We are now recruiting for 2020!
We base the routes on the same years Tour de France, therefore we will not know 2020's routes until the Tour's stages are revealed around October time. What we can guarantee is....
- It will always be the toughest climbs from the same years Tour de France
- It will always be over 4 days
- You will most likely cycle on average 100km per day, gain around 10,000 metres in evaluation, and have multiple mountains per day.
You can explore the 2019's routes below for a taster of what is to come.
COL DE VARS , 14 KM, 5.7%
COL D’IZOARD, 15.9 KM, 6.9%
The first stage will be the first two mountains of stage 18 of the Tour. We spend the night in Briancon.
COL LAUTARET , 27.5 KM, 3.1%
GALIBIER, 8.5 KM, 6.9%
The 2nd stage will be the last two mountains of stage 18. We'll stay in the valley around Modane.
COL DE L’ISERAN , 13.5 KM, 7.3%
MONTÉE DE TIGNES, 7.4 KM, 7%
The third stage will be 85% identical with stage 19 of the Tour. We will spend the night in Tignes.
CORMET DE ROSELEND , 19.5 KM, 6%
VAL THORENS, 32 KM, 5.2%
The last stage will be the finish of the crucial Tour stage 20 in the Alps. The finish will be on Val Thorens.
DAY 1 - WEDNESDAY, JUNE 12
100 KM AND 2.600 M ASCENT
We start Cykelnerven 2019 by riding half of stage 18 of the Tour de France 2019. We start out with Col de Vars, followed by a downhill ride through a beautiful part of the valley, and to the foot of Col d’Izoard. From here it is a challenging ride to the top, with a finish in Briancon (the full Tour de France stage finishes after Galibier in Valloire which will form day 2).
DAY 2 - THURSDAY, JUNE 13
88 KM AND 1.500 M ASCENT
From Briancon we ride to the top of Galibier. Galibier is often the highest point in the Tour de France but before we get this far, we will first pass Col du Lautaret. Here you can take a break before the days last climb, to the summit Galibier. From the summit, we ride down Telegraphe and will spend the night in the valley. (This is the second half of stage 18 in the Tour de France).
DAY 3 - FRIDAY, JUNE 14
87 KM AND 2.300 M ASCENT
The start will most likely be near Modane. From here we will conquer the legendary mountain, Col de l’Iseran. It will be an amazing experience as it is the highest paved mountain in Europe. From the mountain top, we ride down and finish the stage on Montée de Tignes (At this point we have done 85% of stage 19 of the Tour de France).
DAY 4 - SATURDAY, JUNE 15
108 KM & 2.500 M ASCENT OR 144 KM & 3.500 M ASCENT
Today we are going to ride the final stage and it is not just the finish of Cykelnerven 2019, it is also the final for the Tour de France 2019 peloton (the Tour de France winner will most likely be known after this stage). This is also the last Tour de France mountain the ride to Paris.
We start from Tignes with a downhill ride through the valley, and, if you still have the energy, you can choose ride Comet de Roseland. It is the first climb of stage 20 of the Tour de France 2019 (though from the opposite side). You can also choose to continue straight towards Van Thorens. To finish we will all ride on Val Thorens where we will have a night celebrating 4 fantastic days in the Alps.