Friday, July 13, 2007

TdF Stage 7 preview

From Bourg-en-Bresse to Le Grand-Bornand, this is Stage 7, or the first mountain stage in this year's Tour. The 197.5 km course features four climbs and two sprints. The one real mountain, Col de la Colombière, a Cat-1 climb, 16 km long with an average grade of 6.8%, comes at km 183, 14 km before the finish. This climb will likely decide tomorrow's winner. Cancellara will probably have to yield the maillot jaune to another rider tomorrow, but I have no idea who it could be.

Due to lack of live video, and with live audio not working either, following the coverage via other sites' live tickers is not a lot of fun, so I may drastically shorten my coverage from now on, and go riding myself.

After Stage 8 on Sunday, the riders will get a well-deserved rest day.

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