Start strook 11: Auchy-lez-Orchies ***
In correct state, although irregular and difficult in the second half.
First used in 1980. The second section, Nouveau Monde, was skipped in 2007 and 2008 due to the poor condition of the cobbles, but part of this section has since been repaired and will return to the race in 2009. The sector rises from 40 to 54m. It is almost flat in the form of a semi-circle.