Stage 1

Saturday July 07 2018 - Noirmoutier-en-l’île to Fontenay-le-Comte - 189 km Flat
 

Stage 1 of the Tour de France 2018 sets off on Saturday 7th July from Noirmoutier-En-L'Ïle and tracks the coastline for much of the day, before heading in land to finish at Fontenay-Le-Comte after 195km.

Much of the route follows the twisting Vendée coastline, so cross winds and echelons could be lurking during the entire day.

The race will start with the Passage du Gois, which only connects the island with the mainland at lowtide.#