Tour de France 2011: Stage 13 preview

Date: Friday, July 15 2011
From/to: Pau to Lourdes
Distance: 152.5km
Type: High mountains

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Sandwiching the two Pyrenean summit finishes is stage 13, which on paper is the most gentile of this year’s mountainous battlegrounds.

Try telling that to the sprinters who, after yesterday’s seven-hour slog, still have to pass over the Col d’Aubisque, which makes its 73rd appearance in the Tour.

The GC contenders are likely to be saving themselves for tomorrow, especially with some 40km between the summit of the Aubisque and the finish.

Stage 13 profile, Tour de France 2011

Stage 13 map, Tour de France 2011

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