profile, times, forecast and places to see of the 11th stage

profile, times, forecast and places to see of the 11th stage

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Everything you need to know about the race and its side effects with the eleventh stage, that of all the challenges for the favorites, between Albertville and the terrible Col du Granon Serre Chevalier.

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The profile of the stage: Albertville and the Col du Granon Serre Chevalier. (151.7km)

Victory could be decided this Wednesday in one of the toughest stages of the 2022 edition. The favorites will no longer be able to hide under the crushing heat and on the slopes of two mythical passes of the Tour de France. On the menu, two terrible climbs with the Col du Galibier (17.7 km at 6.9%) and the Col du Granon Serres Chevalier (11.3 km at 9.2%), culminating at 2413 m, back to the menu of the Grande Boucle thirty-six years after the loss of the yellow jersey of Bernard Hinault (the last time in his career where he was leader) in favor of his successor Greg LeMond. Before these two difficulties classified out of category, the peloton will have already swallowed the Montvernier hairpin bends, short but violent (3.4 km at 8.2%) then the Col du Télégraphe (11.9 km at 7.1%) followed by a very short descent. The runners will barely have time to breathe when they will already be on the slopes of the Galibier. An exhausting sequence for non-mountain specialists. There will be damage to the general classification at the end of the day.

Albertville and the Granon Serre Chevalier pass. (151.7km) ASO

Schedules:

The actual start is set at 12:30 p.m. and the estimated arrival at 4:54 p.m. with an average speed of 42 km/h.

Television Broadcasting:

France 2 from 12:05 p.m. then France 3 at 12:55 p.m. and return to France 2 at 3:00 p.m.

The prognosis of… Charly Mottet (former winner of three stages of the Tour de France)

The big explanation between the favorites for the final victory should take place on the slopes of the ruthless Granon. A name stands out to seek victory Tadej Pogacar. The yellow jersey, weakened by the abandonment of two teammates (Vegard Stake Laengen and George Bennett) must knock out the race as quickly as possible knowing that the Covid is prowling in the ranks of his team and that he can strike again at any time. Delivering a race of control and expectation is to take the risk of seeing his training offload new elements and to be more exposed than ever to the harassment of the Jumbo-Visma. The double winner of the Grande Boucle has the means to strike a blow to the morale of the competition and will not hesitate to do so. “Pogacar is my favorite to go climb the Granon in a stage without a valley to recover from the foot of the Telegraph. Even alone he can make the difference”slips us Charly Mottet

Not to be missed on the course:

Albertville is overlooked by the medieval town of Conflans, a charming stopover with its Gothic-style palace, the Maison Rouge and its Museum of Art and History. Sports fans can spend two hours visiting the 1992 Winter Olympics museum in Albertville. Not far from the arrival town, that of the famous alpine ski champion Luc Alphand, stands the Saint-Arnould chapel, one of the oldest religious buildings in Briançon, dating from the 12th century. Lovers of religious art can extend their getaway with the Museum of Sacred Art in Monêtier-les-Bains.

Visiting the 1992 Winter Olympics Museum in Albertville DR

The specialty to get your teeth into:

Why not opt ​​for a hearty dish of diots and pormoniers (Savoyard sausages) accompanied by crozets in which you have slipped a few pinches of Beaufort. The cabbage sausage or the cabbage pie will be perfect during a stopover at Col du Granon Serre Chevalier. A lower calorie option will lead to trout and a v. At the end of the meal, try a discovery with larch liqueur.

The expression of the day: “Polishing the rivets of the saddle”

To be used when one wants to describe a runner in difficulty in the mountains or on the plain but who nevertheless remains seated in his saddle without getting up on his pedals.

Ex: “He is completely adrift this morning, polishing the rivets of the saddle.”


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