When Wednesday July 23
Where Embrun-Alpe d?Huez
How long 210km
IMPACT ON CLASSIFICATIONS
Two classic climbs before heading up the legendary Alpe d?Huez where so many great cyclists have won. With legends like Hinault, Pantani and Armstrong all winning stages at the top of Alpe d?Huez, every climber wants to add their name to this prestigious list. Whoever is in yellow after this stage will probably go all the way to the final time trial with it, if not Paris. The stage has three hors category climbs, they don?t come tougher than this, meaning it?s a day when the overall contenders could win or lose the race for good.
? Alpe d?Huez appears for the 26th time in Tour history
? There are more kilometres of climbing on this stage than any other ? 63.4km of a total 210km are uphill.
? 19 times out of the 25 stages at Alpe d?Huez, the man wearing yellow at the top has won overall.
? Giving five points to Hors-category climbs down to one point for a fourth-category climb this stage scores 17 points. Tied second are stages nine and ten each with 14 points.
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