FOREST'CIME - 28/29/30 JUNE 2024
100 % NATURE
In the heart of the Jura and Ain Mountains
450 KM - 9000 M D+
Limited to 160 riders

Friday, June 28th - Arbent – Plateau d'Hauteville

Including the famous Culoz ascent of the Grand-Colombier

The route begins with an ascent of the Haut Bugey plateaux in the Ain department, heading towards the magnificent Lac Genin. The route then takes riders up to the Plateau du Retord, with its awesome views and stunning forests, valleys and picturesque villages. The route continues through the Ain mountains towards the Grand Colombier, the day’s main challenge with its 17km climb and an average gradient of 7.2%. It is now an iconic climb and is the Challenge Performer timed section for this first stage. After crossing the Haut Valromey, riders will reach the Plateau d’Hauteville and our overnight accommodation via the Col de la Rochette.


Stage 1 Intro

Profil Stage 1

Stage informations

  •  Bib numbers to be collected on Thursday 27th June or as from 07.30 Friday 28th June

  • Stage 1 start Leaving Arbent Friday June 28th at 09.30

  • Stage finish on the Hauteville Plateau as from 13.30

  • Stage distance 143 km
    3,573 meters of climbing / 3,345 meters of descending

  • 3 full feed stations during the stage at the following places
    – KM48 Village of Poizat
    – KM90 Village of Talissieu
    – KM114 Summit of the Grand Colombier
    or KM125 village of Lochieu (if weather conditions oblige)
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Challenge Performer Stage Timed section

Chrono 1 - Challenge Performeur

Main characteristicss

Col du Grand-Colombier

  • Start : Km 97
  • Distance : 17 Km
  • Vertical climbing 1188 m+

Chrono : Profil Grand Colombier

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Timed sector : Climb to the

  • Departure at Kilometre Point 72
  • Distance : 6 km
  • D+ : 570 m

On the day the numbered bibs are removed, you will receive a superb top-of-the-range Rosti jersey, official supplier of the Pro AG2R team.

You will have to wear this collector jersey during the second stage of the Forest’cime.

You can order additional jersey or short, to be removed also with the numbered bib.


Jersey : 55 € incl.

Short : 65 € incl.

Jersey + short :

110 € incl.