Modane Valfréjus to Alpe D’Huez (110.5km)
Saturday, July 25 | 7:15 a.m. EST – 10:45 a.m. EST
After putting in a new reconnaissance run, the organizers of the Tour de France opted for a route with the same distance at 110.5km. The peloton will leave Modane at 1.15 PM as was scheduled, then will head north after traversing Saint-Michel-de-Maurienne. The col du Galibier pass will no longer be part of the 2015 edition, however the peloton will climb the col de la Croix de Fer pass a second time, attacked from a different slope than the day before on stage 19. The riders will then plunge down into the Oisans Valley and find themselves in Bourg-d’Oisans (km 94. 5) and re-join the original itinerary, before beginning the climb to Alpe d’Huez. As a result of this course change, the Henri Desgrange prize, which rewards the rider who leads at the highest point of the Tour, will be awarded at the col d’Allos (2,250 m), just prior to the finish of stage 17 at Pra -Loup.