutxa who is here chasing UCI points to reach the Women’s WorldTour level at the end of the 2025 season and finally, the new LKT Team who have a youthful German team.

What does the Tour de Normandie Féminin 2024 route look like?

Stage 1 – Thursday 14th March 2024 (TT)

Stage 2 – Friday 15th March 2024

Stage 3 – Saturday 16th March 2024

Stage 4 – Sunday 17th March 2024

Where can I watch the Tour de Normandie Féminin 2024?

Live coverage will be on the Tour de Normandie Féminin website or the race’s Youtube Channel each day – other links to check out will be on the France 3 Normandie page

Most days start at 12:30pm GMT – there’s a chance the TT isn’t shown live as there is no Youtube for it. Check the France3 link to be sure.

Who are the main riders to watch?

  • Cedrine Kerbaol
  • Martina Fidanza
  • Gladys Verhulst-Wild
  • Léa Curinier
  • Marie Le Net
  • Alessia Viglia
  • Clara Copponi
  • Elynor Backstedt
  • Ellen van Dijk
  • Elise Uijen
  • Nienke Vinke
  • Riejanne Markus
  • Lieke Nooijen
  • Rosita Reijnhout
  • Eva Van Agt
  • Anniina Ahtosalo
  • Maria Giulia Confalonieri
  • Joss Lowden
  • Georgie Howe
  • Matilde Vitillo
  • Victoire Berteau
  • Valentine Fortin
  • Roxane Fournier
  • Elisabeth Ebras
  • Federica Piergiovanni
  • Eline Jansen
  • Katarzyna Wilkos
  • Maja Tracka
  • Karolina Perekitko
  • Luyao Zeng
  • Catalina Soto Campos
  • Laura Tomasi
  • Thalita de Jong
  • Julia Kopecky
  • Laura Lizette Sander
  • Danielle De Francesco
  • Emilia Fahlin
  • Maeva Squiban
  • Maeghan Easler
  • Lauren Stephens