Saturday, June 25th – Bellecin – Bellecin
"Travel to the land of yellow wine and lakes"
Présentation step 2
The day's course is completely new, it starts at the Bellecin water sports centre and heads towards Lons le Saunier, the prefecture of the Jura département, and into the heart of the Jura vineyards and its magnificent “reculées”, which, formed during the ice age, are narrow, deep valleys bordered by
cliffs, the perfect area for punchers and climbers. It’s here where you find the famous “vin jaune” (yellow wine) and vin de paille (straw-coloured wine) of the Jura département and some of France’s most beautiful villages such as Baume les Messieurs and Château Chalon.
After the remarkable site of the "reculées" of Baume les Messieurs, the route climbs back up to a first plateau to join the Jura lake route. A veritable bike trip beside the lakes as this is the Emerald land and its lakes of Chalain, Vernois, Narlay and Ilay, that is a real pleasure to behold, but you will need to be fit. Before returning to Bellecin, the route climbs up to the stage’s second plateau at the gateway to the Haut Jura via the Col de Joux (1026 metres above sea-level) and the village of Prénovel. The course then plunges down to lake Clairvaux and on to lake Vouglans by the north, the port of Saisse de Pont-de-Poitte, that is just 15 km from the Bellecin water sports centre, the end of this incredible marathon stage.
Profil step 2
- Departure from Bellecin on Saturday 25 June at 8 am.
- Arrival in Bellecin from 13h30.
- 168 km to cover.
- 2891 meters of positive altitude difference/2721 meters of negative altitude difference.
- 3 complete refreshment points on the course
- Viewpoint at Baume-les-Messieurs km 43
- Viewpoint of the Percée pass (Châtillon) km 88
- Prénovel – village square km 131
Profile step 2
Chrono 1 étape 2
- Ascent to Sermu
- Start : Km 35,5
- Distance : 6.800km
- Difference in altitude : 256m
Chrono 2 stage 2
- Ascent to the Joux pass
- Start : Km 121
- Distance : 5.400km
- Difference in altitude : 249m
Timed sector : Climb to the col du Grand Colombier
- Departure at Kilometre Point 32
- Distance : 17 km
- D+ : 1210 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.