Step 9 - Châtel
Description of stage 9 Tour de France 2022
The first real mountain stage of the Tour de France ends a demanding week. The sequence of stages in Switzerland will put the riders in a new rhythm, without pushing them to their limits. A well-calibrated breakaway group could take advantage of this smooth entry into the Alps. In the final, a strong rider could make the difference on the Pas de Morgins and take the win in Châtel.
Zoom of Châtel
The Haut-Savoyard village of Portes du Soleil, bordering Switzerland, attracts many skiers in winter. The Tour de France stopped here in 1975 for a mountain stage won by Lucien Van Impe, without threatening Bernard Thévenet's Yellow Jersey. Much later on the Critérium du Dauphiné, the final stage in 2012 was won in Châtel by Dani Moreno, while Bradley Wiggins successfully defended his title. The following year, the Tour de l'Avenir brought together the young riders for two stage starts, won respectively by the promising Simon Yates in Morzine and Julian Alaphilippe on the Plateau des Glières.
- Stage town for the 2nd time
- 1,200 inhabitants (Châtellans and Châtellanes)
The course of the Tour de France Aigle - Châtel Portes du Soleil
The stage will start at 2pm from Aigle in Switzerland at an altitude of 394m and will finish in Châtel in Haute-Savoie in the Portes du Soleil at an altitude of 1297m.
- Distance : 183,5km
- Type : Mountain
- Caravan: 12 hours