Stage 18

Point of departure: Méribel
Point of arrival: La-Roche-sur-Foron
Distance: 175 km
Departure time: 11:30
Arrival time: 16:28
Type: Mountains

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A daunting day in the Alps features five climbs as the Tour de France route planners put the riders through their paces in Stage 18.

The up-and-down nature of the day leaves a breakaway very much a possibility, while the Montee des Glieres could be a big moment for GC – the 6km climb averages at 11.2%, which is not for the faint hearted.

A 10km downhill run into La Roche-sur-Foron offers the opportunity for a daredevil descender to win out.

Stage 18 profile

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Weather forecast

Some storms are forecast on the Cormet de Roselend so riders will keep their fingers crossed that the race passes through during a fine period. The rest of the day is forecast as sunny with pleasant yet not hot temperatures.

Where can I watch it?

The Tour de France will be available to watch live and in full on Eurosport 1 and online as a live stream on the Eurosport Player streaming platform.

The coverage will feature Bradley Wiggins as an expert analyst throughout the Tour de France, and a new addition to Eurosport’s cycling coverage will be interviews and analysis from Bernie Eisel.

The Breakaway, a post-stage review show will be available to watch online after each Tour de France stage on the Eurosport Player streaming platform and the GCN App.

The Bradley Wiggins Show podcast will continue throughout the Tour, with 10 full episodes released across the three weeks.

Next up: Everything you need to know about Stage 19

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