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Stage 4 begins in Italy (Pinerolo), ends in France (Valloire) and contains three main climbs. The third is the Col du Galibier, which tops out at 2,642 meters. By the tip of this internship, we might know who will be capable of stick with and problem Pogacar.

Stage 6 runs via Burgundy, 163 kilometers from Macon to Dijon and needs to be probably the most scenic phases, crammed with vineyards and villages. It's a flat stage, which suggests a possible dash end and an opportunity for Cavendish to make historical past (if he hasn't already).

Stage 7 is the primary of two particular person time trials, 23 kilometers from Nuits-Saint-Georges to Gevrey-Chambertin via northern Burgundy.

Stage 9 would be the first-ever TDF stage to incorporate gravel. The Troyes-to-Troyes loop is 199 kilometers and contains 14 gravel sections totaling 32 kilometers. Gravel using and racing have turn into widespread in recent times and is sort of totally different, and quite a bit bouncer, than street racing. It might be attention-grabbing to see how the riders adapt when it comes to technique and the way they arrange their bikes to deal with the gravel.

Stages 14 and 15 might be up, up, up within the Pyrenees. And by the tip of those two lengthy, grueling and scenic phases, we must always have a good suggestion of ​​what riders might be on the rostrum in Nice as top-three finishers. And who will put on the polka-dot, King of the Mountains jersey.

Stages 19 and 20 every embody a number of main climbs, making this probably the most tough closing three days within the historical past of the TDF, once you add within the Stage 21 particular person time trial. One factor is for sure: Whoever wins this TDF could have earned it.

A Tour de France with a Difference