Monday 15 July 2024
Stage 3
LAGNIEU (C.C. PLAINE DE L'AIN)   ILE CHAMBOD (CERDON VALLEE DE L’AIN)

Type Hilly
Distance 153 km
Climbing +2,682 m
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Description

This final stage of the Aindin triptych will set off from Lagnieu (CC Plaine de l'Ain), the finish town in 2023, towards Ile Chambod (Cerdon Vallée de l'Ain). Taken twice, the final circuit features 3 climbs, including the Col du Berthiand (4.8km at 6%), and could well promise a bumpy ride and an upset in the overall standings... !

Distance

153 km (95 mi)

Climbing

+2,682 m (8,800 ft)

Type

Hilly

Délais (estimated)
n/a
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Timetable (estimated)  PDF (139.34 KB)

LAGNIEU (C.C. PLAINE DE L'AIN)

 11:15
 Allée Guy de la Verpillière (on Google Maps)

ILE CHAMBOD (CERDON VALLEE DE L’AIN)

 15:18 (estim.)
 ILE CHAMBOD (CERDON VALLEE DE L’AIN) - Hautecourt-Romanèche (on Google Maps)
  • KM 14.8
    Col de Montratier
  • KM 20.8
    Côte de Mérignat
  • KM 48.3
    Côte de Corveissiat
  • KM 60.1
    Côte de Matafelon
  • KM 76.6
    Col du Berthiand
  • KM 86.8
    Passage sur la ligne d'arrivée - île Chambod
  • KM 114.3
    Côte de Corveissiat
  • KM 126.1
    Côte de Matafelon
  • KM 142.6
    Col du Berthiand
Rider Gaps
4
5
Rider Gaps
2
3
4
5
n/a
For the stage:
  • White Jersey
    n/a
Team Gaps
1
2
3

Set against the foothills of the Jura, Lagnieu lies at the interface between the Bugey region and the Plaine de l’Ain, known for its cereal crops and industrial park. Bordered by the Rhône River, a natural barrier between the Ain and Isère departments, the commune boasts an exceptional setting and a wide variety of landscapes.
Formerly the economic capital of a châtellenie, Lagnieu still retains traces of its medieval past, notably the Château de Montferrand, built in the 15th century on the authorization of the Duke of Savoy and now listed on the supplementary inventory of Historic Monuments.

A true town in the countryside, Lagnieu boasts a dense and diversified community fabric, with over 90 active associations in the area, supported by high-quality facilities. The emblematic swimming pool (listed as a 20th-century heritage site), the main stadium, the padel courts, the skate park and much more, provide something for everyone.

Lagnieu’s geographical position, diversity of landscapes and proximity to the Via Rhôna make it a real city for cyclists, from the most novice to the most experienced.
So, whether you’re more of a stroller along the paths of the commune’s magnificent landscaped park, or daring enough to try mountain biking in the Bramafan woods, you won’t remain unaffected by Lagnieu’s charm.

At the interface between the Lyon region and the south of the Ain département, the CC-Plaine de l’Ain benefits from road, motorway and rail links, making it a very attractive area. From the confluence of the Ain and Rhône rivers, to the gateway to the Dombes and Bugey regions, it offers an unspoilt living environment at the heart of a green, tourist area with strong economic development.
The Communauté de communes de la Plaine de l’Ain, the 7th largest in France by population, comprises 53 communes.
The Communauté de communes de la Plaine de l’Ain continues its heartfelt love affair with cycling, once again hosting renowned races on the winding curves of the Plaine de l’Ain and Bugey regions. Both the Critérium du Dauphiné and the Tour de l’Ain have renewed their confidence by presenting new stages on our territory, notably with Loyettes as the starting town for stage 1 of the Tour de l’Ain and Saint-Vulbas as the start of its second stage.

It’s also worth noting that ASO, organizer of the Tour de France, has honored our region by offering the finish of the 5th stage in Saint Vulbas for the first time. The choice of this commune, which has a long-standing commitment to sport and especially to cycling, is no coincidence. In addition to this ever-renewed enthusiasm for cycling, cycle racing and sport in general, the organizers of these renowned competitions have also recognized the region’s wealth of tourist attractions, including the medieval town of Pérouges, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s childhood home and Ambronay Abbey, as well as its wide open spaces ideal for outdoor sports.

Île Chambod-Merpuis: a natural resource of happiness!
Clear water, enchanting landscapes: from shore to shore, the Île Chambod-Merpuis is a delight for families and hikers alike! Located in the heart of the Ain Valley, between Poncin, Hautecourt-Romanèche and Serrières-sur-Ain, Ile Chambod-Merpuis is above all 20 hectares of unspoilt nature and a 15 km2 navigable stretch of water. On the program: cycling, hiking, boating, pedalos, paddles… but also an interpretation trail that allows you to discover the 10 remarkable sites of the Haute Vallée, while touring the island.