Stage 10, July 17th: After a day’s rest, the riders will face the beginning of several climbs. The Tour De France enters the famed Alps in this stage. Commencing at Annecy, this stage will cover 4 categorized climbs, and the riders will face the first ‘beyond category’ climb. This is the Montee Du Plateau de Glieres, which is a short yet incredibly steep climb with an average grade of about 12 percent, and if this wasn’t challenging enough, the riders will face a 2-kilometre stretch of gravel roads before descending. Additionally, the route has two category one climbs towards the end, The Col de Romme and the Col de la Colombiere. The race will finish at Le Grand-Bornand, covering a total distance of 158.5-kilometres.
Stage 11, July 18th: The race will commence at Albertville, covering a distance of 108.5-kilometres to the finish at La Rosiere Espace San Bernardo. This stage will see four climbs in under 70 miles, starting with two ‘beyond category’ climbs at the start, followed by a category 2 climb and ending with a summit finish – a long, steady climb to La Rosiere.
Stage 12, July 19th: Commencing at Bourg-Saint-Maurice Les Arcs, this day’s route will comprise of three ‘beyond category’ climbs and a summit finish at Alpe d’Huez. This stage is said to be the longest and hardest of this season’s three Alpine stages. The distance covered in this stage will be 175.5-kilometres.
Stage 13, July 20th: Commencing at Bourg d’Oisans, this stage comprises of a 169.5-kilometre race with a few uncategorized climbs in the last 50-kilometres from the finish at Valence.
Stage 14, July 21st: Commencing at Saint-Paul-Trois-Chateaux, this stage will cover 188-kilometres of mixed terrain – a first half of flat and rolling terrain followed by steady ascents and a series of categorized and uncategorized climbs. The stage will end at Mende with the riders facing the Cote de la Croix, a climb known for thrilling finishes.
Stage 15, July 22nd: Commencing at Millau, this stage covers area across Southern France to the foothills of the Pyrenees, covering 181.5-kilometres. This stage includes a Category 1 climb, the Pic de Nore. The day’s race will end at Carcassonne.