Gear check: What gear ratios did riders choose to conquer the Grand Ballon?

The Tour de France Femmes peloton changed their gearing for the final weekend in the Vognes Mountains

Bikes of the 2022 Tour de France Femmes
(Image credit: Anne-Marije Rook)

Saturday’s seventh stage at the Tour de France Femmes avec Zwift was the first of two tough climbing stages this weekend, which are set to decide the general classification and overall winner of the race.

With that in mind,  Cycling Weekly went to the start in Sélestat to visit some of the bigger teams to see how the mechanics aim help their riders deal with the punishing climbs of the Vosges Mountains.

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Owen Rogers is an experienced journalist, covering professional cycling and specialising in women's road racing. He has followed races such as the Women's Tour and Giro d'Italia Donne, live-tweeting from Women's WorldTour events as well as providing race reports, interviews, analysis and news stories. He has also worked for race teams, to provide post race reports and communications.