For the final Pyrenean component, the Tour de France rider will still have a choice program with four climbs to climb including the Prat d & # 39; Albis program at the top of the rated finish. After 185 km, they will be entitled to a day of rest in Nimes on Monday.
Be careful of the walls of Péguère. Located 38 km from the finish line, the walls of Péguère will be a zone of all danger for generals. The difficulty is well known: 9.3 km up with an average slope of 7.9%, but above all, the transition to almost 18%. "I think we will see some runners sticking to the wall," predicted Bernard Thevenet, the double winner of the Tour de France in 1975 and 1977. For many observers, the 15th stage is also the stage queen of a 4,700m high tour. .
For fond memories of Warren Barguil. On July 14, 2017, Breton won in Foix in front of Nairo Quintana and Alberto Contador after a large number. The success ended the twelve-year shortage of French national days. All with the best polka dot jersey on the shoulders and in the opening of the second victory at the top of Izoard. "Of course that reminds me of happy memories, the smile of the Arkea-Samsic runner. I saw this step, it was not easy and it could suit me. But it would be necessary to see how I recovered."
The audience must exercise. The public must dare to reach the finish line. Traffic and parking are prohibited and roads are closed for almost a week. You have to hike on foot or bike to admire the winner. Just like other days where no vehicle can access. The appearance of the Péguère wall will even be completely banned because of the risk of rock avalanches.
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