'Not only was Izoard used in the 2017 La Course, where Van Vleuten did one of her early mountain stompings, but the Izoard-Montgenèvre combo was also a part of the last stage of the 2008 Grande Boucle Féminine to Sestriere, where Christiane Soeder clinched the overall victory.Stage 12- Embrun-Montgenevre, 84 km
Intermediate Sprint Area
A short stage,I thought I had a stage profile already set up, one climb of the Iozard then descent to Briancon over 107km, but that didn’t save so I did this stage instead. The climbers will enjoy this stage, as the Col d’Iozard is the main event today. The mammoth climb will be to the liking of the climbers, but then they have to deal with the diesel climbers ln the Montgenevre, not a steep climb.
Montgenevre in winter.
Whether ASO would go for it is a different matter, but it isn't an extremely crazy idea (at least not compared to the Pla d'Adet stage ).