Cycling. Tour de France: Mountain stages to not be missed in our Departments

During the 9th stage, the Tour de France peloton is going to follow the route of our region.

Cycling. Tour de France: Mountain stages to not be missed in our Departments

During the 9th stage, the Tour de France peloton is going to follow the route of our region. He will depart Aigle in Switzerland on Sunday, July 10, to reach Chatel-Les Portes du Soleil in Haute-Savoie.

This is the final stage of a difficult week. It covers 192.9 km. The riders will be able to take on the Pas de Morgins after the Cote de Bellevue (4th), Cols des Mosses (2nd) and Col de la Croix (1st), all held in Switzerland. 1.01 km at 6.1%, 1377 meters above the sea level. To contest the victory at 1297m, Pre-la-Joux won the battle for Chatel.

Chatel was host to the 1975 Grande Boucle, a 40km mountain time trial starting from Morzine. The stage was won by Lucien Van Impe of Belgium, but did not threaten Bernard Thevenet's yellow jersey.

The 1975 trial of video

After a day of rest in Morzine/Les Portes du Soleil the peloton will travel to Megeve. The 10th Haute-Savoie stage is 148.1km through stunning mountain scenery, bordering in particular Lake Geneva.

The Cote de Chervenoz (4th Category, 2.2km at 2.9%), Col de Jambaz (3rd Category, 6.7km at 3.8%), Cote de Chatillon–sur-Cluses (4th Category, 4.5km at 3.9%), and the final climb up to the Megeve Altiport at an elevation of 1382m (2nd Class, 19.2km at 4.1%).

The 3D route

After starting in Albertville, the hearty mountain menu starts with the laces Montvernier (2nd Category, 3.4km at 8.2%), then crosses the Col du Telegraphe (1st Category, 11.9km at 7.1%) and finally the Galibier (17.7 km at 6.9%, 2642 m above Sea Level).

After ascending the Col du Lautaret, and crossing Serre Chevalier at 9.2%, 11.3km remain to reach the Col du Granon and its 2413m. This was for 25 years the place of arrival on the higher part of the Tour.

On Thursday, July 14, the battle of the Alps will be over. The 165.1 km course is designed for the most skilled climbers. This course is a exact replica of the 1986 Briancon-l'Alpe d'Huez Stage. Greg Lemond and Bernard Hinault wrote a wonderful chapter in the history of Tour de France by crossing the finish line together. hand.

During the 1986 Briancon-l'Alpe d'Huez stage, Greg Lemond and Bernard Hinault cross the finish line together.

The 12th stage of the program, on the roads in the Hautes-Alpes and Savoie, includes a new ascent to Galibier (hors categorie, 23 km at 5.1%, 2642 m elevation), followed by the climb up to Col de la Croix de Fer, (outside category, 29km at 5.2%), and finally, an explanation of the famous 21 bends between Le Bourg-d'Oisans (outside category, 13.8km @ 8.1%).

The 3D route

The climb up to Alpe d'Huez in the 2018 Tour for 12 Stages, which started from Bourg-SaintMaurice.

Bourg-d’Oisans will host the last alpine start on Friday, July 15. The course is not difficult and will lead the peloton to Saint-Etienne. Although the sprinter teams have the stage, the breakaways may still try their luck.

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