Sunday, July 22, 2007

TdF Stage 15 preview

Day 2 in the Pyrenees. Tomorrow's Stage 15, 196 km long, is this year's toughest stage, the Queen Stage. Between Foix and Loudenvielle-Le Louron the riders have to master five climbs:

Km 27.5: Col de Port: 11.4 km climb @ 5.3 % grade / 2nd Cat.
Km 98.5: Col de Portet d'Aspet: 5.7 km climb @ 6.9 % grade / 2nd Cat.
Km 114: Col de Menté: 7.0 km climb @ 8.1 % grade / 1st Cat.
Km 159.5: Port de Balès: 19.2 km climb @ 6.2 % grade / hors catégorie
Km 184.5: Col de Peyresourde: 9.7 km climb @ 7.8 % grade / 1st Cat.

For better illustration:


If you think today's stage was exciting, it can only get better tomorrow.

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