Why the Col de Manse could be decisive on today's Tour stage

The famous climb and descent of the Col de Manse have played their part in previous editions of the Tour de France

Photo: Graham Watson

Thanks to the popularity of Gap as a Tour de France stage host, the descent off the Col de Manse has featured a number of times through the years.

This col first appeared in 1971 and since then some of the racing up and down this climb has stood out, at times proving to be a talking point from that year's race as a whole.

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