The climbs of the Cormet de Roselend, Côte de Longefoy andVal Thorens, that's 60 km of climbing and descending, amateurs will be able to ride this stage in the Etape du Tour!
The last alpine stage will be a grande premiere: it will indeed be the third finish above an altitude of 2,000 metres, which has never occurred in the history of the Tour. Before the final climb to Val Thorens, a first battle should take place at the Cormet de Roselend. The total ascent of the day will be 4,450 metres.
This stage is as difficult for its descents as it is for the final climb to the summit, over a whopping 33.4km at an average gradient of 5.5 percent. This is the final showdown before a flight to Paris for the 21st stage. It featured once before on the Tour, on a stage won by the Colombian Nelson Rodriguez.