Stage 8

Saturday July 09 2022 - Dole to Lausanne - 184 km Hilly

A trip to Switzerland is up next and another very lumpy day with a very similar finish to the one in Longwy. The finish in Lausanne is on the shores of the stunning Lake Geneva.

The terrain selected for passage through the Jura, prior to race’s entry into Switzerland, isn’t designed to favour the climbers. Their time will come. However, the puncheurs who specialise in explosive efforts should relish a short and steep climb that’s new to the Tour: this springboard counting 1 kilometre with a 12% incline will launch the pick of them towards potential success on the heights above “the Olympic capital”.