Cycling: Tour de France 2018

ANNECY – LE GRAND-BORNAND: Welcome to the Tour de France 2018!

Annecy and Le Grand-Bornand hosted the 10th stage of the 105th Tour de France on 16th and 17th July 2018. The cities had also the honor to host L'Étape du Tour on the same route on 8th July 2018 and La Course by Le Tour on 17th July 2018.

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After the demanding cobbled stage and a rest day, the climbers had taken this tricky transition. The climb up the Col de la Croix Fry came just before a technical test heading up to the Plateau des Glières using a 2-km carriage way… without tarmac! Then, the riders had to take on a frightening double with the climbs up the Col de Romme and la Colombière.

KM 43 - Col de la Croix Fry 
> Climb of 11,3 km at 7%

KM 68,5 - Montée du plateau des Glières 
> Climb of 6 km at 11,2%

KM 130 - Col de Romme
> Climb of  8,8 km at 8,9%

KM 144 - Col de le Colombière 
> Climb of 7,5 km at 8,5%

Annecy and Le Grand-Bornand : a beautiful tandem
Le Grand-Bornand is thought of as a key stage of the "Grande Boucle" (Tour de France) with 7 participations, like Annecy with this 4th participation.

A foretaste « L’Etape du Tour » 
« L’Etape du Tour » is for the amateur cyclists who will compete on the same route of a Tour de France stage. In 2018, it was on the Annecy – Le Grand-Bornand stage. 15 000 cyclists had taken the start on sunday 8th July 2018. The arrival was in Le Grand-Bornand village square all afternoon long.
Congratulations to Victor Lafay, the winner of this edition 2018!



La Course by Le Tour
In 2018, Le Grand-Bornand also hosted the 5th edition of La course by Le Tour de France on 17th July 2018, a women's cycle race! From Duingt, this stage of 112.5km joined Le Grand-Bornand.

Congratulations to the Dutchwoman Annemiek van Vleuten who won the race ahead of her compatriot Anna van der Breggen and South African Ashleigh Moolman-Pasio!