2024 Tour de France

Tour de France 2024 Stage 8 Preview: Can Remco Evenepoel Maintain Momentum?

Tour de France 2024 Stage 8 Preview: Can Remco Evenepoel Maintain Momentum?

Remco Evenepoel picked up the first TDF stage win of his career in Stage 7 of the 2024 event. Does he now have the momentum to make a run for the lead?

Jul 5, 2024 by Matt Cannizzaro
Evenepoel, Pogacar Face Off In TT At TDF 2024

As predicted, Remco Evenepoel won the first time trial of the Tour de France 2024, also the first career stage win for the TDF first-timer, with the win allowing him to gain confidence and a handful of seconds on overall leader Tadej Pogacar.

The two finished first and second, respectively, on July 5 in the Stage 7 time trial, and they're first and second in the General Classification standings heading into the more traditional Stage 8 on Saturday.

Evenepoel, the time-trial world champion, had the opportunity to pick up more than just 12 seconds on Pogacar, but a possible mechanical issue during the 25.3-kilometer run momentarily diverted his attention

Heading into Saturday's 183.4-kilometer Stage 8, Pogacar leads Evenepoel by 33 seconds in the GC, while two-time defending champion Jonas Vingegaard is 1 minute, 15 seconds off the lead.

Here’s what to know about Stage 8 of the Tour de France:

How To Watch The Tour de France 2024 Stage 8 

In Canada, the Tour de France is streaming live on FloBikes and the FloSports app.

In the United States, the NBC family of networks and the streaming service Peacock are broadcasting the race. 

FloBikes and the FloSports app are home to race highlights, stage breakdowns and more breaking news. 

Stage 8 Tour de France 2024

Stage 8 of the Tour de France is a flat 183.4 kilometers from Semur-en-Auxois to Colombey-les-Deux-Églises, France. It does include a handful of short Category 3 and Category 4 climbs. 

The stage will be serene and scenic, but not without excitement, as there will be potential for attacks from the lower ranks to help shake things up.

This will be the TDF's second visit to Semur-en-Auxois (2007), while Colombey-les-Deux-Églises is playing host for the first time. 

In Stage 6 of the 2007 race, Belgium's Tom Boonen won the 199.5-kilometer journey to Bourg-en-Bresse ahead of Spain's Oscar Freire. 

The 2007 TDF was won by Spain's Alberto Contador for the first of his two Tour de France victories. He also won in 2009. He is one of seven riders in history to win all three Grand Tours (TDF, Giro d'Italia, Vuelta a España). 

183.4 Kilometers To Miles: How Long Is Stage 8 Of The Tour de France 2024?

Stage 8 of the Tour de France is 183.5 kilometers, or about 114 miles long. 

Tour de France 2024 Stage 8 Profile 

Here is what the elevation looks like for Stage 8: 

Who Won Stage 8 Of The Tour de France in 2023?

Mads Pedersen won Stage 8 of the 2023 Tour de France.

TDF Results: Here's Who Has Won Each Stage So Far

Tour de France 2024 Route Map

Here is the map for this year's Tour de France:

Here are a few more things to know about the Tour de France:

How To Watch Tour de France 2024 In The United States 

A live broadcast of the 2024 Tour de France will be available on Peacock for those watching from the United States. 

Peacock is the exclusive home of the event in the United States through 2029, with start-to-finish coverage of every stage, though select stages also will air on NBC.

How To Watch Tour de France 2024 In Canada 

FloBikes will provide a live broadcast for Canadian audiences.

Viewers in Canada will be able to watch all 21 stages of the Tour de France 2024 live on FloBikes and the FloSports app.

FloBikes also will provide updates, highlights and behind-the-scenes coverage throughout the entire event for all Flo subscribers. 

On What Channel Is The Tour de France 2024? 

The Tour de France will be on the NBC network and will stream daily in the United States on Peacock. The entire race will be broadcast on NBC's channels and USA Network. 

Tour de France Teams For 2024

There will be 22 teams and up to 176 competitors in this year’s Tour de France:


  • Decathlon AG2R La Mondiale Team
  • Alpecin - Deceuninck
  • Arkéa - B&B Hotels
  • Astana Qazaqstan Team
  • Bahrain - Victorious
  • BORA - hansgrohe
  • Cofidis
  • EF Education - EasyPost
  • Groupama - FDJ
  • INEOS Grenadiers
  • Intermarché - Wanty
  • Team Visma | Lease a Bike
  • Lidl - Trek
  • Movistar Team
  • Soudal Quick-Step
  • Team dsm-firmenich PostNL
  • Team Jayco AlUla
  • UAE Team Emirates
  • Israel - Premier Tech
  • Lotto Dstny
  • Uno-X Mobility
  • TotalEnergies

When Does The Tour de France 2024 Start?

The Tour de France is a 21-stage event.

The 2024 edition will begin in Florence, Italy, on June 29 and conclude in Nice, France, on July 21. 

Every day, the cyclists start together to complete the stage of a race. Every stage varies in distance and physical demand. 

What Is The Schedule For The Tour de France 2024?

Here is the complete schedule for the 2024 Tour de France.

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