Just like the 5th stage of the Tour de France 2017, Les 3 Ballons, one of Europe’s most renowned cyclo sportive events, will finish on the infamous climb of La Planche des Belles Filles, thus making a comeback. The start will take place in Luxeuil-les-Bains.

The Granfondo Les 3 Ballons offers a course of 211km in the “Vosges du Sud”, which will include the following climbs: Ballon de Servance, Col d’Oderen, Le Markstein, Grand Ballon, Ballon d’Alsace and of course La Planche des Belles Filles. Combined, these make up a total of 4.500 altimeters.

The programme also features a “Medio Fondo” of a distance of 120km, which includes 2.200 altimeters. The organisation will provide sufficient shuttles with bike transport between Luxeuil-les-Bains and Champagney and vice versa.