Tour De France 2018: European Cycling Tour with Ronan Pensec
Unveiled in front of nearly 4,000 spectators, the race route for the 105th edition of the Tour de France, proposes different race formats and conditions. Boldness will be a prerequisite on every stage! Among the highlights and new additions to the 2018 route, the pack will tackle the cobbles of Roubaix over a distance of 21.7km, climb up to the Plateau des Glières on the Grand-Bornand stage, return to Alpe d’Huez and will set off into the Pyrenees on a very short 65 km mountain stage. The final face-off among the favourites will take place during the time trial, on the particularly steep roads of the Basque Country.
At barely more than 3,300 kilometers long, the 2018 Tour de France ranks among the shortest of the 21st Century. In the Pyrenees, the sprinters could certainly battle for the win at Pau, but the climbers could have the last word in a wealth of different registers: the combative riders will be the ones to watch in Luchon; the most explosive riders will surely take centre stage on the shortest road stage (65 km) to be ridden since the elimination of half-stages with an all-new finish on the Col de Portet pass (2215 m); the riders with the most stamina will shine on the 200 km separating Lourdes from Laruns via the Col Aspin, Col du Tourmalet and Col d’Aubisque passes; and finally the best all-rounders should come up trumps on the undulating time-trial in the relief of the Basque Country. The final top spots will still be up for grabs on this crucial stage 24 hours before the finish in Paris…
Discover the last 10 days of the Tour with a former pro of “La Grande Boucle”. With his 30 years + experience of the Tour de France, Ronan Pensec knows France and Le Tour like his pocket and will enable you to experience the trip of a lifetime. Our tour from July 21st until July 30th will take you the last mountain stages and the finish on the Champs Elysées in Paris.