Saint-Just-Saint-Rambert saw its last pro-peloton four years ago, when Daryl Impey sprinted to triumph in the opener of the Critérium du Dauphiné. This time, the riders leave the town in Loire department to traverse a route with an elevation gain of some 3,350 metres.
The first 15 kilometres run false flat uphill and after a short drop the Croix de Chauboureit presents the first ascent. It’s 9.8 kilometres long and averages 6.6%.
A long descent leads onto a phase in which the road is going either up or down with the Côte de Saint-Jeure-d’Ay (2.2 kilometres at 5.3%) standing out.
The riders drop down to a flat intermezzo before the second half of racing serves the Côte de Saint-Romain-de-Lerps (6.5 kilometres at 7.3%), Côte de Toulad (1.5 kilometres at 9.7%) and Col de la Mure (7,6 kilometer at 8.3%). At the summit of the last climb there are still 33 kilometres remaining.
After coming down from the Mure the road goes back up again to Saint-Vincent-de-Durfort. This a non-classified ascent of 4.8 kilometres at 5.4%. The second intermediate sprint takes place in the village before the riders continue to descend to a rolling run-in to the line.
The first three riders on the line gain time bonuses of 10, 6 and 4 seconds, while the intermediate sprints – at kilometre 83.0 and at kilometre 176.7 – come with 3, 2 and 1 seconds.
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