Tour de France 2022: Legendary passes, Peyragudes Altiport in the final package ... 17th stage
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Tour de France 2022: Legendary passes, Peyragudes Altiport in the final package … 17th stage

A complete cover of the legends of the Pyrenees. After the first act that actually caused damage, on Tuesday, it was the seventeenth stage of The Tour de France, Wednesday 20 July, offers a grueling 129.7 km, with four Hautes-Pyrénées ascents. Contestants will start from Saint-Gaudens (Haute-Garonne) and arrive at a port Pyragodis (Hautes-Pyrénées), at 1,580 meters above sea level.

What is a stage file?

The first half of the stage can allow the establishment of a separation Before the average sprint at La-Barthe-de-Neste at kilometer 33. What follows? Four lanes during the remaining 70 kilometers. Enough to wash off the already worn out peloton for the previous 16 days of racing. Legendary Colonel Aspen (12 km by 6.5%)borrowed by the Tour 74 times, will soon be followed by the Arquette Danesan (8.5 km to 5.1%).

Glimpse of the 17th stage of the Tour de France between Saint-Gaudens and Pyracudas, 20 July 2022 (ASO)

Once you overcome these first two difficulties and cross the village of Saint-Lary-Soulan, the peloton will have to climb the infinite cAll de Val laurenoil (10.7 km to 6.8%). The stage will end up like a grand finale with the highest percentages on average. TheClimb to the station Pyragodis (8 km to 7.8%) and its port, marks the highest end of this tour in the Pyrenees.

Which Knights could shine at this point?

Once again, this day promises a great game of cranks for climbers. Fighters could also get involved in a breakup that will likely drag on to the end, given the fewer and fewer numbers available in the two boss formations. Thibaut Pinot (Groupama-FDJ) has one of his last chances for victory on the stage he aspires to. Damiano Caruso (victor of Bahrain), who was already up front the day before, could be there, just as Matteo Jorgensen (Movistar) showing good form at the end of Grand Buckley.

In such a profile, Tadej Pogacar (UAE team) can continue to harass the yellow jersey, Jonas Weinggaard (Jumbo-Visma), who is still firmly sticking to his cap and perfectly supported by Sepp Kuss. For his part, Romain Bardet (Team DSM), who previously won the Peyragudes Altiport in 2017, will be keen to recover after his disappointment on Tuesday.

Why can the gaps widen in the last kilometer?

whether I’sequence Collars will wear out living things, especially the latter rise of Which should make the difference between the best. The last two kilometers will be especially demanding. The 13% over 1 km run up to La Sapinière will raise lactic acid, before the more regular part by 6%, then the final electric with lanes over 16% over 1 km.

A glimpse of the rise of Peyragudes who will be ascended at the end of the 17th stage of the Tour de France on July 20, 2022. (ASO)

In the past, some have done well, others have lost their foothold on the last slopes. In 2017, when Roman Bardet raised his arms, Christopher Froome, who was having a hard time at the last wall, ditched his yellow jersey for a few seconds. In 2012, on a track very similar to that of 2017, Alejandro Valverde took advantage of the order that Sky had given Christopher Froome to wait for its leader Bradley Wiggins.

What are the dates?

1:00 pm. : Beginning of replays in France 2 and france.tv
1:15 pm: Fantastic start
1:25 pm: A real start
4:50 p.m.: Scheduled arrival at Peyragudes


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