All 5 stages will be held in superb terrain of South Jura mountains (areas around Hauteville-Lompnes).
Stage 1, Col de Cuvillat: this will be a nice, not too extreme introduction into the week. Mixed vegetation, runability is mostly rather good, visibility may be reduced even in the “white” forest. Large sections of this terrain are stone free. Contours are moderately intricate.
Stage 2, Col de la Cheminée: on second stage things will start to get serious :). Very demanding area, both physically and technically. Runability often rather low due to stony ground. Diffuse contour forms, plenty of rocky details.
Stages 3, 4 and 5, Les Plans d’Hotonnes: without a doubt, terrain on Les Plans d’Hotonnes is one of the best ever served at OOcup. Mostly beech forest with good visibility, ground moderately rocky, intricate contours, rather hilly. Large sections without paths, however in the part close to Finish area (Biathlon center) path network is extensive. These stages will show OOcup at its best!