Tour of the Alps 2023: The Route
The Tour of the Alps sets off on Monday 17 April to finish on Friday the 21st. Most stages of the Italian/Austrian contest are relatively short, which should inspire aggressive racing. The total elevation gain adds up to over 14,000 metres.
The 1st stage of the Tour of the Alps opens with the shortest stage of the 5-day race, 127.5 kilometres long and featuring of 2,470 metres of climbing. The Kerschbaumer Sattel – 5.2 kilometres at 10.1% – immediately precedes the 6.2 kilometres at 4.8% climb to the line.
The 2nd stage is 165.2 kilometres long and takes in an elevation gain of 2,860 metres. The finale includes two climb in short succession – 4.5 kilometres at 8%, and 3.9 kilometres at 8.5% – before the last 3 kilometres are slightly undulating.
Stages 3 serves the first proper mountain top finish in a race of 162.5 kilometres with an elevation gain of 2,960 metres. The climb to the line is 15.5 kilometres long and averaging 7.5%.
The 4th stage of the Tour of the Alps includes an altitude gain of 3,610 metres and is 152.9 kilometres long. The riders reach summit of the last climb – 9.7 kilometres at 6.1% – with 15 kilometres remaining. A fast descent then leads onto a flat section, while the last 3 kilometres run slightly uphill.
On the last day of action the riders are to conquer 2,910 metres of climbing in a race of 144.5 kilometres. Stage 5 serves 6 kilometres of climbing at more than 10% inside the last 20 kilometres. A downhill and flat section lead onto a false flat dash to the line.
Last year’s Tour of the Alps was won by Romain Bardet, while Michael Storer and Thymen Arensman rounded out the podium.
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