Tour de France 17th Stage

On Wednesday, July 22, to be held on the 17th stage of the Tour de France by 2015. This is the first Alpine stage of this tour. The start is in Digne-les-Bains. The attraction ends uphill in Pra-Loupe. How the race of this alpine trip out? Which mountains have climbed during the mountain stage? What are the details of these columns Ascension? What are the Favorites to the victory stage in the first Alpine stage?

Starting point: Digne-les-Bains

Digne-les-Bains is a commune in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence. The city of Digne-les-Bains has over 17,000 inhabitants. On 24 March 2015, there was a terrible disaster site near Digne-les-Bains in the region collapsed Germanwings Flight 9525 down with 150 people died. The plane was en route from Duesseldorf to Barcelona. Possibly letting the co-pilot, who had mental health problems, with this airplane crash deliberately.
Digne-les-Bains in the Tour de France
Digne-les-Bains in the past two times the finish of a tour stage. In 2005 ended the 12th stage, which was won by the French climber David Moncoutie. in 2008, the 14th stage, which was won by Spaniard Oscar Freire.

Finish Location: Pra Loupe

PRA Loupe is a well-known ski resort in the French Alps. The idea of this place to make a big ski resort was built around 1950 and then ski came in the 60 ‘s. PRA Loupe is located near the town of Barcelonnette. PRA Loupe is located in the Department of Alpes-de-Haute-Provence.
PRA Loupe in Tour de France
Two times before La Loupe was shutdown at one stage in the Tour. In 1975, it ended on the 15th stage, which was won by Frenchman Bernard Thevenet. Climb to Pra Loupe is considered by many cycling experts climbing “where the great Dominion Cannibal Eddy Merckx was shaken. He lost the day the yellow Jersey.In all five previous participations in the Tour de France, Merckx had taken the overall victory, but he was finally in 1975 Tour of “only” second in the overall standings.
In 1980, finished second time a Tour stage in Pra Loupe. It was the 16th stage, which was won by the Belgian Joseph Schoenmaecker, who drove for the team-Marc Carlos VRD
PRA Loupe in Dauphiné
In the Critérium du Dauphiné 2015, there was also a scene filmed at the start in Digne-les-Bains and finish at Pra Microscope, using the same route as the Tour scene. The rider in the Dauphiné was won by Frenchman Romain Bardet, the American Tejay van Garderen and Briton Chris Froome.

Course 17th stage of the Tour de France, 2015

This is the first Alpine ride to Tour de France by 2015. This step has a length of 161 kilometers. The first part of this paper mountain stadium is not very heavy, but the riders have assigned some very difficult climbs in the final: Col d’Allos and last pitch to the Pra-Loup.
The 17 stage starts at 00:45. In the first part of the stage are two climbs in the third category. The first is Col des Leques. The upper part of the ascent, which is located at an altitude of 1148 metres.The riders reach the top of the first pitch for them in this tour 40 kilometers, entitled. The two climb, the Col de Toutes Aures, in the form of climbing represents not so much. To reach the top of this climb them after 67 kilometers course. Here are three major climbs.
Col de la Colle-Saint-Michel
The ascent of the Col de la Colle-Saint-Michel starts after 87.5 km race. This is a column of the second category. The peak is located at an altitude of 1431 m. The riders will come after 96 km race at the top of this upgrade. This upgrade has an average gradient of 4.2%. From the top riders still need 65 kilometers cycle to finish.
Col d’Allos
After a short descent starting at the longest climb of this stage: the Col d’Allos. The first few kilometers of which are “false flat” and figure does not count the official climb. That “false flat” piece is in Beauvezer between sprint. The official ascent begins after 115.5 kilometers course and has a length of 23.5 kilometers. Medium gradient of 4.3%. When the riders at the top of this upgrade came, they still have to cycle 21 kilometres to the finish.
Pra-Loup
From the top of the Col d’Allos riders may first be presented with a long downhill. At 6.2 kilometres from the finish begins final ascent to the Pra-Loup. This climb is placed in the second category. But it’s a tough final ascent. It has an average gradient of 6.5%, the steepest increases by about 10 percent.

Preview: Favorites

What are the favourites for victory in the first Alpine stage? Probably fight for the stage victory coming mainly from top management riders: Nairo Quintana and Chris Froome. Possible, Quintana’s team-mate Valverde to interfere in the fight for victory. The last ascent of this mountain stage can be the setting for a major battle between GC riders.

Rash and record 17. Stage

The German Simon Geschke won the Alpine stage. He crossed the finish line solo. Geschke was the strongest by a group of early escapees. Secondly, Talansky, uranium was third, fourth and fifth place were Pinot Franc. The Dutchman Steven Kruijswijk, who also belonged to the early break, was sixth in today’s. When classification riders were the biggest news Tejay van Garderen was third in the standings, in this turn bad had to resign.
During the trip, there were several attacks, including Contador and Quintana. Later in the trip came in a descent, Contador crashed and he lost a couple of minutes in the overall standings. On the last pitch was not successful Quintana to drive away from Froome. Eventually, they came in at the same time. A few seconds behind Valverde finished and Nibali. Gesink lost several minutes on the podium candidates, but won a place in the rankings of failure Van Garderen. Mollema lost some more time on this trip, but was standing 9 in the standings.

Live on TV

The first Alpine stage of the Tour de France in 2015 will be broadcast live on television from the NOS Studio Sport, Sporza VRT/and Eurosport. The live broadcasts start at around 14h10.

The next stage: the 18th stage

After the 17th stage follows on Thursday, 23 July to the 18th stage, Gap-Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne. This is the second Alpine stage of the Tour in 2015. During this journey must be negotiated include the Col du Glandon.

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