4400 vertical meters
But first, you will have to overcome the previous difficulties: the Col de Ceyssat (1st category, 10.2 km at 6.1%), the Col de Guéry (3rd category, 7.8 km at 5%) and the Montée de The Stele (2nd category, 6.8 km at 5.7%). The organizers of the green jersey will be able to have fun at Lanobre (kilometer 111) where an intermediate sprint awaits them but that they be warned, it will be their only attraction of the day. As soon as the descent is over, it will be time to go back up, where the hardest part is yet to come. The Côte de l’Estiade (3rd category, 3.7 km at 6.9%) will precede the Côte d’Anglards-de-Salers (3rd category, 3.5 km at 6.9%). Then the crossing of the Massif Central will offer the grand finale. The Col de Neronne (2nd category, 3.8 km at 9.1%) will be an opportunity for the favorites to climb to the front of the peloton before the finish. But here again, the last kilometers before reaching the Puy Mary for the first time (1st category, 5.4 km at 8.1%) will be perilous where the last three are at more than 11%. Arrival is scheduled between 4:47 p.m. and 5:18 p.m. More than 4,400 meters of elevation gain, 191.5 km in total between Châtel-Guyon and the Pyramide du Cantal, it was well worth some encouragement from Poupou and Jacques Chirac the day before.