The 1st stage of the Tour de l’Ain serves 1,798 metres of climbing, although most of the elevation gain is centered in the first half of the 139.5 kilometres route.
The race continues with a 140.1 kilometres including four intermediate climbs and an uphill finish in ski station Lélex Monts-Jura. Stage 2 offers 3,159 metres of climbing.
The grande finale serves a first taste of the upcoming Tour de France. Stage 3 takes in the Montée de la Selle de Fromentel – 11 kilometres at 8.5% – and the Col de la Biche – 6.4 kilometres at 8.9% – before finishing at the Grand Colombier. The finish is 17.4 kilometres long and the average gradient sits 7.1%.
Three quarters of the final stage travels on the same roads as the Tour de France will on Sunday 13 September.
Tour de l’Ain 2020: routes, profiles
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