Strava stats show how brutal stage 13 of the Tour de France is likely to be 

With seven categorised climbs and a long climb to the finish, it’s not going to be easy 

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Stage 13 of the Tour de France 2020 is likely to be an explosive one.

On the road from Châtel-Guyon to Puy Mary, the peloton will have to take on 191km of climbing in the Massif Central mountain range, with seven categorised climbs on the road and 4,400 metres of climbing. 

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Alex Ballinger

Alex Ballinger is editor of BikeBiz magazine, the leading publication for the UK cycle industry, and is the former digital news editor for After gaining experience in local newsrooms, national newspapers and in digital journalism, Alex found his calling in cycling, first as a reporter, then as news editor responsible for Cycling Weekly's online news output, and now as the editor of BikeBiz. Since pro cycling first captured his heart during the 2010 Tour de France (specifically the Contador-Schleck battle) Alex covered three Tours de France, multiple editions of the Tour of Britain, and the World Championships, while both writing and video presenting for Cycling Weekly. He also specialises in fitness writing, often throwing himself into the deep end to help readers improve their own power numbers.  Away from the desk, Alex can be found racing time trials, riding BMX and mountain bikes, or exploring off-road on his gravel bike. He’s also an avid gamer, and can usually be found buried in an eclectic selection of books.