6:30 am
September 17

Tour de France Stage 18: Méribel/La Roche-Sur-Foron

Who will WIN the STAGE?

Marc Hirschi, Richard Carapaz or Tadej Pogacar

Any Other Cyclist


Current odds:

Marc Hirschi: (+800)

Daniel Martinez: (+1100)

Richard Carapaz: (+1100)

Primoz Roglic: (+1100)

Tadej Pogacar: (+1100)

Michal Kwiatkowski: (+1200)

Pello Bilbao: (+1600)

Alejandro Valverde: (+1800)


Following an extended false flat the uphill party gets going on the Cormet de Roselend. The climb to the summit at 1,968 metres is 19 kilometres long and the average gradient sits at 6%. The peak is crested at kilometre 46.5 and on descent the riders tackle a short uphill kick on the Col de Méraillet before continuing downhill.

Following a short stint in the valley the Col des Aravis appears – 6.7 kilometres at 7% – before the riders fly down a 20 kilometres descent to the foot of the Montée du plateau des Glières. It’s a 6 kilometres torture at 11.2% with an extra challenging element in the last 2 kilometres, as this sector climbs on a dust road. The first three riders on the summit pocket time bonuses of 8, 5 and 2 seconds.

The finale is played out on the Col des Fleuries, which is a climb at shallow gradients – 5.5 kilometres at 4.6% – before the last 10 kilometres run downhill into La Roche-sur-Foron.


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