Route d’Occitanie 2020: The Route

Route d'Occitanie 2020Starting on Saturday 1 August and finishing on Tuesday the 4th, the Route d'Occitanie is the first preparation race for the Tour de France.

The opener of the Route d’Occitanie is 187 kilometres long and includes 2,469 metres of climbing. The race finishes on an undulating circuit of 35 kilometres.

Stage 2 also leads onto a finishing circuit. This one is almost 50 kilometres long and serves a 1.9 kilometres climb at 5.9% with 11.5 kilometres remaining. The race adds up to 174.5 kilometres and the elevation gain is 2,048 metres.

The Route d’Occitanie saves its hardest race for stage 3. The 163.5 kilometres route includes 4,001 metres of climbing. The Port de Balès (19.1 kilometres at 6.1) and Col de Peyresourde (9.7 kilometres at 7.5%) will reappear on the Tour de France, as does the descent into Loudenvielle. La Grande Boucle finishes there, while the Route d’Occitanie continues to the foot of the Col de Beyrède. The finish climb of the Queen Stage is a tough test of 10.9 kilometres with an average gradient of 7.2%.

The 4th stage is tailor-made for puncheurs. At the end of a 195 kilometres race with 2,003 vertical metres the finish is located atop a 1.6 kilometres climb at 7.1%.

Route d’Occitanie 2020: route, profiles

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Route d'Occitanie 2020

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