Tour de France - 7th stage.  Tomblaine

Tour de France – 7th stage. Tomblaine

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Three years after its last appearance, the Super Planche Des Belles Filles (7km at 8.7%) is back on the Tour de France route. It is the first arrival at the top of this 2022 edition. A boon for the favorites in the general classification who will be able to test their opponents. Here is everything you need to know for this new day of racing, between Tomblaine and La Super Planche Des Belles Filles.

What course?

The stage will be 176.3 kilometers long. The first part of the stage is flat, up to 76.3 kilometers. Attacks at the head of the peloton will fuse to try to take the breakaway. 68 kilometers from the finish, the riders arrive at the top of the first difficulty of the day, the Col de Grosse Pierre (3.1 km at 6.4%), then they will continue with the Col des Croix (3.2 km at 6 .3%). Finally, the runners will arrive at the foot of La Super Planche Des Belles Filles (7 km at 8.7%). This will be the first great opportunity to create gaps in the mountains.

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What issues?

It is the first arrival at the top of this edition of the Tour de France. The favorites for the general classification will want to mark the occasion. Riders like Primoz Roglic (Jumbo-Visma) or Ben O’Connor (AG2R Citroën), who lost time on the cobblestone stage this Wednesday, will have to attack from afar to try to recover seconds in the general classification. Tadej Pogacar (UAE Team Emirates) had knocked out the Tour de France 2021, from the first arrival at the top. Will he do the same this Friday?

The morning break could play for victory. In 2019, Dylan Teuns (Bahrain Mérida) and Guilio Ciccone (Trek-Segafredo) played for victory after leaving early in the morning.

The polka dot jersey could change shoulders. Magnus Cort-Nielsen (EF Eduaction-Easypost) currently dominates the ranking. But 10 points will be awarded to the winner of the stage. If this same rider takes the lead in the first two difficulties of the day, he will take the best climber’s tunic.

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Which favorites for victory on the 7th stage of the Tour de France?

If the favorites in the general classification decide to play for victory, names like Tadej Pogacar (UAE Team Emirates), Jonas Vingegaard (Jumbo-Visma) or Adam Yates (Ineos Grenadiers) will be the most cited. On the French side, David Gaudu (Groupama-FDJ) and Romain Bardet (Team DSM) will be able to do well.

If the break goes to the end, Thibaut Pinot (Groupama-FDJ) can win. He evolves at home, he who lives in Mélisey, near La Super Planche des Belles Filles. The former winner of the Tour of Lombardy knows the terrain perfectly. Dylan Teuns (Bahrain Victorious), discreet until now, could grow wings and do it again after his victory in 2019.

What classifications at the start of stage 7 Tomblaine – La Super Planche Des Belles Filles?

Thursday evening in Longwy, Tadej Pogacar took power over this Tour de France 2022. Stage winner, the Slovenian, who took the yellow jersey in favor of Belgian Wout Van Aert, now has a 4-second lead over Neilson Powless (EF Education EasyPost), his first pursuer in the general classification. The first Frenchman, Romain Bardet (Team DSM) is in 9th place, 1’01” from Pogacar.

What are the times for the peloton and the caravan?

The actual start of this stage will be given at 1:15 p.m. from Tomblaine and the finish is scheduled for around 5:30 p.m. at the top of La Planche Des Belles Filles. The advertising caravan will leave at 11:05 a.m.

Profile of the 7th stage of the Tour de France ASO

What weather?

The sun will be there for this 7th stage. It will even be hot! The temperature will be 27 degrees. The wind will be from behind and will blow at 15km/h.

Tour de France – 7th stage. Tomblaine – Super Planche Des Belles Filles, first arrival at the top!

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