The Six Most Important Tour de France Stages For 2016

Saint-Lô, France, July 2, 2016 (AFP) - Six key stages in the 2016 Tour de France, starting on Saturday: July 5 -- 4th stage Saumur-Limoges, 237.5km The longest stage at 237.5km is almost as arduous as a one-day classic. It's sheer length is what makes it so tough, and dangerous. The pace could be high and splits in the peloton are a real risk. When that happens, it can be fatal to … [Read more...]

The Climbs Of The 2016 Giro d’Italia In Detail

Milan, May 5, 2016 (AFP) - The 2016 Giro d'Italia features six mountaintop finishes, three of which are at high altitude (Alpe di Siusi, Risoul, Sant'Anna di Vinadio), with the remaining three in the 'medium' mountains of Roccaraso, Sestola and Andalo. Below is a list of the race's mountain stages, although it is worth noting that, unlike the Tour de France, none of the most difficult climbs … [Read more...]

The Key Climbs At The 2015 Giro d’ Italia 98th Edition

MILAN, Oct 06, 2014 - The 2015 Giro d'Italia, the 98th edition of the three-week race, features six mountaintop or summit finishes for a total elevation gain of 44,000 metres. Below is a list of the key climbs on the race including length of climb (km), average gradient (in percentage) and altitude reached (metres): Stage 5 (Abetone): Abetone: 17.3 km at 5.4 % (1386 metres) … [Read more...]

The Climbs At The 2014 Giro d’Italia

MILAN, May 08, 2014 - The 97th edition of the Giro d'Italia, which begins in Belfast on Friday, features a total of nine climbs. Four of the mountain top finishes will be on 'medium' mountain ranges, while five will finish at altitude. The highest point of this year's Giro, held from May 9 to June 1, is the famed Stelvio climb (2,758 metres altitude) which will be raced during … [Read more...]

The Key Climbs Of The 2013 Tour de France

PARIS, June 26, 2013 - The key climbing stages of the Tour de France, held from June 29-July 21 (category of climbs in brackets): Stage 8: Castres to Ax-Trois-Domaines 195 km Cote de Saint-Ferreol: 2.2 km long at average gradient of 5.4 percent (4) Col de Pailheres: 15.3 km at 8 percent (unclassified) Ax-Trois-Domaines: 7.8 km at 8.2 percent (1) Stage 9: Saint-Girons to … [Read more...]

Tour de France Stage 11 Climbs

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BELLEGARDE-SUR-VALSERINE, France, July 11, 2012 - Climbs on the the Tour de France 11th stage to be held over 148 km between Albertville and La Toussuire: Stage 11: Albertville to La Toussuire (148 km) Col de la Madeleine: 25.3 km at 6.2 percent (2000 m) Col de la Croix-de-Fer: 22.4 km at 6.9 percent (2067 m) Col du Mollard: 5.7 km at 6.8 percent (1638 m) La Toussuire: 18 … [Read more...]

2012 Tour of Flanders Climbs

BRUGES, Belgium, March 31, 2012 - A list of the 16 climbs on the 2012 edition of the Tour of Flanders, held Sunday over 255 km from Bruges to Oujdenarde: 1. Nokereberg 2. Taaienberg 3. Eikenberg 4. Molenberg 5. Rekelberg 6. Berendries 7. Valkenberg 8. Oude Kwaremont 9. Paterberg 10. Koppenberg 11. Steenbeekdries 12. Nieuwe Kruisberg 13. Oude Kwaremont … [Read more...]

2012 Tour de France Climbs

Here is the list of the climbs on the 2012 Tour de France, the 99th edition of the three-week epic to be held June 30-July 22 (altitude in brackets): Stage 7: La Planche des Belles Filles La Planche des Belles Filles: 5.9 km at 8.5 percent average (1035 metres) Stage 8: Porrentruy Cote de Maison-Rouge: 7.9 km at 5 percent (784 m) Cote de Saignelegier: 7.8 km at 6.1 … [Read more...]

Tour de France Stage18 Climbs

PINEROLO, Italy, July 20, 2011 - A list of the climbs on the 18th stage of the Tour de France Thursday: Stage 18: July 21 - Pinerolo to Galibier Serre-Chevalier (200.5km) Km 107 - Col Agnel - 23.7km at 6.5 (unclassified) Km 145.5 - Col d'Izoard - 14.1km at 7.3 (unclassified) Km 200.5 - Col du Galibier - 22.8km at 4.9 (unclassified) Note: kilometre marks summit. … [Read more...]

Climbs and Mountain Stages of the Tour de France

Details of the climbs used on the Tour de France alpine stages from July 20-22: Stage 17: July 20 - Gap to Pinerolo (179 km) Km 71.5 - Cote de Sainte-Marguerite - 2.8 km at 7.4 percent average gradient (cat. 3) Km 85.5 - La Chaussee - 1.4 km at 8.3 (cat. 3) Km 96.5 - Col de Montgenevre - 7.9 km at 6.1 (cat. 2) Km 117 - Sestriere - 11.1 km at 6.3 (cat. 1) Km 171 - Cote de … [Read more...]