The 42nd edition of the Tour of the Alps sets off on Monday 16 April to finish on Friday 20 April, 2018. In 2017, the five-day stage race took over the baton and the forty years of tradition from the Giro del Trentino. The route of the 2018 edition is marked by steep climbs in the Alps, while the last stage is partly played out on the circuit of the road race of the Worlds 2018 in Austria. The second day of action brings the Queen Stage to Alpe di Pampeago. (Slideshow route/profile)
Read about the route of the 2018 Tour of the Alps.
Last edition, the 1st stage finished in Innsbruck, where Michele Scarponi, who untimely passed away in a few days later, claimed the leaders jersey and the last victory of his career. Innsbruck is the hub of the 2018 World Cycling Championships.
Geraint Thomas won the 2017 Tour of the Alps ahead of Thibaut Pinot and Domenico Pozzovivo. Chris Froome is set to ride the 2018 edition in the build-up to the Giro d’Italia.
Tick links in underneath scheme for route details on individual stages.
Tour of the Alps 2018: Stages
|1||Mo 16-4||Tour of the Alps Route stage 1 Arco – Folgaria||134.6 km||mountains|
|2||Tu 17-4||Tour of the Alps Route stage 2 Lavarone – Alpe di Pampeago||145.5 km||mountains|
|3||We 18-4||Tour of the Alps Route stage 3 Ora/Auer – Merano/Meran||138.8 m||mountains|
|4||Th 19-4||Tour of the Alps Route stage 4 Chiusa/Klausen – Lienz (aut)||134.4 km||hills|
|5||Fr 20-4||Tour of the Alps Route stage 5 Rattenberg (aut) – Innsbruck (aut)||161.1 km||hills|
Tour of the Alps 2018: Route maps, height profiles, and more
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Tour of the Alps 2018
Tour of the Alps 2018 Route stage 2: Lavarone - Alpe di PampeagoTour of the Alps 2018 Route stage 3: Ora/Auer - Merano/MeranTour of the Alps 2018 Route stage 4: Chiusa/Klausen - Lienz (aut)Tour of the Alpsen 2018 route stage 5: Rattenberg (aut) - Innsbruck (aut)