Tour Talk – #TDF2019 @Le_Tour Stage 6 | 7/11/2019 | View all posts by Fr. John Zuhlsdorf →
Firefang (Posted by) Level 4

The Tour continues. Peter Sagan had an amazing sprint to win Stage 5 and Alaphilippe is still, as I write, in the Yellow Jersey. Wellens is King.

They have moved from Alsace into the Vosges. Stage 6 goes from Mullouse to La panche des belles filles, an uphill finish where stages have ended in the past. One of the great things about the Tour coverage is the focus on landmarks along the way. This morning, for example, they looked outside and inside a beautiful gothic church, the Collegiate Church of St-Thiebault. Another they showed is a Cluniac priority founded by Peter the Venerable.

Finish - Stage - Climbs - Kilometer - Finish

The finish of this stage, with its many climbs, is brutal. It’s 160.5km and it has been extended an extra kilometer to wind even higher to the finish on a 24% grade.

The physics of the race is also interesting. A biker can consume...
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