You must have heard about the Lacets de Montvernier already. Since the Tour de France 2015 race route has been announced, we've seen the nice images of these 17 hairpins which form the climb from Pontamafrey towards Montvernier almost everywhere around the world.
What we've seen less however, is the route itself which the riders will take while following these different hairpins.
On Kinomap, we found a video by Florent Ligney, a passionate cyclist who talks about his training and the competitions he participates in on his blog, of this climb. Let's thus discover the Lacets du Montvernier as the riders of the Tour will see them this Thursday at 10 kilometers from the finish in Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne.
Before they'll get there, the riders of the Tour will have done ...
After today's rest day in Pau, the Tour de France 2015 will go on tomorrow, with the first mountain stage. It will take place in the Pyrenees, between Tarbes and La Pierre-Saint-Martin. For La Pierre-Saint-Martin, it'll be the very first time it receives the Tour de France and it's thus not surprising that this finish was being asked for for years now.
The stage will have three 4th category climbs which precede the final climb (see the race route in detail) but it's the mountain top finish which will have a very big influence on the general classification and it might even decide the Tour tomorrow. ...
This article has not been translated in Dutch but you can read it below in French and/or watch the photos of the different cobble stones sections
Demain, la 4ème étape du Tour de France 2015 se déroulera entre Seraing en Belgique et Cambrai en France. Entre les deux, les coureurs passeront pas moins de 7 secteurs pavés, dont un en Belgique et six en France.
Pour velowire.com, Sébastien Barre a fait la reconnaissance des 6 secteurs pavés en France qui feront peur aux coureurs au départ de l'étape de demain !
Je vous livre ci-dessous ses impressions des secteurs ainsi que trois photos pour chacun des secteurs afin que vous puissiez vous y rendre virtuellement dès maintenant !
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