Sat 25 Sep 2010 08:54 BST
Strong rumours from a reliable source, the newspaper Dauphine Libere, that the Etape du Tour 2011 will be either a stage finishing on Alpe d'Huez (from Modane via the Col du Galibier) or Pinerolo to the Col du Galibier. The rumoured date/s are 16th or 17th July 2011.
The actual Tour stages are said to be 21st July, Pinerolo - Col du Galibier and 22nd July, Modane - Alpe d'Huez. We have heard from another source that the 23rd will be a rest day.
We'll post more here if and when we learn more.
Dauphine article: http://www.ledauphine.com/hautes-alpes/2010/09/25/les-hautes-alpes-accueilleront-l-etape-du-tour-velo-magazine