Rimini, stage finish for Tour de France 2024

Rimini among the four cities in Emilia Romagna involved in the Grand Départ of the Tour de France 2024

29 June 2024
Sports and Games

In 2024, Tour de France, the most important cycling competition in the world and one of the top three international sporting events, will start from Italy and Rimini will be the first of the finishing stages on the peninsula. In fact, Emilia-Romagna will be the protagonist of the 2024 edition of the Tour, with the three stages Florence-Rimini, Cesenatico-Bologna, and Piacenza-Turin. In all, over 600 kilometres will be running in Italy, from Piazzale Michelangelo, the heart of Florence, to Turin, the first capital of Italy, crossing Emilia-Romagna and the Via Emilia, the ancient consular road that runs through the region from Rimini to Piacenza. A tribute to Italy in the footsteps of the myth of Bartali, Pantani and Coppi, on the centenary of the first Italian winner of the Tour in 1924 with Ottavio Bottecchia, the first Italian to wear the yellow jersey.
On 29 June, the yellow caravan will set off from Florence, to cover 205 km, passing through the Apennines, Valmarecchia upto San Marino and reach the finish line by the sea in Rimini. The race will continue with the other two Italian stages, Cesenatico-Bologna on 30 June and Piacenza-Turin the following day.  
An extraordinary sporting event that is expected to have over 730,000 spectators only in Emilia-Romagna and television coverage, much of it live, in 200 countries, representing the third most-watched sporting event in the world.
Many are the initiatives carried out in the single territories, collateral to the Tour: from the attractiveness of the territories themselves to the promotion of cycling and mobility on two wheels up to the involvement of young people and schools.
The date for the arrival of the first Grande Boucle stage is scheduled for 29 June, on the Lungomare Giuseppe Di Vittorio, in the section between Piazzale Gondar and Piazzale Benedetto Croce. The arrival of the yellow advertising caravan is scheduled around 4 pm, followed by the arrival of the race lead around 5.30 pm.


Rimini, arrival on the Di Vittorio promenade (Lagomaggio area)

Additional information

ROUTE: Coming from the San Marino highway, after a short stretch on the Statale Adriatica in the direction of Riccione, the route will enter the city, passing along the Viale Settembrini-via Chiabrera-viale Firenze axis, to then reach the sea area. The arrival area will be set up at the height of via Lagomaggio, with the installation of the finish line, grandstands, maxi-screens, and other structures serving the arrival.

A technical area with related services will be set up in the Via Chiabrera car park, which will accommodate over 60 technical vehicles, while other areas will accommodate the Tour organisation and the 23 participating sports clubs.
The buses of the participating sports clubs, with their support vehicles and flagships, will stop directly at the Di Vittorio Promenade immediately after the finish line.

The 190 countries that will follow the event will also have at their disposal a PRESS CENTRE specially set up at the Palacongressi, in addition to the live broadcasting stations near the finish line. The race will also be followed from above, thanks to the TV helicopters that will fly over from Florence to Rimini.