Commentary from Christian Prudhomme

There’s a wink to history here as well as a desire to close the Battle of the Alps on a route tailor- made for the best climbers. It’s an exact replica of the Briançon-Alpe d’Huez stage of 1986, with the ascent of the Galibier once again on the programme, followed by the climb of the Col de la Croix de Fer, before tackling the 21 hairpins leading up to the Isère resort. It will provide an intermediate assessment of the state of play.

Sport Side

Road Kilometers Schedules Local Time
From the finish From the start 39km/h 41km/h 43km/h

Col de la Croix de Fer

Km 111 - 2067m 29kilometre-long climb at 5.2%


Km 166 - 1860m 13,8kilometre-long climb at 8.1%


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