You're probably right. I was under the impression that ledauphine.com had confirmed the Alpe d'Huez stage ...but they haven't. Phew.I think there will be no Alpe d'Huez next year
more something like this:
13. Chatel-Guyon - Puy Mary (1) (hard medium mountain GC stage ~160km)
14. Clermont-Ferrand - Lyon
15 Lyon?? - Villard-de-Lans (probably a minor GC stage, a few medium mountains + hill top finish, I guess) (mont noir??)
.16. Grenoble - Col de la Loze from Méribel (HC) (mountain top finish) (Madeleine)
.17. Brides les Bains - La Roche-sur-Foron (via Plateau des Glières) (downhil)
.18. ? - Grand Colombier (mountain top finish)
.19 ? - Champagnole ...breakaway and/or semi sprinters' stage
.20. Lure - La Planche des Belles Filles ITT
sources: Velowire and Gruppetto
I think the Alpe d'Huez rumor is based on an old one. I saw someone mention it on Le Gruppetto ages ago.
Fingers crossed as I would MUCH prefer to see a Grand Colombier MTF instead.