111km | 3,250M + · Wednesday August 29th
After sleeping at altitude in the resort of Les 2 Alpes, riders will descend back into the valley to take on the long and rolling ascent up to the Col du Lautaret and famed ascent of the Izoard before the summit finish in Saint-Véran. Following a relatively easy ascent up Lautaret the Col de l’Izoard presents a good test on stage 4; at an average of just 5.7%, the 20km climb features a 7km section where the gradient does not drop below 8%. Culminating in Saint-Véran, the summit finish on this stage will take riders to the highest commune in Europe at 2,030m above sea level.
Alps 2018 Stages