Tour de France 2019 Stage 18 Preview

Thursday, July 25 - Stage 18

Stage 18 – 208 km (129 miles) – Mountain

Climbers will have an opportunity to express their talent in the high mountains of this first big Alpine stage where they’ll be above 2000 metres in altitude in three different locations… which is extremely rare on a stage for the Tour de France. For the occasion, the day will include climbs up Vars, the Izoard and the Galibier!

– C. Prudhomme


Categorized Climb

2109 meters will mark the lowest summit of the stage.
With its 10 percent plus gradients the Col d’Izoard is but a stepping stone for the racers on their way to the Galibier.


Intermediate Sprint 

Final 5 Kilometers

Rolling down the Galibier, the survivors of the ascent should hold off the chasers into Valloire.
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