Everything you need to know about the race and its side effects with the eleventh stage, that of all the challenges of the favorites, between Albertville and the terrible Col du Granon Serre Chevalier.
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The profile of the stage: Albertville and the Col du Granon Serre Chevalier. (151.7 km)
The victory could be decided this Wednesday in one of the toughest stages of the 2022 edition. The favorites will no longer be able to hide under the overwhelming heat and on the slopes of two legendary steps of the Tour de France. On the menu, two terrible ascents with the Col du Galibier (17.7 km at 6.9%) and the Col du Granon Serres Chevalier (11.3 km at 9.2%), culminating at 2413 m, again on the menu of the Grande Boucle thirty-six. years after the loss of Bernard Hinault’s yellow jersey (the last time in his career where he was a leader) in favor of his successor Greg LeMond. Before these two difficulties classified out of category, the peloton will have swallowed the bends of Montvernier, short but violent (3.4 km to 8.2%) then the Col du Télégraphe (11.9 km to 7, 1%) followed by a very short decline. Runners will barely have time to breathe when they are already on the Galibier tracks. An exhausting sequence for non-mountain specialists. There will be damage to the overall standings at the end of the day.
The actual departure is set at 12.30 h and the estimated arrival at 16.54 h with an average speed of 42 km / h.
France 2 from 12:05, then France 3 at 12:55 and back to France 2 at 15:00.
The forecast for … Charly Mottet (former winner of three stages of the Tour de France)
The big explanation among the favorites in the final victory should be made on the slopes of the ruthless Granon. Highlights a name to seek victory Tadej Pogacar. The yellow jersey, weakened by the abandonment of two teammates (Vegard Stake Laengen and George Bennett) must eliminate the race as soon as possible knowing that Covid is in the ranks of his team and can hit again at any time. . Offering a career of control and expectation is taking the risk of seeing your training unload new elements and being more exposed than ever to the harassment of the Jumbo-Visma. The double winner of the Grande Boucle has the means to give a blow to the morale of the competition and will not hesitate to do so. “Pogacar is my favorite to go up the Granon in a stage without a valley to recover from the foot of the Telegraph. It can only make a difference. “we slip Charly Mottet
You can’t miss the course:
Albertville overlooks the medieval town of Conflans, a charming stop with its Gothic-style palace, the Maison Rouge and its Museum of Art and History. Sports fans can spend two hours visiting the 1992 Winter Olympics Museum in Albertville. Not far from the city of arrival, that of the famous alpine ski champion Luc Alphand, stands the chapel of Saint-Arnould, one of the oldest religious buildings in Briançon, dating from the twelfth century. Lovers of religious art can extend their getaway with the Museum of Sacred Art in Monêtier-les-Bains.
The specialty for brushing your teeth:
Why not opt for an abundant dish of diots and pormoniers (Savoy sausages) accompanied by crozets in which you will have slipped a few pinches of Beaufort. Cabbage sausage or cabbage pie will be perfect during a stop at the Col du Granon Serre Chevalier. A lower calorie option will result in omelettes and a v. At the end of the meal, try a discovery with larch liqueur.
The expression of the day: “Polishing the rivets of the chair”
It is used when you want to describe a runner with difficulty in the mountains or on the plain but who nevertheless remains seated in the chair without getting up on the pedals.
Ex: “He’s completely adrift this morning, polishing the rivets on the chair.”