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Stage 18, Tour de France 2019

Stage 18 of the Tour de France 2019 is 207km from Embrun to Valloire. This mountain stage includes the Col de Vars, the Col d'Izoard, and the Col du Galibier.

Stage 18, Tour de France 2019: facts, figures, and map

Map of Stage 18, Tour de France 2019, © ASO/Tour de France

Details of Stage 18, Tour de France 2019
Date Thursday 25th July 2019
Stage classification Mountain
Distance 207km
Intermediate sprint
Bonus point
Climbs Col de Vars
Col d'Izoard
Col du Galibier

The official Tour de France stage profile for Stage 18:

Profile of Stage 18, TDF 2019

Profile of Stage 18, Tour de France 2019, © ASO/Tour de France

Stage 18, Tour de France 2019: timings

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Stage 18, Tour de France 2019: the route

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Stage 18 of the 2019 Tour de France

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Stage 19, Tour de France 2019


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Stage 18, Tour de France 2019: towns, sights and attractions

Stage 18, Tour de France 2019: Embrun

Tour Brune, Embrun

Tour Brune, Embrun, by Fr. Latreille, Licence CC BY-SA 3.0

Embrun is a town in the Hautes-Alpes, at the northern end of the Lac de Serre-Ponçon. The name is a shortening of Eburodunum, meaning 'fortress where yew trees grow'.

There was a Celtic oppidum here, which became a Gallo-Roman settlement after the Roman conquest. In the Middle Ages, it was part of the county of Provence, then the Dauphiné. It became part of France in 1349, with the rest of the Dauphiné.

Embrun grew in the late 1950s, when a large number of workers were required for the creation of the artificial lake of Serre-Ponçon.

Agriculture here is concentrated on sheep (Sisteron lamb), wine under the Hautes-Alpes label, and apples.

Embrun (France) is twinned with Embrun (Canada).

Stage 18, Tour de France 2019: Lac de Serre-Ponçon

Lac de Serre-Ponçon

Lac de Serre-Ponçon, by Patrick Gaudin, Licence CC BY 2.0

The lac de Serre-Ponçon is an artificial lake, which was created by damming the river Durance, in the late 1950s (project finished 1961). 

It is designed to prevent flooding which used to happen when the Durance burst its banks, and to produce hydro-electric power. It's also used for leisure activities.

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