Stage 18

Thursday July 25 2019 - Embrun to Valloire - 207 km Mountain

Col de Vars, Col d'Izoard, Col du Galibier : 3 climbs over 2,000 meters! 

Climbers will have an opportunity to express their talent in the high mountains of this first big Alpine stage where they’ll be above 2000 metres in altitude in three different locations… which is extremely rare on a stage for the Tour de France. For the occasion, the day will include climbs up Vars, the Izoard and the Galibier!

With summits sitting at over 2000 metres in altitude, the great Alpine classics of Vars, Izoard and Galibier speak for themselves. This is the first time the Tour has visited all three mountain passes since 2011. The finish line comes after a very technical descent.