Morzine – Megève, it has a familiar ring to it – and rightly so. Six years ago the Tour de France saw a stage travelling in the opposite direction. It was a mountain stage with four cols and Ion Izagirre turned out on top in Morzine.
Two days prior Megève hosted the finish of a climbing time trial. Chris Froome won the stage 21 seconds ahead of Tom Dumoulin, thus cementing his overall race lead, which eventually led to the third of his four Tour de France triumphs.
The riders tackle a hilly route on the roads from Morzine and Megève. In the first 100 kilometres they travel over the Côte de Chevenez (2.2 kilometres at 2.9%), Col de Jambaz (6.7 kilometres at 3.8%) and Côte de Châtillon-sur-Cluses (4.5 kilometres 3.9%) before a flat section of some 25 kilometres ushers in the climb to the line.
The finale is a 21.2 kilometres climb at 4.1%. It’s a steady affair with the steepest part, 200 metres at 7.1%, at the end.
The first three riders on the line gain time bonuses of 10, 6 and 4 seconds.
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