Saturday 13 July 2024
Stage 1

Type Flat
Distance 137 km
Climbing +1,208 m
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For the 36th edition, the commune of Laiz (La Veyle Communauté de Communes) will host the start of the inaugural stage, where the peloton will visit the entire western side of the département, between Bresse and Dombes.

As usual, this first stage should be hotly contested, motivating the riders before two more rugged stages. Will the attackers be able to outwit the sprinters in Bourg-en-Bresse (Grand Bourg Agglomération), the prefecture of the Ain department?


137 km (85 mi)


+1,208 m (3,963 ft)



Délais (estimated)
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 Place de la Mairie (on Google Maps)


 15:20 (estim.)
 Avenue du Mail (on Google Maps)
  • KM 53.2
    Côte de Chaveyriat
  • KM 92.3
    Sprint de Chaneins
  • KM 112.2
    Côte de Châtillon-sur-Chalaronne
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At the gateway to the Bresse region, close to Mâcon and the Bourg-en-Bresse conurbation, the Communauté de communes de la Veyle is delighted to welcome the start of this 36th edition of the Tour de l’Ain to Laiz. This charming commune has also been awarded the “Terre de Jeux 2024” label, helping to promote the benefits of sporting activities.

A land of gastronomy, the Communauté de communes de la Veyle lies at the heart of the breeding area for the famous Bresse poultry. It also boasts some of the world’s most famous restaurateurs, including Georges Blanc, who has the oldest Michelin-starred restaurant in the world. You can discover the region’s rich heritage and unspoilt natural spaces on foot or by bike, along country lanes that will take you as far as the Base de loisirs de Cormoranche-sur-Saône. It’s the ideal place to recharge your batteries, whatever the season, and is very popular in summer for its lake and its many activities, but it’s also appreciated by walkers, joggers and fishermen for its tranquility the rest of the year. Since 2023, the Leisure Center has been just a few pedal strokes from the Voie Bleue, the route linking Luxembourg to Lyon along the Saône.

Grand Bourg Agglomération is delighted to welcome the Tour de l’Ain every year. The peloton arrives in Bourg-en-Bresse, the region’s capital. The town has a special relationship with cycling. Several times a stage town for the Tour de France, and of course the Tour de l’Ain, it regularly vibrates to the rhythm of the exploits of champion cyclists.
The Agglomération is proud to be a partner of this renowned and popular sporting event. It offers a free spectacle with an ever-changing scenario. Over the years, it has become an eagerly-awaited rendezvous for local residents and the many outside visitors it attracts. Thanks to the media coverage it receives, the Tour de l’Ain is also a great way to spotlight the region and its cycling-friendly landscapes. From the plains of the Bresse to the foothills of the Jura, the routes are suited to all levels and all audiences

Bourg-en-Bresse is also a city that lives and breathes cycling.

The city and the agglomeration are working together to develop networks of cycle lanes, on ever safer routes.All these services and natural assets are nationally recognized.The town is regularly listed as one of the best cities for cycling. The agglomeration has been awarded the “Territoire Vélo” label by the French Cycling Federation.This is no accident, but the result of a real commitment to promoting cycling, which is much more than a sport.
Long live cycling, and a very happy Tour de l’Ain to all.