Stage 18 of Tour de France 2013 (100th edition) is a Mountain stage with summit finish between Gap and Alpe d’Huez. The length of the course is 172.5 kilometers. Peloton will climb Alpe d’Huez not once but twice.
|DATE||July 18 2013, Thursday|
|STAGE TYPE||Mountain with summit finish|
|START-FINISH||Gap (817 m) > Alpe d’Huez (1850 m)|
|LENGTH OF THE COURSE||172.5 km|
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Mountain passes & hills
|13.0||Col de Manse, 6.6 kilometre-long climb at 6.2%||2|
|45.0||Rampe du Motty, 2.4 kilometre-long climb at 8%||3|
|95.0||Col d’Ornon (1 371 m), 5.1 kilometre-long climb at 6.7%||2|
|122.5||Alpe d’Huez, 12.3 kilometre-long climb at 8.4%||HC|
|131.5||Col de Sarenne, 3 kilometre-long climb at 7.8%||2|
|172.5||Alpe d’Huez, 13.8 kilometre-long climb at 8.1%||HC|
@Km 108.0 – Bourg-D’Oisans
Gap is a commune in southeastern France, the capital of the Hautes-Alpes department. (wiki)Gap hosted a Tour de France stage 21-time in history.
Col de Manse
The Col de Manse, peaking at 1269 meters altitude, is the main point of communication between the basin of Gap and the high Champsaur.
The climb has been used in Tour de France 12 th stage of the 1972 edition between Carpentras and Orcieres Merlette , with a passage leading the Portuguese Joaquim Agostinho, then at the 15 th stage of the 1989 edition between Gap and Orcières Merlette, this time with a passage leading the Dutch Steven Rooks , and finally in the 16 th stage of the 2011 Tour de France between Saint-Paul-Trois-Chateaux and Gap, where the Canadian Ryder Hesjedal crossed the pass in first position.
Col d’Ornon (1360 m) is a mountain pass through the Dauphiné Alps in the department of Isère in France. It connects the communities of Bourg d’Oisans and La Mure. (wiki)
Col de Sarenne
The Col de Sarenne (1,999 m) is a mountain pass that connects Mizoën to Alpe d’Huez. The hill is located in the region Rhône-Alpes, in the department of Isère and is reachable from Mizoën village overlooking the banks of the artificial lake of Chambon to 1045 m.
L’Alpe d’Huez is a ski resort at 1,860 to 3,330 metres (6,100 to 10,930 ft). It is a mountain pasture in the Central French Alps, in the commune of Huez, in the Isère département in the Rhône-Alpes region.L’Alpe d’Huez is one of the main mountains in the Tour de France. The climb is 13.8 km at an average 7.9 per cent, with 21 hairpin bends. It was first included in the race in 1952 and has been a stage finish regularly since 1976. In 1952, “Il Campionissimo” (champion of champions) Fausto Coppi was the first to triumph at the top of “the Alpe”, where he won the right to wear the Yellow Jersey.