Tour de France 2020 :

In the aftermath of a redefinition of the general classification and of a most intense duel between Primoz Roglic and Tadej Pogacar, the fight for the yellow jersey resumes on tricky grounds.

No rest for the brave, the journey in Savoy continues with an ascent to ever steeper passes. The peloton will certainly not be in the same conditions as at the start of the Tour, and the attacks are likely to focus on more “easy” passes such as the Cormet de Roselend, the Col des Saisies and the Col des Aravis. And for the more courageous, the Montée du Plateau des Glières promises to be quite a task. This ascent is 6 km at more than 11% on average with passages at 15%. The wall is interminable and as a bonus, it is surmounted by a stony rising false flat of 1800 meters, to put the runners in the red, before the technical descent to La Roche-sur-Foron … and a new climb, no -listed to break the pace: the Col des Fleuries, a 7 km long climb at almost 5% average.

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The technical details of the 18th stage of the 107th edition of the Tour de France:

Fictitious departure: from 12:05 p.m. on the Méribel altiport track

Actual departure: from 12:30 p.m. on the N90 in Moûtiers, after 21.5 km in parade

Distance: 175 kilometers

Arrival: around 5:30 p.m. on boulevard du Maquis des Glières in La Roche-sur-Foron

The difficulties of the day:
Km 46 – 1st cat. : Cormet de Roselend (18.6 km at 6.1% average)
Km 67.5 – 3rd cat. : Coast of the Route des Villes (3.2 km at 6.6%)
Km 91 – 2nd cat. : Col des Saisies (14.6 km at 6.4%)
Km 117.5 – 1st cat. : Col des Aravis (6.7 km at 7%)
Km 143.5 – Non-cat. : Climb to the Glières plateau (6 km at 11.2%)

Favorites :
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Miguel Angel López (Astana Pro Team), Tadej Pogacar (UAE Team Emirates), Primoz Roglic (Team Jumbo-Visma)

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Mikel Landa (Bahrain-McLaren), Enric Mas (Movistar Team), Richie Porte (Trek-Segafredo), Rigoberto Urán (EF Pro Cycling)

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Thomas De Gendt (Lotto-Soudal), Ben Hermans (Israel Start-up Nation), Sepp Kuss (Team Jumbo-Visma), Valentin Madouas (Groupama-FDJ), Guillaume Martin (Cofidis, Solutions Crédits), Sébastien Reichenbach (Groupama- FDJ), Pierre Rolland (B&B Hôtels-Vital Concept), Pavel Sivakov (INEOS Grenadiers), Adam Yates (Mitchelton-Scott)

TV:
– From 11:55 am on Tipik, then from 1:40 pm on La Une (RTBF), with Rodrigo Beenkens and Cyril Saugrain in the comments.
– From 11:55 am on France 2, then from 12:55 pm on France 3, then from 3:05 pm on France 2 with Alexandre Pasteur, Laurent Jalabert and Marion Rousse in the comments.
– From 12:00 pm on Eurosport 1 with Guillaume Di Grazia, Jacky Durand and Steve Chainel in the comments.

Weather: between 26 and 29 ° C in the plain, between 19 and 24 ° C on the summits, slightly cloudy with clearings, west-north-west to south wind blowing between 10 and 15 km / h.

The maps and profiles of the 18th stage of the Tour de France 2020:

Map – 18th stage – Tour de France 2020 – ASO / Geoatlas

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