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The Col de Manse, the Alpe d'Huez and the Col de Sarenne in video!

Added: wednesday 17 July 2013 at 19:22:00
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    The Col de Manse, the Alpe d'Huez and the Col de Sarenne in video!After the Col de Manse from Gap, the race route of the Embrun-Chorges time trial, we continue the series of videos of the Tour de France 2013 race route in the Alps with the videos of the climb of the Col de Manse from La Bâtie-Neuve (the other side then the one which was climbed on Tuesday), the Alpe d'Huez, the connection route between the Alpe d'Huez and the climb of the Col de Sarenne and the descent of the Col de Sarenne.

    Forming together the most important climbs of tomorrow's Tour de France 2013 stage between Gap and the Alpe d'Huez, these videos will allow you to get a first idea of the places where Chris Froome (Team Sky) will probably has to respond to the attacks from his main competitors!

    The climb of the Col de Manse from La Bâtie-Neuve

    Once they've left the city Gap, the peloton will go off towards La Bâtie-Neuve, where the riders will arrive 4.5 kilometers after the kilometer 0.

    In this city, they'll turn left to start the climb of the Col de Manse, which was already climbed two days before but in the other direction. This climb is more characteristic and the riders will get back on the road they took during the stage which finished in Gap in La Rochette and on the roundabout just after the top of this climb, the riders will continue straight (while they came from the left two days earlier).

    Hereunder you can see the climb of this col, in two parts since I had to stop to help a friend who had a flat tyre in the descent after the climb coming from Gap (of course you can start the video at any location you want to by simply positioning the bike on the map at the desired location):

    The Alpe d'Huez

    You probably know the mythical 21 switchbacks of the Alpe d'Huez from Bourg d'Oisans, which the riders will climb after 108 kilometers in the race. Hereunder you can see this climb in video (again in two videos, this time since I seized the occasion of the Alpe d'Huzes operation to say hi to my cousin!):

    The climb and the descent of the Col de Sarenne

    A few weeks ago, at the occasion of the Critérium du Dauphiné passing there, I allowed you to watch a short video of the descent of the Col de Sarenne, but this time you can discover the climb of this col which has never been climbed before in the Tour de France, from the Alpe d'Huez and the complete descent of this col (you'll see me breaking a lot, mainly because of the gravel on the road, but this will no longer [or much less] be there for the riders in the Tour), in the two videos below:

    After this descent and a long visit of the valley until Bourg d'Oisans, the riders will again climb the Alpe d'Huez, this time up to the usual mountain top where the stage finishes of the Tour de France are usually done. In order to discover the the exact race route of this 18th stage between Gap and the Alpe d'Huez, check it out in on Google Maps!

    by Thomas Vergouwen
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  1. un peut triste pour le courreur français qui est tomber hier au contre la montre...mais je garde espoirs pour toute l'équipe de france avec qui j'espère vas gagner aujourd'hui.......bonne chance tout le monde et courrage ...les français sont les meilleurs...laurent de sarrians...le:18.07.2013.a:10h.55.06.

    | bauso.laurent. | thursday 18 July 2013 at 10:55:15

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