profile, schedules, forecast and places to see from the 8th stage

Everything you need to know about the race and its side effects with the eighth stage, between Dunkirk and Lausanne and its final explosive.

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Stage profile: Dole-Lausanne (186.3 km)

Before starting the serious things on the slopes of the Alps on Saturday, the punchers will have the opportunity to stand out from the Jura to reach the Olympic capital, Lausanne. As on Friday with the stage of the Planche des Belles Filles, we will have to wait until the end of the school year to attend a great explanation among the favorites. With an uphill finish and very good percentages in the last kilometer (up to 13%), the final promises to be explosive. He could have adapted perfectly to a Julian Alaphilippe, who was finally absent, but he could also have smiled at a driver like Benoît Cosnefroy (A2R Citroën) or Alexis Vuillermoz (TotalEnergies) who stood out on Thursday on arrival in Longwy before of getting stuck on the track. last long. But teams with punches in their ranks must first ensure that the race is blocked to prevent the multiplication of escape attempts. And, no doubt, there will be many on this mountainous route without much difficulty.

Dole-Lausanne (186.3 km) ASO


The actual start is set at 13.30 and the estimated arrival at 17.40 with an average speed of 42 km / h.

The forecast for … Gilles Maignan, former racer, driver of the management car

I see a good getaway that will get to the end in Lausanne. I’m looking at the profile of the stage with a few hills … I would bet on the victory of Bauke Mollema (Trek Segafredo). He’s a hellish messenger, the kind of backpacker who, when he starts working, doesn’t let go. And the stage isn’t too difficult either, maybe it suits you. But if you had the science infused with the forecast, it would give you the lottery numbers, not the winner of the day!

You can’t miss the course:

In Dole, we will first pay tribute to this benefactor of humanity with the discovery of the rabies vaccine that is Louis Pasteur, born 200 years ago in this city of the Jura. The birthplace of the French scientist, located in a picturesque area, has been transformed into a museum. A city of art and history, Dole is also home to a magnificent 16th-century collegiate church in Notre-Dame. Lausanne does not lack points of interest, starting with the Olympic Museum, the Fondation de l’Hermitage museum, dedicated to the fine arts, but also Aquatis, the largest freshwater aquarium in Europe.

The specialty for brushing your teeth:

Be tempted by Comté-based dishes, Jura cheese with Franc Comté pork or a tasty Morteau sausage. To accompany it all, a glass of yellow wine or straw seems essential. You will have many options in Lausanne: papet vaudois (vaudois sausage, leeks and potatoes) or lighter, a perch fillet to enjoy by the lake, of course. He also closes his eyes with the cut with greubons, a salty pasta, made of puff pastry and lard. A curiosity that you can break on: the corks of Vaud, pastry similar to corks.

Phrase of the day: “Meet a bear”

It’s never a good sign when you like to bite the pedal, as that expression means being the victim of a big bomb hit. The origin is very uncertain but probably linked to the crossing of the mountains where the bears live.

Ex: “Up to the foot of the Col du Coq, I was standing but on the way up I came across a bear. Burned, empty, ready! ”

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