Tour de France 2024 Stage 6 Preview: Can Mark Cavendish Win No. 36?

A day before the first of two time trials at the 2024 Tour de France, the third sprint stage of the 2024 TDF is on tap during Stage 6 on July 4.

The first two sprint stages have been historic. What could possibly happen in the third?

The first sprint stage was won by Biniam Girmay, who became the first Black rider to win a TDF stage. Meanwhile, during the first of back-to-back sprint stages, Mark Cavendish made history of his own in Stage 5. He won his 35th Tour de France stage at the age of 39.

Cavendish has won more Tour de France stages than any rider in the race’s history. He passed the legendary Eddy Merckx for the most all-time. The two had been tied at 34 since 2021.

Tadej Pogacar leads the General Classification and won the yellow jersey after Stage 4. Pogacar, the favorite to win the race, finished 36th in Stage 5 and avoided a crash.

Here’s what to know about Stage 6 of the Tour de France:

How To Watch The Tour de France 2024 Stage 6

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.

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Stage 6 Tour de France 2024

Stage 6 of the Tour de France is a flat 163.5 kilometers from Macon to Dijon, France.

Macon has a rich TDF history and twice has hosted decisive time trials, including in 1991 when Miguel Indurain used the TT to seal his fifth Tour title. Indrain is the only person to officially win five straight editions of the Tour de France.

163.5 Kilometers To Miles: How Long Is Stage 6 Of The Tour de France 2024?

Stage 6 of the Tour de France is 163.5 kilometers, or about 102 miles long.

Tour de France 2024 Stage 6 Profile

Here is what the elevation looks like for Stage 6:

Tour de France Stage 6 Mountain Passes And Hills

  • Col du Bois: Category 4. 1.6km climb at 6%

Who Won Stage 6 Of The Tour de France in 2023?

Tadej Pogacar won Stage 6 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.

What Channel Is The Tour de France On?

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:

Teams

  • Decathlon AG2R The World Team
  • Alpecin – Deceuninck
  • Arkéa – B&B Hotels
  • Astana Qazaqstan Team
  • Bahrain – Victorious
  • BORA – hansgrohe
  • Cofidis
  • EF Education – EasyPost
  • Groupama – FDJ
  • INEOS Grenadiers
  • Intermarche – 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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