The route has been announced for the 2018 Tour du Poitou Charentes which will take place from Tuesday 21 – Friday 24 August this year. It starts in Jonzac and finishes in Poitiers 660km later passing through the rolling hills and vineyards of the region.
I’m sure that this will be the most action that some of the quiet villages have seen for quite some time!
The day stages are as follows:
Day 1: Jonzac – Cognac – 193km
Day 2: Segonzac – Melle – 189km
Day 3: Gençay – Couhé – 98km
Day 4: Time Trial – Champagné St Hilaire – Couhé – 23km.
Day 5: Brioux-sur-Boutonne – Poitiers – 157km.
Have a look at the routes for each day here:
The following teams have confirmed (up to 7th June):
AG2R La Mondiale
Astana Pro Team
Cofidis, Solutions Credits
Wilier Triestina – Selle Italia
Euskadi Basque Country – Murias
It will be a great opportunity to see up and coming riders from these well known teams up close. Enjoy!
If you have any questions about cycling in the region please ask!