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Brittany Ladies Tour Adapts Schedule Amid Olympic Challenges

Grace Brown Stage 6 Bretagne Ladies Tour 2023

In light of the unique circumstances surrounding the Olympic year, organisers of the Brittany Ladies Tour 2024 have encountered hurdles in finalising the race route. The passage of the Olympic Flame and the subsequent withdrawal of some host cities have posed significant challenges, necessitating adjustments to the event schedule.

Speaking on behalf of the organising team, it was emphasised that while faced with adversity, the decision was made to proceed with the event rather than cancel it entirely. Consequently, the 2024 edition of the Brittany Ladies Tour will take place from 22nd to 24th May, comprising three stages.

The stages include a 19-kilometre individual time trial in Grand-Champ for Stage 1, followed by a challenging 130-kilometre route from Plouigneau to Morlaix for Stage 2, and concluding with a 135-kilometre journey from Henon to Plouaret for Stage 3.

Gratitude was extended to the cities hosting the event this year, as well as those considered for future editions. Efforts are already underway to restore the original format of the race for the 2025/2026 seasons, underscoring the organisers’ commitment to long-term planning and development.

Reflecting on the previous season’s success, where Grace Brown emerged victorious, the reduction in stages for the 2024 edition marks a departure from the five-stage format of the previous year. The Bretagne Ladies Tour isn’t the only race in France affected by the Olympics being held in Paris this year. The men’s Tour de France sees its finale moved from Paris to Nice and the majority of the Tour de France Femmes will take place in the Netherlands and Belgium merely a day after the last event on the Olympic velodrome.