Virtual Tour de France Stages

Stage 5, July 18

Where the Polka Dots are Won

Straight out of the gate, racers dive headfirst into a section of punchy ascents and descents. The rollers soon give way to the Petit KOM switchbacks before competitors tackle the challenging moon-like landscape of Ven-Top.

All in, it’s a big stage with about 1,200m of elevation gain to finish at the Chalet Reynard checkpoint. It’s just one lap. There are five points locations: Sprint, K/QOM (Intermediate), and Finish (GC, K/QOM, Sprint Points).