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Tour de l’Avenir

The Tour de L’Avenir, sometimes considered the Tour de France for the U23 set, is a seven-day stage race that includes some difficult Alpine climbs and usually a medium-length time trial. The race has been held since 1961 and many winners have gone on to stardom, including future…

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The Tour de L’Avenir, sometimes considered the Tour de France for the U23 set, is a seven-day stage race that includes some difficult Alpine climbs and usually a medium-length time trial. The race has been held since 1961 and many winners have gone on to stardom, including future Tour de France winners Felice Gimondi, Joop Zoetemelk, Greg LeMond, Miguel Indurain and Laurent Fignon.

2010 Stages:

  • Prologue Sunday Sept. 5 Vierzon-Vierzon 7 km
  • Stage 1 Monday Sept. 6 Vierzon to Saint-Amand-Montrond 144 km
  • Stage 2 Tuesday Sept. 7 Saint-Amand-Montrond to Cusset 150.5 km
  • Stage 3 Wednesday Sept. 8 Saint-Pourçain-sur-Sioule to Col du Béal 157 km
  • Stage 4 Thursday Sept. 9 Ambert to Vals-les-Bains 183 km
  • Stage 5 Friday Sept. 10 Vals-les-Bains to Loriol-sur-Drôme 153 km
  • Stage 6 Saturday Sept. 11 Saillans to Risoul 204 km
  • Stage 7 ITT Sept. 12 Guillestre to Risoul 13.5 km