2024 Tour de France

Tour de France 2024 Stage 11 Preview: It's Time To Climb

Tour de France 2024 Stage 11 Preview: It's Time To Climb

The TDF 2024 is headed into the mountains in Stage 11, where the climbs will be short, but challenging. It's 211 kilometers with some serious gradients.

Jul 9, 2024 by Matt Cannizzaro
Tour de France 2024 Stage 11 Preview

After a well-deserved rest day, the 2024 edition of the Tour de France returned for its 10th stage, a relatively uneventful journey that saw Jasper Philipsen pick up his first TDF stage win of the year in an exciting sprint finish.

Now, Stage 11 presents one of the longest treks of this year's race at 211 kilometers, and it will bring the riders into the mountains as they make their way from Evaux-Les-Bains to Le Lioran.

In this stage, the sprinters will make way for the climbing specialists and the General Classification riders. Is this where we see a battle for the yellow jersey?

Two-time TDF winner Tadej Pogacar remains atop the GC standings, 33 seconds ahead of first-timer Remco Evenepoel and 1 minute, 15 seconds in front of two-time defending champion Jonas Vingegaard.

FloBikes coverage of Stage 11 will begin Wednesday at 5:10 a.m. Eastern and is expected to conclude around 11:45 a.m. EDT.

Here’s what to know about Stage 11 of the Tour de France:

How To Watch The Tour de France 2024 Stage 11 

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 11 Tour de France 2024

Stage 11 of the Tour de France 2024 will take the riders up into the mountains, reaching more than 4,300 meters of elevation gain on the way from Evaux-Les-Bains to Le Lioran. 

This year's 211-kilometer journey will include six climbs, ranging in difficulty from Category 4 to Category 1. They're shorter climbs this time, but they'll test the riders. 

The start to Stage 11 on Wednesday will mark the first time Evaux-Les-Bains has welcomed the Tour de France, while Le Lioran, known for Alpine and cross-country skiing, was where Stage 5 concluded in 2016.

Classified as a "medium mountain stage" that year, Belgium's Greg Van Avermaet was the victor, which also helped him take the yellow jersey. He maintained the lead through Stage 8, but the top spot was overtaken by Chris Froome, who won the stage and cruised to the third of his four TDF GC titles (2013, 2015, 2016, 2017).

Van Avermaet went on to finish 44th in the GC rankings. 

The climbs in 2024 are expected to be tougher than 2016, even reaching gradients around 9% at times.

There will be two opportunities for riders to earn bonus seconds on Stage 11 this year. 

The first will offer the first three riders over the Col du Perthus (Category 2 with 14.6 kilometers remaining) will earn bonuses of 8, 5 and 2 seconds.

The first three riders across the finish line will earn bonuses of 10, 6 and 4 seconds, respectively. 

211 Kilometers To Miles: How Long Is Stage 11 Of The Tour de France 2024?

Stage 11 of the Tour de France is 211 kilometers, or just over 131 miles long. 

Tour de France 2024 Stage 11 Profile 

Here is what the elevation looks like for Stage 11: 

Who Won Stage 11 Of The Tour de France in 2023?

Belgian sprint star Jasper Philipsen won Stage 11 of the 2023 Tour de France, one of four stages he won during the event (3, 4, 7 and 11). He also won two stages in 2022.

Philipsen went on to claim the green points jersey for the first time in his career during the 2023 race. He took the jersey from Victor Lafay in Stage 4 and never relinquished it, winning with 377 points. Denmark's Mads Pedersen was second with 258.

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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