Bicycling Magazine 2011 Tour de France: Stage 18 - Pinerolo (Italy) > Galibier-Serre Chevalier, Thursday 18 July 

Starting in Italy, this 200km stage highlights three hors categorie climbs and finishes atop Galibier Pass for the first time in Tour history--and will be the highest finish ever. It is likely that the winner of the 2011 edition will be first across the line.


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Author: Bicycling Magazine
Date: 18 Jul 2011 8:16:22 PM
Activity: Bicycling
State: France (FRA)
Distance: 126.94 mi  (Change units)
Survey Elevation: Total Gain: 29177 ft
Total Loss: 21772 ft
Net Change: 7405 ft
Difficulty: 10 / 10
Tags: 2011 Tour de France, 2011 Tour de France Stages to Watch, France, Pinerolo
Rating: Unrated   Rate it

BICYCLING Magazine Stage To Watch
Although the Tour has frequently crossed the 2,645-meter-high Galibier Pass—57 times to date—never in the race’s history has a stage finished on top. That will finally happen on this day in honor of the Tour’s 100th anniversary in the Alps. After last year’s memorable summit finish on the Tourmalet, much is expected of Galibier. Like the Tourmalet, it comes well into the race’s third week, when riders suffer deep fatigue. One thing is certain: If you want to win the 2011 Tour de France, you will have to be at the front on the Galibier.

JEAN-FRANÇOIS PESCHEUX’S ANALYSIS: A record to celebrate a centenary
“We return to France and there are three very big cols on the menu. The Agnel will be tackled for the first time ever from this side, then there’s the Izoard and its legendary Casse Déserte, followed by the Galibier. This will be our chance to celebrate the centenary of this mythic climb’s first appearance on the race route back in the 1911 Tour de France. In addition, the finish, located at an altitude of 2,645 metres, will be the highest in the race’s history. It will remove from the history books the place held since 1986 by the 2,413m Col du Granon. This stage will certainly see a match-up between all those riders who are in contention for the overall title, as will the stage the following day. Whoever is leading the race runs the risk of succumbing to such physical demands.”

Note: Stage route, exact start/finish, and sprints/climbs have been approximated from information provided by LeTour.com. Actual stage may vary slightly.
 
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Stage 18 Route Information

Distance: 126.94 mi Points: 2880
Total Time: none Speed: 0.0 mph Pace: 0:00 / mi
Active Time: none Speed: 0.0 mph Pace: 0:00 / mi
# Distance Instruction Distance to next
1 0.07 mi Continue onto Via Saluzz Then go 1.29 mi
2 1.35 mi At the traffic circle, take the 2nd exit onto SP589Go through 2 traffic circle Then go 6.16 mi
3 7.52 mi Continue onto Via Roma Then go 0.14 mi
4 7.66 mi Turn right onto Via Giovanni Giolitti Then go 0.16 mi
5 7.82 mi Turn left onto Corso Guglielmo Marconi Then go 0.12 mi
6 7.94 mi Continue onto SP154 Then go 0.31 mi
7 8.26 mi Turn right onto Via Barrat Then go 1.78 mi
8 10.04 mi Turn right to stay on Via Barrat Then go 1.12 mi
9 11.16 mi Turn left onto Via Cavour/SP27Continue to follow SP27 Then go 0.24 mi
10 11.40 mi Continue onto Corso Vittorio Emanuele II Then go 0.05 mi
11 11.45 mi Turn left onto Piazza San Pietro Then go 0.03 mi
12 11.48 mi Turn left onto Piazza Don Biagio Giraudo Then go 0.06 mi
13 11.54 mi Turn right onto Via Vittorio Veneto/SP27 Then go 0.05 mi
14 11.59 mi Sharp right onto Corso Malingri Then go 0.01 mi
15 11.59 mi Continue onto Via Vittorio Veneto/SP27Continue to follow SP27Go through 1 traffic circl Then go 1.73 mi
16 13.32 mi Keep left at the fork Then go 0.60 mi
17 13.92 mi Turn left onto Via Alessandro Manzon Then go 0.11 mi
18 14.03 mi Slight left onto Piazzetta della Madonna Then go 0.02 mi
19 14.05 mi Turn left onto Via Costanzo Carle Then go 0.18 mi
20 14.24 mi Continue straight onto Via San Martino/SP2 Then go 1.07 mi
21 15.31 mi Turn right onto Via San Martino Then go 0.01 mi
22 15.31 mi Turn left to stay on Via San Martino Then go 0.05 mi
23 15.36 mi At the traffic circle, take the 1st exit onto Via Saluzzo/SP28Continue to follow SP2 Then go 5.87 mi
24 21.24 mi Turn left onto Piazza Cesare Battisti/SP28 Then go 0.04 mi
25 21.27 mi At the traffic circle, take the 2nd exit onto Via Saluzzo/SS66 Then go 3.13 mi
26 24.40 mi Turn lef Then go 0.02 mi
27 24.43 mi Turn left onto Via Revello/SS662Continue to follow SS662Go through 2 traffic circle Then go 1.89 mi
28 26.31 mi Continue onto Corso Italia Then go 0.19 mi
29 26.50 mi Turn left onto Via Martiri della Liberazione Then go 0.17 mi
30 26.67 mi At the traffic circle, take the 1st exit onto Corso Roma/SR589 Then go 0.03 mi
31 26.69 mi Slight left to stay on Corso Roma/SR58 Then go 0.38 mi
32 27.07 mi Slight left onto Via Cuneo Then go 0.05 mi
33 27.12 mi Sharp right onto Via Lagnasco/SP137 Then go 0.02 mi
34 27.14 mi At the traffic circle, take the 1st exit onto Via Cuneo/SR58 Then go 3.32 mi
35 30.46 mi Slight right onto Via Villanovetta/SP8Continue to follow SP8 Then go 0.36 mi
36 30.82 mi Slight left onto Piazza Alessandro Schiffer/SP8Continue to follow SP8 Then go 0.25 mi
37 31.08 mi Turn right onto Via Silvio Pellico Then go 0.05 mi
38 31.13 mi Turn left onto Via Griselda Then go 0.07 mi
39 31.19 mi Turn right onto Via Carlo Valerio Drago/SP8Continue to follow SP8Go through 3 traffic circle Then go 5.67 mi
40 36.87 mi Turn right toward SP8 Then go 0.08 mi
41 36.94 mi Turn right onto SP8 Then go 2.68 mi
42 39.63 mi Sharp right onto Via Valcurt Then go 0.32 mi
43 39.94 mi Continue onto SP8 Then go 0.45 mi
44 40.39 mi Turn right to stay on SP Then go 7.72 mi
45 48.12 mi Turn left onto Borgata Palazzo Then go 0.14 mi
46 48.26 mi Slight right onto Via Roma Then go 0.41 mi
47 48.67 mi Continue straight onto Via Vittorio Emanuele II Then go 0.42 mi
48 49.09 mi Continue onto Via Cavour/SP105Continue to follow SP10 Then go 5.10 mi
49 54.20 mi Turn left to stay on SP10 Then go 1.99 mi
50 56.18 mi Turn left onto SP105 Then go 2.17 mi
51 58.35 mi Turn left onto Frazione Castello/SP105 Then go 0.15 mi
52 58.50 mi Continue onto SP251 Then go 1.43 mi
53 59.93 mi Turn right onto Frazione Genzana Then go 0.07 mi
54 60.00 mi Turn left to stay on Frazione Genzana Then go 0.15 mi
55 60.15 mi Slight right onto SP25 Then go 8.12 mi
56 68.27 mi Continue onto D205T Then go 1.14 mi
57 69.41 mi Turn left to stay on D205T Then go 0.04 mi
58 69.45 mi Turn right to stay on D205 Then go 5.49 mi
59 74.94 mi Continue onto D205 Then go 1.36 mi
60 76.30 mi Slight right toward D205 Then go 0.65 mi
61 76.95 mi Continue straight onto D205 Then go 0.11 mi
62 77.06 mi Slight left toward D205 Then go 0.29 mi
63 77.35 mi Slight right onto D205 Then go 0.17 mi
64 77.52 mi Turn right onto D Then go 2.83 mi
65 80.35 mi Turn left to stay on D5 Then go 0.53 mi
66 80.88 mi At the traffic circle, take the 1st exit onto D947 Then go 1.84 mi
67 82.72 mi Slight left toward D947 Then go 0.29 mi
68 83.02 mi Continue straight onto D947 Then go 0.66 mi
69 83.67 mi Turn right onto D90 Then go 2.44 mi
70 86.11 mi Turn right Then go 0.41 mi
71 86.52 mi Turn left toward D902 Then go 0.48 mi
72 87.00 mi Turn left toward D902 Then go 0.02 mi
73 87.02 mi Turn right toward D902 Then go 0.16 mi
74 87.18 mi Turn right onto D902 Then go 5.52 mi
75 92.70 mi Slight right toward D902 Then go 0.06 mi
76 92.76 mi Turn right onto D90 Then go 0.30 mi
77 93.07 mi Turn right to stay on D90 Then go 0.34 mi
78 93.41 mi Turn right to stay on D90 Then go 1.12 mi
79 94.52 mi Turn left to stay on D90 Then go 1.24 mi
80 95.76 mi Turn left to stay on D902 Then go 0.73 mi
81 96.49 mi Turn left to stay on D902 Then go 8.14 mi
82 104.63 mi Enter the traffic circl Then go 0.02 mi
83 104.64 mi Exit the traffic circle onto Av. du 159E Ria/D902Continue to follow D902Go through 1 traffic circl Then go 0.75 mi
84 105.39 mi At the traffic circle, take the 1st exit onto Av. de Savoie/D994F Then go 0.46 mi
85 105.85 mi Turn left onto Chemin de Fortville Then go 0.00 mi
86 105.85 mi Turn right onto Chemin de Mas de BlaisGo through 1 traffic circle Then go 0.56 mi
87 106.41 mi Continue onto Route du Clos Jouffrey Then go 0.39 mi
88 106.80 mi Turn lef Then go 0.53 mi
89 107.33 mi Turn left onto Route de Pont Carles Then go 0.05 mi
90 107.38 mi Turn right onto Chirouzas Then go 0.63 mi
91 108.02 mi Turn right onto Route de Grenoble Then go 0.01 mi
92 108.03 mi Turn left onto Route de Grenoble/D1091 Then go 0.10 mi
93 108.12 mi Slight left to stay on Route de Grenoble/D1091Continue to follow D109 Then go 1.34 mi
94 109.46 mi Slight left to stay on Route de Briançon/D109 Then go 0.42 mi
95 109.88 mi Slight right to stay on Route de Briançon/D1091Continue to follow D1091Go through 1 traffic circle Then go 0.21 mi
96 110.09 mi Slight left onto Route de Grenoble/D109 Then go 2.85 mi
97 112.94 mi Slight left onto Route de Rochebrune Then go 0.31 mi
98 113.25 mi Slight left onto Route de Grenoble/D1091Continue to follow D1091 Then go 0.69 mi
99 113.94 mi Continue straight onto Chirouze/D1091Continue to follow D109 Then go 7.63 mi
100 121.57 mi Turn right onto D902This road may be seasonally closed Then go 0.50 mi
101 122.07 mi Turn left to stay on D902This road may be seasonally closed Then go 4.29 mi
102 126.36 mi Slight right onto D902BThis road may be seasonally close

Points of Interest

Start: Pinerolo (355m)

Location: 44.884565, 7.330875

Sprint

Location: 44.601438, 7.483192

KOM #1: Col Agnel (2744m) HC

Location: 44.684368, 6.980438
Km 107.0 - Col Agnel (2744 m) - km climb to % - Category H

KOM #2: Col d'Izoard (2360m) HC

Location: 44.819747, 6.735005
Km 145.5 - Col d'Izoard (2360 m) - km climb to % - Category H

Finish/KOM #3: Col du Galibier (2645 m) HC

Location: 45.064095, 6.407852
Km 200.5 - Col du Galibier (2645 m) - km climb to % - Category H

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