Last year’s Bastille Day’s stage saw a finale on the Col du Portet. The eventual podium in Paris – Pocacar, Vingegard, Carapaz – crossed the line in the same order.
It has been five editions since La Tour last visited Briançon. The race went to the Col d’Izoard, where Warren Barguil took the spoils with a solo of 8 kilometres on the finish climb.
The last Alpe d’Huez visit happened one year later. In 2018, Steven Kruijswijk almost brought a 70 kilometres solo home. The Dutchman was caught with 3.5 kilometres to go before Geraint Thomas outsprinted an elite group to win his second consecutive stage in the edition that would eventually be won by the Welshman.
The climb to resort town Alpe d’Huez is 13.8 kilometres long. The average gradients sits at 8.1%, while the hardest ramp at 11.5% appears with almost 4 kilometres remaining.
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