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Le Tour de France 2018: 7th July – 29th July

105th Tour de France

The Tour de France will be from Saturday July 7th to Sunday July 29th as the annual race enters its 105th edition. The race will consist of 21 stages, covering 3,329km in total.

The 2018 edition is made up of:

  • 8 flat stages
  • 5 hilly stages
  • 6 mountain stages including 3 altitude finishes (La Rosière, Alpe d'Huez and Saint-Lary-Soulan col de Portet)
  • 1 individual time trial 
  • team time trial
  • 2 rest days

New to the race: Out of 39 sites and stage cities, 9 locations are brand new for 2018

These include Fontenay-le-Comte, Mouilleron-Saint-Germain, Sarzeau, Dreux, La Rosière, Trie-sur-Baïse, Saint-Pée-sur-Nivelle, Espelette and Houilles. 

These stages pass close to several of the resorts offered by Peak Retreats:

  • Rest 1 Monday 16th July: Annecy
  • Stage 10 Tuesday 17th July: Annecy - Le Grand Bornand
    Starting in Annecy, this stage involves a climbing the Col de la Croix Fry, the Col de Romme and la Colombière, and finishes in Le Grand Bornand
  • Stage 11 Wednesday 18th July: Albertville - La Rosière Espace San Bernardo
    This stage involves a climbing the Col du Pré before reaching the Cormet de Roselend. This is followed by an 18km climb to La Rosière.
  • Stage 12 Thursday 19th July: Bourg-Saint-Maurice - Alpe d'Huez 
    Starting in Bourg-Saint-Maurice, this stage involves 21 bends that lead to l’Alpe d’Huez, followed by climbing the Col de la Madeleine, Lacets de Montvernier and Col de la Croix de Fer.

Download the Tour de France 2018 route map here

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Helpful Information

You can view more details on the official Tour de France website: www.letour.fr  

'Cycling in the French Alps' from publisher Cicerone is a helpful guide that may be worth acquiring if you're considering cycling this summer. 

  

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