In addition to the route of the 2017 Tour de France being revealed today, the stage which will be used for the 27th edition of L’Étape du Tour was also announced.
The 18th stage of the Tour from Briançon to Col d’Izoard will be used as the route for the cyclosportive which takes place on July 16th. The riders in the Tour will take on the stage four days later.
The stage is 178 kilometres in length and the riders will have to take on the 2,108-metre climb of the Col de Vars before the summit finish of the Col d’Izoard which stands at 2,360 metres.
The Col d’Izoard is one of the best-known climbs in the Tour having been first used in the 1922 race and having been used 34 times since.
Entries for the L’Étape du Tour open on Friday October 21 and 15,000 riders are expected to start. More details can be found here.