Tour de France 2018 Route stage 9: Arras - Roubaix

Tour de France 2018 stage 9Sunday, 15 July 2018 - At 156.5 kilometres, the 9th stage of the Tour de France is bound to bring spectacle. The route runs from Arras to Roubaix and takes in fifteen stretches of pavé.

Three editions ago the Tour de France offered it’s last cobbles and Tony Martin powered to a rather clean victory. The year before that, La Grande Boucle offered stretches of pavé too, and, in rainy conditions, the race turned out to be much more dramatic. Both pre-race favourites Chris Froome and Alberto Contador were forced to abandoned, while Lars Boom soloed to the win and Vincenzo Nibali rode a perfect race, which ultimately led to the overall that year.

The cobbled stage in the 2018 Tour de France features fifteen stretches of pavé. Totalling at 21.7 kilometres this is the greatest distance of cobbles included in the Tour’s last five ventures onto the pavé.

The highest cobble density is between kilometre 84.5 and kilometre 137 as this section takes in eleven stretches of pavé with the last one Camphin-en-Pévèle. In that same order the sections were included in the 2017 edition of Paris-Roubaix, but while the riders continued to Carrefour de l’Arbre after Camphin-en-Pévèle, they now head for Willems à Hem, which is the final pavé of this year’s Tour de France. It amounts to 1.4 kilometre before the riders leave the cobbles behind with 8 kilometres remaining. The finish is not inside but just outside the Roubaix Velodrome.

The first three riders on the line take time bonuses of 10, 6 and 4 seconds, while the intermediate sprint (at kilometre 59) comes with 3, 2 and 1 seconds.

The first three riders on the line take time bonuses of 10, 6 and 4 seconds, while the last of the two intermediate sprints (at kilometre 59 and at kilometre 138.5) comes with 3, 2 and 1 seconds.

The 9th stage of the 2018 Tour de France starts at 12:50 and the finish is expected around 16:18 – both local times (scheduled times).

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  • Dan McCormack

    Do you know what time the stage starts? I’m trying to figure out when they’ll be on the pave. Thanks.

    • Hendrik Eppinga

      We do not have the official times yet, but the start is probably around 13:30. They will hit the first cobbles probably around 14:30 and the finish is expected around 17:15.
      We will post the scheduled times as soon as they are available, hopefully the end of June.

  • Gary Medin

    When will daily race schedule times be available- where?
    Gary

    • Hendrik Eppinga

      Probably in the beginning of June.

  • Richard Bone

    Do you know when the detailed routes of each stage will be made available

    • Hendrik Eppinga

      Hi,
      we will add some more information later today, but the exact details of the routes will come somewhere at the end of June.

      Hendrik

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