“The start is tough with the Domancy hill (Km 19), the Col des Saisies (Km 49) and the very aesthetic Col du Pré (Km 80)”, warns the race director Thierry Gouvenou. “But the descent from Cormet de Roselend (Km 93) is long and then there is a part of the valley to go and find the climb to Tignes where everything should be played out.”
The final ascent (21 km at 5.6%), which starts in the Tarentaise valley, ends two kilometers from the finish judged in the resort, at Val Claret, at an altitude of 2,107 meters, the second highest in this edition of the Tour after the Col du Portet.
Tignes receives the Tour for the second time, 14 years after the victory of the Danish Michael Rasmussen who then had to leave the race before term.
In 2019, the stage was interrupted before the final climb, declared without a winner although times were stopped at the top of the Iseran, to the benefit of the future final winner, Colombian Egan Bernal.
KM 19,6 – Côte de Domancy (2nd category – 2.5 km at 9.7%)
KM 49,4 – Col des Saisies (1st category – 9.5 km at 6.2%)
KM 80,9 – Col du Pré (out of category – 13.1 km at 7.4%)
KM 93,3 – Cormet de Roselend (2nd category – 5.8 km at 6.3%)
KM 143 – Tignes climb (1st category – 21.1 km at 5.6%)
Departure from Cluses at 1 p.m. (launched at 1:10 p.m.), arrival around 5:47 p.m. (average calculated at 31 km / h).