Posted Wednesday 23rd October 2013 –
With the 2014 Tour de France getting announced today, organisers, ASO, have also confirmed the 2014 Etape Du Tour will be based on the 148km stage from Pau to Hautacam. The route will take in an ascent of the infamous Col du Tourmalet which is over 17km long with an average gradient of 7.3% before heading back to the valley. Riders will then face a final challenge as they head for the summit top finish on the Hautacam facing 13.6km at an average gradient of 7.8%.
Next year’s Etape Du Tour will take place on Sunday 20th July, just 4 days before the pro riders will tackle the same stage.