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STAGE 15

When Sunday July 20

Where Embrun-Prato Nevoso

How long 183km

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Due to a landslide, the Tour organisers had to find a tough new route to Italy. The overall favourites will be taking it easy on the first major climb (Col d?Agnel), as it is too far to make an attack. Things will really kick off on the last climb of the day – Prato Nevoso – as it?s a summit finish.

STAGE FACTS

? The Col d?Agnel is the second highest col in this year’s Tour at 2,744 metres.

? The Agnel is the 3rd highest climb ever used in the Tour, displacing the Col de Galibier. The highest is the Bonette-Restefind, which is also on this year’s Tour route.

? Number of mountains above 2,000 metres this year: six.

? Number of mountains above 2,000 metres last year: four.

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