Tour de France 2017 Route stage 8: Dole - Station des Rousses
Saturday, 8 July 2017 - At 187.5 kilometres, stage 8 in the Tour de France travels from Dole to Station des Rousses. The race takes in three cols in the Jura mountains . Following an 11.7 kilometres climb at 6.4% the last 11 kilometres are played out on rolling roads.
The first 28 kilometres of stage 8 are the quiet before the storm. Then, starting in the village Arbois, the road goes up and down until the dyings metres of the race. Yet, the first real climb looms with 95 kilometres done. The Col de la Joux, peaking at 1,035 metres, is a 6.1 kilometres ascent with an average gradient of 4.6%.
A long drop takes the riders to the foot of the Côte de Viry. This is a 7.6 kilometres climb at 5.2%, that’s crested at kilometre 138.5 in the saddle.
Following a hilly section the pilots plunge down to Saint-Claude for the start of the finale. The last climb is called Montee de la Combe de Laisia Les Molunes, which is not only a long name, it’s a long ascent, too. Not the toughest t you can think of though. The Montee de la Combe de Laisia Les Molunes amounts to 11.7 kilometres, while the slope is averaging 6.4%. The summit lies at an elevation of 1,202 metres.
Still 11 kilometres left to race, in which to descend to 1,107 metres. So that’s not a descent at all. A rolling section runs to the finish line in the ski station of Les Rousses, close to the Swiss border.
In the Tour de France of 2010, Sylvain Chavanel soloed to victory in Station des Rousses.
The first three riders on the line take time bonuses of 10, 6 and 4 seconds.
Read also: results/race report 8th stage 2017 Tour de France.
Tour de France 2017 stage 8: Route maps, height profiles, and more
Click on the images to zoom.
Watch the highlights of recent races here:
Related articles Riders - Tour de France 2017 Withdrawals - Tour de France 2017 Route and stages - Tour de France 2017 stage 20: Start times ITT - Tour de France 2017 stage 1: Start times ITT - Tour de France 2017 GC Favourites - Tour de France 2017 Fantasy Tour de France: at least 31,000 euro in prizes!More articles
Vuelta 2018: The Route
Vuelta 2018: Preview
Vuelta 2018: Riders
Vuelta 2018: GC Favourites
Vuelta 2018 Route Stage 1: ITT in Málaga
Vuelta 2018 Favourites stage 1: ITT specialists for first red jersey
Vuelta 2018 Route Stage 2: Marbella – Caminito del Rey
Vuelta 2018 Favourites stage 2: Uphill sprint, or opportunity for attackers
Tour of Britain 2018: The Route
Grand Prix Cycliste de Québec 2018: The Route
Grand Prix Cycliste de Montréal 2018: The Route
World Cycling Championships 2018 Innsbruck, Austria: Route TTT - women
World Cycling Championships 2018 Innsbruck, Austria: Teams TTT – men
World Cycling Championships 2018 Innsbruck, Austria: Route ITT – women
World Cycling Championships 2018 Innsbruck, Austria: Riders ITT – men
World Cycling Championships 2018 Innsbruck, Austria: Favourites ITT – men
World Cycling Championships 2018 Innsbruck, Austria: Route road race – women
World Cycling Championships 2018 Innsbruck, Austria: Riders Road Race - men
Cycling Calendar 2018
Quick Results Service
Like our Facebook page and stay on top of all pro-race information!