TOUR DE FRANCE | 02/07/2021 | 08:15
by Paolo Broggi
After the Chateauroz sprint, the Tour continues its journey from west to east with the Vierzon – Le Creusot of 249.2, the longest stage of the Grande Boucle in 21 years. Getaways, as always are the very long ones in a great lap, but it’s not that simple: at the bottom the ranking is still relatively short and then above all there are 3,000 meters in altitude to overcome.
After a relatively quiet first part that will offer some extraordinary historical destinations – Bourges, Nevers, Bibracte, Autun -, the second part of the stage will offer five GPM and a decidedly challenging finish to reach the threshold of Burgundy.
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The crossing of the Morvan, in fact, promises to be particularly difficult and everyone’s attention is focused in particular on the climb, unprecedented for the Tour, of the Signal d’Uchon, 5.7 km at 5.7% of average gradient that Palio 8, 5 and 2 seconds of bonus.
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