The riders clip into their pedals in Dole to enter Haut Jura Regional Natural Park approximately 35 kilometer later. There is hardly a metre of flat in the unspoilt region right next to the Swiss border, although the uphill sections are not hard.
Wen crossing the Swiss border there are still 70 kilometres to go. Following a flat section along Lac de Joux and a short climb to the highest point of the day – at 1,176 metres – the riders descend toward Lake Geneva. Shortly they hit the finish climb.
The ascent is 4.8 kilometres long and averages 4.6%. The first 2 kilometres go up at 5.7% and then a flat kilometre makes way to the likely decisive part. After 1 kilometre at 9.5% and the final 800 metres at 3.4% the line appears shortly after the Stade Olympique de la Pontais.
The finish climb is similar to the Mûr-de-Bretagne, where Mathieu van der Poel took a stage win and the maillor jaune in last year’s Tour de France.
We’ll update this article as soon as Le Tour’s entry list starts to take shape.
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