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I think that Finestre will end all discussions in a few years.
I often thought of it as an option given it's relative proximity to France. It's been nearly 20 years since the Giro unleashed the Finestre, but the Tour seemingly won't go there as of yet.

Other than Sestrieres which of course is in Italy, are there any French climbs that could link with Finestre to make a decent stage?
 
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I often thought of it as an option given it's relative proximity to France. It's been nearly 20 years since the Giro unleashed the Finestre, but the Tour seemingly won't go there as of yet.

Other than Sestrieres which of course is in Italy, are there any French climbs that could link with Finestre to make a decent stage?
Cenis before and Montgenèvre afterwards. Finish at the latter or in Briançon.

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I often thought of it as an option given it's relative proximity to France. It's been nearly 20 years since the Giro unleashed the Finestre, but the Tour seemingly won't go there as of yet.

Other than Sestrieres which of course is in Italy, are there any French climbs that could link with Finestre to make a decent stage?

yeah, Finestre, Sestrieres, Montgenevre uphill finish in Briancon

Or Finestre, Sestrieres, Mont Cenis, Telegraph
 
This is how it'd look with the 2005 finish in Briançon:

You could also have a Serre Chevalier finish like in the 2017 Tour.

far better stage between the cities

Mollard, Galiber, Montvergine (west) Finestre, Sestreiers, Montvergine (east), upfill finish in Briancon

or if you didn't want to do 2 trips over the montvergine

st francios longchamps, mollard, mont cenis, finestre, sestreiers, montgvergine, uphill Briancon
 
far better stage between the cities

Mollard, Galiber, Montvergine (west) Finestre, Sestreiers, Montvergine (east), upfill finish in Briancon

or if you didn't want to do 2 trips over the montvergine

st francios longchamps, mollard, mont cenis, finestre, sestreiers, montgvergine, uphill Briancon
The chances of ASO doing those 6 climbs followed by an uphill finish in Briancon would be......... zero unfortunately.

We might get two along with Finestre.
 
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