Ten Percent Tour Stage Guide

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Stage Twenty-One – 21st of July, 2024
TdF Route – Monaco to Nice
PHTCTPT Route – Overflow Cottage Literary Tour
Congratulations on reaching the final stage of the 2024 edition of the PHTC Ten Percent Tour! Every year I’m amazed at the ability of this event to get our members out and about when the weather is making life hard. Whether you’ve been having a crack at one of the jerseys on offer, just trying to complete every stage, or set another goal somewhere in between you should be proud of yourselves.
As a “neutral” stage, the efforts today do not count towards the aforementioned jerseys but you still need to get the stage done to finish The Tour. The club ride will count as an automatic finish for those who participate, and there will be pastries and bubbly on offer.
Today’s stage has the following requirements
Cycle – 3.4km with optional 65m of elevation
Swim – 340m
Run – 6 minutes and 48 seconds

Stage Twenty – 20th of July, 2024
TdF Route – Nice to Col de la Couillole
PHTCTPT Route – Base of Gooseberry Hill to Overflow Cottage
This stage starts out Nice but it gets nasty very, very quickly! With four climbs, each of increasing steepness the TdF competitors will be very glad that this is the last stage where the GC is up for grabs. It’s a bit of a surprise that they didn’t try and hold this finish up Mont Blanc*, after all it is the PENULTIMATE stage!
*Other than the fact that it’s in the wrong country, of course.
Today’s stage has the following requirements
Cycle – 13.3km with optional 460m of elevation
Swim – 1,330m
Run – 26 minutes and 36 seconds

Stage Nineteen – 19th of July, 2024
TdF Route – Embrun to Isola 2000
PHTCTPT Route – Death Valley to Campersic Descent
The location of this stage has a place in triathlon folklore, being the home of the Embrunman long course triathlon. This little event has been going since XXXX and has participants cover a 3.8km lake swim, 185km cycle and 42km run. This would be relatively standard for a long-course race if not for the 5,000m of climbing on the bike course. Don’t worry though, most of this is isolated to one climb of 35km! Anyone game?
Today’s stage has the following requirements
Cycle – 14.5km with optional 440m of elevation
Swim – 1,450m
Run – 29 minutes and 0 seconds

Stage Eighteen – 18th of July, 2024
TdF Route – Gap to Barcelonnette
PHTCTPT Route – Top of Darlington to Goseberry Hill Base
Today’s destination is (most likely) known as “the little Barcelona.” Presumably this means lots of English tourists out for a good time have ruined the joint for the rest of us. (Yes, I know, basically the story of the British Empire if you believe some sources.) It’s a little known fact that the confusing name resulted in the last place finish of China in basketball of the ’92 Olympics when they mistakenly showed up here to play the Dream Team, and thus forfeited their pool game.
Today’s stage has the following requirements
Cycle – 18.0km with optional 310m of elevation
Swim – 1,800m
Run – 36 minutes and 0 seconds

Stage Seventeen – 17th of July, 2024
TdF Route – Saint Paul Trois Chateax to Superdevoluy
PHTCTPT Route – Lake Leschenaultia to Mundaring
This region has its economy driven by the large nuclear site nearby. This is probably what has lead to the super-devolution which seems to have occurred at our destination today. For those unaware, devolution is where something starts out well developed and deteriorates over successive generations. For other examples of devolution see several (unspecified) parts of the Cities of Swan and Armadale.
Today’s stage has the following requirements
Cycle – 17.8km with optional 285m of elevation
Swim – 1,780m
Run – 35 minutes and 36 seconds

Stage Sixteen – 16th of July, 2024
TdF Route – Gruissan to Nimes
PHTCTPT Route – Gidgegannup to Lake Leschenaultia
Nimes is known as the most Roman city outside of Italy. I guess that means sandals and togas as far as the eye can see? I mean, other than the sanitation, medicine, education, wine, public order, irrigation, roads (obviously, that goes without saying), the fresh water system and public health, they’re probably the only things the Romans have ever done for us.
Today’s stage has the following requirements
Cycle – 18.9km with optional 120m of elevation
Swim – 1,890m
Run – 37 minutes and 48 seconds

Rest Day #2 – 15th of July, 2024
Feeling tired yet? If you’ve completed all previous stages you can take a break, but if you’re short this is your chance to catch up on one stage only. Remember you need 17 stage finishes to “make the cut” at the end of the Tour.

Stage Fifteen – 14th of July, 2024
TdF Route – Loudenvielle to Platea de Beille
PHTCTPT Route – Champion Lakes to Canning Mill
Loudenvielle was once the proposed site of a major monorail project in the early nineties, but lost out to a bid by the trio of Brockway, Ogdenville and North Haverbrook. Today Loudenvielle is instead known as a tourist spot for its water park which they thought would complement the natural thermal spa.
Today’s stage has the following requirements
Cycle – 19.8km with optional 480m of elevation
Swim – 1,980m
Run – 39 minutes and 36 seconds

Stage Fourteen – 13th of July, 2024
TdF Route – Pau to Saint-Lary-Soulan Pla D’Atet
PHTCTPT Route – Welshpool Climb to Canning Mills Road
Little known Saint Larry is the patron saint of funny men with bald patches and received his sainthood at the same time as his “brothers” Saint Curly and Saint Moe. Who says the internet doesn’t teach you stuff?!
Today’s stage has the following requirements
Cycle – 15.2km with optional 400m of elevation
Swim – 1,520m
Run – 30 minutes and 24 seconds

Stage Thirteen – 12th of July, 2024
TdF Route – Agen to Pau
PHTCTPT Route – Deep Water Point to The Cray Pot
Thirteen may be unlucky for some, but not our Tourists today. One of our shorter non-TT days of the Tour and a chance to regather yourself a little for the next two monster elevation challenges coming up.
Today’s stage has the following requirements
Cycle – 16.5km with optional 200m of elevation
Swim – 1,650m
Run – 33 minutes and 0 seconds

Stage Twelve – 11th of July, 2024
TdF Route – Aurillac to Villeneuve-sur-Lot
PHTCTPT Route – Muchea to Ellenbrook North
If there’s one thing I know about today’s TdF destination it’s that I know two things: it’s not known as a pretty town; and parking is free. Really seems to be sending the wrong message to young women everywhere if you ask me.
Today’s stage has the following requirements
Cycle – 20.4km with optional 220m of elevation
Swim – 2,040m
Run – 40 minutes and 48 seconds

Stage Eleven – 10th of July, 2024
TdF Route – Evaux-les-Bains to Le Lioran
PHTCTPT Route – Death Valley Descent
Good news, once today is done you’re over 50% of the way through the Tour. Bad news, it’s the second longest stage we have. Even badder-er news, it’s also the fourth most climbey one!
Today’s stage has the following requirements
Cycle – 21.1km with optional 435m of elevation
Swim – 2,110m
Run – 42 minutes and 12 seconds

Stage Ten – 9th of July, 2024
TdF Route – Orleans to Saint-Amand-Montrond
PHTCTPT Route – Canning Dam to Champion Lakes
Don’t get confused, this is the old Orleans not the new one. There’s not just one French quarter here! Today’s stage should ease you back into the pace of the Tour. Don’t get too excited, you’re not quite half way there yet.
Today’s stage has the following requirements
Cycle – 18.7km with optional 95m of elevation
Swim – 1,870m
Run – 37 minutes and 24 seconds

Rest Day #1 – 8th of July, 2024
Rest up mes amis. Unless of course you have missed one of the first nine stages, in which case it’s time to pay the piper and get it done.

Stage Nine – 7th of July, 2024
TdF Route – Troyes to Troyes
PHTCTPT Route – Pickering Brook to Zig Zag
Ever have one of those days where you feel like you’ve done a lot of hard work but end up in exactly the same place you started? Welcome to the last day before we get what I’m sure will be a welcome rest! (Unless of course you have a catch-up stage to complete.)
Today’s stage has the following requirements
Cycle – 19.9km with optional 200m of elevation
Swim – 1,990m
Run – 39 minutes and 48 seconds

Stage Eight – 6th of July, 2024
TdF Route – Semur-en-Auxois to Colombes-les-Deux- Eglesis
PHTCTPT Route – Zig Zag to Bushmead
The stage of the two Eglesias, so let’s raise a glass of something delicious and wet to Julio and Enrique! While a talented singer like his father, Enrique has seemingly failed to live up to his father’s legendary ability to procreate with just three children compared to Julio’s eight.
Today’s stage has the following requirements
Cycle – 18.3km with optional 240m of elevation
Swim – 1,830m
Run – 36 minutes and 36 seconds

Stage Seven – 5th of July, 2024
TdF Route – Nuits-Saint-Georges to Gevrey-Chambertin
PHTCTPT Route – Brookton to Brockway
It’s time-trial day! That means short and (generally) flat, so basically a rest-ish day for the Ten Percent Tourists. My advice is to get out and get it done early so that you can relax before tackling the last two stages before our first official rest day.
Today’s stage has the following requirements
Cycle – 2.5km with optional 30m of elevation
Swim – 250m
Run – 5 minutes and 0 seconds

Stage Six – 4th of July, 2024
TdF Route – Macon to Dijon
PHTCTPT Route – Brigadoon to The Vines
One can only presume that Macon is a portmanteau of “maple” and “bacon”. We all know what Dijon is of course so put some mustard on your bacon today in celebration of this momentous occasion!
Today’s stage has the following requirements
Cycle – 16.4km with optional 100m of elevation
Swim – 1,640m
Run – 32 minutes and 48 seconds

Stage Five – 3rd of July, 2024
TdF Route – Saint-Jean-De-Maurienne to Saint-Vulbas
PHTCTPT Route – Sculpture Park to Midland Traino
How many saints are there? Apparently more than 10,000 are recognized by the Roman Catholic Church. My understanding is that to become a saint you must perform miracles in order to be canonized, but a (very) little research on my behalf indicates that a miracle can consist of something as simple as “floating”. It’s silent on whether a wetsuit may be worn, so based upon that and the high prevalence of these events in comparison to the non-wetsuit floatability of most triathletes let’s assume that you all may be eligible to a greater or lesser degree!
Today’s stage has the following requirements
Cycle – 17.7km with optional 105m of elevation
Swim – 1,770m
Run – 35 minutes and 24 seconds

Stage Four – 2nd of July, 2024
TdF Route – Pinerolo to Valloire
PHTCTPT Route – Kalamunda Pub to Mundaring Weir Hotel
Do Pinarello bikes come from Pinerolo? Is there a Catma alternative to the Dogma for our feline fancying friends? Have I run out of stupid things to say? Not even close!
Today’s stage has the following requirements
Cycle – 14.0km with optional 360m of elevation
Swim – 1,400m
Run – 28 minutes and 0 seconds

Stage Three – 1st of July, 2024
TdF Route – Plaisance to Turin
PHTCTPT Route – TV Tower to Gooseberry Hill Base
While the European tourists go searching for the shroud of some bloke born a couple of thousand years ago, we’ll stay a little closer to home and go looking for the remote if we can be bothered. For those hunting elevation this stage should be fairly sedate.
Today’s stage has the following requirements
Cycle – 23.1km with optional 110m of elevation
Swim – 2,310m
Run – 46 minutes and 12 seconds

Stage Two – 30th of June, 2024
TdF Route – Cesenatico to Bologne
PHTCTPT Route – Welshpool Base to Roe
Ticked off stage one with ease? Don’t worry you’ll build into the event and finish feeling fitter than you ever have in late July. If you missed Stage One there are two “rest” days on which to catch up so don’t let that stop you from starting.
Today’s stage has the following requirements:
Cycle – 19.9km with optional 185m of elevation
Swim – 1,990m
Run – 39 minutes and 48 seconds

Stage One – 29th of June, 2024
TdF Route – Florence to Rimini
PHTCTPT Route – Guildford Station to Welshpool Road Climb
Welcome to the first stage of the 2024 edition of the Perth Hills Tri Club Ten Percent Tour! Much like its less important cousin held in the northern hemisphere at around this time of year, the PHTCTPT has a long and storied history. Starting way back in 2021 as a foolish idea to encourage club members to not hibernate over winter it has now grown to one of the most anticipated events on the planet.
Today’s stage has the following requirements:
Cycle – 20.6km with optional 360m of elevation
Swim – 2,060m
Run – 41 minutes and 12 seconds
Bon chance!