Binche to Braine-l’Alleud, the first full day in Belgium sees the route heading north east past Charleroi, through the town of Nivelles and finishing just a couple of miles short of Braine-l’Alleud.
Another undulating stage with barely a mile of flat road, there’s a fast downhill start before a long climb to halfway. The second half is mainly downhill, and interestingly enough, the last three miles are below sea level. You’ll be hoping that it hasn’t been raining too hard!
The stage is 24.9 miles long and offers 594ft of climbing: just another day in the office on R2CN.
RGT Magic Road code: 4JoEC7ffQsx7
Max elevation: 102 m
Min elevation: -53 m
Total climbing: 181 m
Total descent: -306 m