Alps 2017: Overview

Alps 2017

21ST TO 27TH AUGUST 2017

From Nice to Geneva
Seven consecutive stages from Monday 21st August to Sunday 27th August
Start Village opens on Sunday 20th August
Closest airports: Nice, Geneva

The 2017 edition of the Haute Route Alps – the founding event in the European Haute Route multi-day cyclosportive series – is set to feature the most climbing in its seven-year history.

Announcing the route for another classic week of fully timed and ranked stages from Nice to Geneva, Event Director Benjamin Chandelier said he and his team had produced what they believe is perhaps the best blend so far of hard days on the bike, classic Alpine climbs and villages set in Pra Loup, Serre Chevalier, l’Alpe d’Huez, Megève and Morzine, some of France’s most famous ski resorts.

The 2017 Haute Route Alps looks set to be a phenomenal week of cycling that will test everyone in the 500-strong peloton, whether they be hardened campaigners or people looking for their first taste of the majesty of one of Europe’s greatest cycling playgrounds,” said Chandelier.

Once again we have laid on a spectacular course with no less than 22,200 metres of climbing, featuring some new ascents that we are trying for the first time and an Individual Time Trial from Bourg d’Oisans to Alpe d’Huez which is already one of the most famous tests in cycling,” added Jean-François Alcan, the Haute Route Alps Course Director.

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Haute Route Alps 2017 stage by stage

Stage 1: Nice – Pra Loup (173km, 3,700M+)
Cols: Ascros 1,160m / Cayolle 2,326m / Pra Loup 1,592m

Stage 2: Pra Loup – Col du Granon (127km, 3,700M+)
Cols: Vars 2,109m / Izoard 2,360m / Granon 2,413m

Stage 3: Serre Chevalier – Alpe d’Huez (112km, 3,200M+)
Cols: Lautaret 2,058m / Sarenne 1,999m / Alpe d’Huez 1,850m

Stage 4: ITT Bourg d’Oisans – Alpe d’Huez (15.5km, 1,100M+)
Col: Alpe d’Huez 1,860m

Stage 5: Alpe d’Huez – Megève (182km, 4,500M+)
Cols: Glandon 1,924m / Madeleine 2,000m / Saisies 1,650m

Stage 6: Megève – Morzine (145km, 3,400M+)
Cols: Epine 987m / Colombière 1,618m / Joux Plane 1,700m

Stage 7: Morzine – Geneva (140km, 2,600M+)
Cols: Encrenaz 1,433m / Ramaz 1,619m / Feu 1,117m / Moises 1,121m

Alps 2017

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