Etape du Tour 2014 (Stage 18) – The Route and Climbs

Montée du HautacamEvery year thousands of cyclists get to tackle a full stage of le Tour on closed roads as part of l’Etape du Tour. This year’s route takes in two of the most famous climbs of the Pyrenees: Col du Tourmalet and Hautacam.  There are even a couple of category 3 climbs thrown into the run-in to help loosen the legs but the route’s full 3D profile shown below puts these into perspective of the two Hors Category ascents still to come. Best of luck to all those riding this year’s Etape, hopefully these graphics will help build the excitement for what’s in store!

Full Stage

Etape du Tour 2014
Interactive view of full route available here. There is a traditional map of the route over on the Etape du Tour website.

Côte de Bénéjacq

2.6 km at 6.7% (Cat 3)

Côte de Loucrup

2 km at 7% (Cat 3)

Col du Tourmalet

17.1 km at 7.3% (Cat HC)

Montée du Hautacam

13.6 km at 7.8% (Cat HC)