Between the flat stages and the round roof there is an elevated section towards the Pyrenees. The profile is ideal for outliers. There may also be an opportunity for German professionals.
Head out to the Pyrenees! After a largely consistent second week so far and Mark Cavendish’s record of 34 wins, things are now getting tougher again.
Up to 30 degrees, the scorching sun and the profile required for professionals at 108. Tour de France Forecast for Sunday and the last difficult week that followed.
The Road: The 183.7 kilometers from Carcassonne to Cuellan, you really get the hills. Three mountains must be mastered in Category Two and two climbs in Category Three, and the second half of the race is by far the most difficult. For professionals, this is the first start to the Pyrenees stages that are in the program from Sunday.
Favorite: This section could be world champion Julian Alaphilippe. The Frenchman made a solid start and already proved in this round that he can be expected. Multi-level Wout van Aert could also enjoy the stage, but this week he has already won a stage on the Ventoux stage and has spent himself in the process.
Yellow Jersey: The ups and downs of the hills may not be difficult enough to endanger Tadej Pojjakar. While the fugitives and theater hunters search for their chance, Rigoberto Uran and Jonas Vinggaard must wait another day. Since the first real stage of the Pyrenees has already started on Sunday, with Port d’Envalira (2408 metres), among others, the roof of the Tour will be crossed.
GERMANY: Despite the anger and bravery of Nils Politt on Thursday in Nimes, the 27-year-old should be a role model for other German outliers. Veteran profile could be Simon Geschke from the Cofidis team. About the importance of the Tour, Geschke said: “The term Tour is often used. It really starts in May. Of course, other races are important, but the Tour is the focus.”
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