102nd Tour de France, Stage 14

By: albertocontadornotebook

Jun 15 2015

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Stage 14, July 18: Rodez – Mende, 178.5 km

Four categorized climbs are on offer in Stage 14, but one dwarfs the others: the Côte de la Croix Neuve. Only a second category climb, Croix Neuve continues this Tour’s theme of ending stages with a short, sharp shock. It will cause pain.

Contador has won here twice before in his career, but in his last attempt he was bested in a good show by Joachim Rodgríguez and followed to the line by an irate teammate, Alexandre Vinokouov, who wanted the win for himself.

Highlights:

Km 20: Côte de Pont-de-Salars (4th-cat., 1.3 km at 5.8%)

Km 78.5: Intermediate sprint at Millau

Km 89.5: Feedzone at Le Mas

Km 146: Côte de Sauveterre (2nd cat., 9 km at 6% avg.)

Km 169.4: Côte de Chabrits (4th cat., 1.9 km at 5.9%)

Km 170 (finale): Côte de la Croix Neuve (2 cat., 3 km at 10% avg.)

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Start time: 12:35
Real racing: 12:45
Finish time: 16:48-17:13

Riding for Tinkoff-Saxo:
41 Alberto Contador
42 Ivan Basso
43 Daniele Bennati
44 Roman Kreuziger
45 Rafal Majka
46 Michael Rogers
47 Peter Sagan
48 Matteo Tosatto
49 Michael Valgren

Click below to see other stages:

Intro, Route, Stage 1, Stage 2, Stage 3 Stage 4 Stage 5 Stage 6, Stage 7, Stage 8 Stage 9 Stage 10 Stage 11 Stage 12, Stage 13, Stage 14

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