Christian Prudhomme's comment

An altitude finish as early on the Tour is extremely rare. The Grand Départ in Nice allows the race to evolve rapidly in the spectacular scenery of Hautes-Alpes. The day’s program with a first hilly excursion in the Dévoluy mountains isn’t made to split the pack too much. But the final climb to Orcières-Merlette, 1 800 metres high, should give some precious information on the state of form of the favourites.

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

Orcières-Merlette

Km 150 - 1825m 7,1kilometre-long climb at 6.7%

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