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Full Tour de France 2018 route! Discover it’s trickiest stages and other details


Tour competition directors have just made public the full route of Tour de France for 2018. It seems the next year’s selected routes contain several challenges and of course, the 21.7 –kilometer on cobbles during the ninth stage in Roubaix that finishes every single year, is definitely the Queen of the Classics most commonly known as the “Hell of the North”.


Immediately after that stage ends, a rest day will follow before the riders head to a three-day challenge and punishment in the Alps finishing on top of Alpe d’Huez.

“That’s a special challenge for the riders as they will need to switch from flat-stage mode to mountain-stage mode,” Thierry Gouvenou, Tour competitions director, told Reuters.


Again, one of the most difficult and trickiest stages might potentially be the stage 17 which starts in Bagneres de Luchon and ends in Saint-Lary Soulan. The fact that it’s only 65 kilometers long, makes that stage more difficult to control especially for favourites. It is considered to be the Tour’s shortest stage since the year 1971.


2018: Full Tour de France route


Stage 1 – Noirmoutier-en-l’Ile to Fontenay-le-Comte, 189km

Stage 2 – Mouilleron-Saint-Germain to La Roche-sur-Yon, 183km

Stage 3 – Cholet to Cholet, team time trial, 35km

Stage 4 – La Baule to Sarzeau, 192km

Stage 5 – Lorient to Quimper, 203km

Stage 6 – Brest to Mur de Bretagne, 181km

Stage 7 – Fougeres to Chartres, 231km

Stage 8 – Dreux to Amiens, 181km

Stage 9 – Arras to Roubaix, 154km

Rest day in Annecy

Stage 10 – Annecy to Le Grand Bornand, 159km

Stage 11 – Albertville to La Rosiere, 108km

Stage 12 – Bourg-Saint-Maurice to L’Alpe d’Huez, 175km

Stage 13 – Bourg d’Oisans to Valence, 169km

Stage 14 – Saint-Pauol-Trois-Chateaux to Mende, 187km

Stage 15 – Millau to Carcassonne, 181km

Rest day in Carcassonne

Stage 16 – Carcassonne to Bagneres-de-Luchon, 218km

Stage 17 – Bagneres-de-Luchon to Saint-Lary-Soulan, 65km

Stage 18 – Tries-sur-Baise to Pau, 172km

Stage 19 – Lourdes to Laruns, 200km

Stage 20 – Saint-Pee-sur-Nivelle to Espelette, individual time trial, 31km

Stage 21 – Houilles to Paris Champs-Elysées, 115km



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