Tour de France Femmes 2022 Route stage 3: Reims - Épernay
Tuesday 25 July - The Tour de France Femmes brings a hilly race on the third day of action. The 133 kilometres stage moves through the heart of the Champagne region from Reims to Épernay. The last climb is crested 3.7 kilometres before the finish.
The route travels from one commercial centre in the Champagne region to the next. Reims and Épernay are havens for Champagne lovers.
In a rolling opener the first hill appears after 20 kilometres. The Côte de Trépail 1 kilometre long and rises at 5%. The route continues on slightly undulating terrain untill it evens out at kilometre 40.
The hills re-appear with the Côte de Vertus (700 metres at 7%) and the Côte de Mesnil-sur-Oger (1.7 kilometres at 6.7%) before the action should intensify in a final lap around Épernay.
The riders cross the line for the first time with 24.1 kilometres remaining. They head for the short and sharp Côte de Mutigny: 900 metres at 12.2%. Still 15.6 kilometres to go at the top and on rolling roads it goes on to the Côte du Mont Bernon: 1 kilometre at 4.6%.
The Mont Bernon is crested 3.7 kilometres before the line, while the last 500 metres are also uphill – to be precise, at 8%.
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