Tour de France 2018 Route stage 11: Albertville - La Rosière

Tour de France 2018 stage 11Wednesday, 18 July 2018 - At 108.5 kilometres, the 11th stage of the Tour de France runs to a summit finish in ski resort La Rosière. The riders start in Albertville to tackle Montée de Bisanne, Col du Pré and Cormet de Roselend as intermediate climbs. The final ascent to La Rosière is 17.6 kilometres at 5.8%. Expect fireworks to ignite!

In 2014, the 6th stage of the Tour de l’Avenir finished in La Rosière. Miguel Ángel López laid the foundation for his overall win by climbing to victory in the ski resort. The next year the Tour de l’Avenir once again visited La Rosière. It was a dramatic day for Gregor Mühlberger, as the Austrian was leading the race when he took a wrong turn in the last kilometre. Guillaume Martin said thank you, and climbed to victory.

Basically, the 11th stage boils down to three huge climbs. The first one is the Montée de Bisanne, which is a 12.4 kilometres toil at 8.2%. The summit is crested at kilometre 26.

Next up is the Col du Pré. The climb up the pass is 12.6 kilometres and averaging 7.7%, so it is similar to the Montée de Bisanne. Yet this time there is an encore in the shape of the Cormet de Roselend. After cresting the Pré a short descent and 4 rolling kilometres run to the foot of the climb, which is 5.7 kilometres and averaging 6.5%. At an elevation of 1,986 metres, the Cormet de Roselend is as high as today’s stage gets.

The riders move over the top before a drop of almost 20 kilometres leads to the departure place of stage 12, Bourg-Saint-Maurice. Job done then? On the contrary. The long and gruelling climb to La Rosière is still waiting. The last ascent amounts to 17.6 kilometres, while the average gradient is 5.8%. The middle section is the most arduous part. Starting at kilometre 7 the road rises at 8.2% for 6 kilometres before the slope flattens out to 4.6% in the last 4.3 kilometres.

The 6th stage of the Critérium du Dauphiné was played out on the same parcours. Pello Bilbao took the day honours, while overall leader Geraint Thomas finished second after an attack in the last kilometre. Daniel Martin, Romain Bardet and Adam Yates rounded out the stage’s top 5.

The first three riders on the line win time bonuses of 10, 6 and 4 seconds. The intermediate sprint (at kilometre 11.5) does not come with a time bonus, it’s a sprint for green jersey points.

The finish is expected around 17:23 local time (scheduled times).

Read also:
favourites 11th stage
– GC after the 10th stage
– live race report 11th stage

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  • Karin

    Hi, how can we get to the start in Albertville from Saint Ferreol by car? will be all roads closed or is there a way to get somewhere as nearest as possible?

  • Randi Jorgensen, Norway

    We planning to go to La Rosiere to see the tour the france 18th july. What time does the road close up to La Rosiere if we take our car up there ? We want to see the finish.

    • Hendrik Eppinga

      Hi Randi,
      the road to La Rosière will be closed at 10 in the morning, for cars.
      But you can walk or bike the whole day up to the top.

      Good luck, and enjoy your trip.

      Hendrik

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