105. Tour de France 2018 : Stage 13 preview


Distance: 169,5 km
Climbs: 2
Points for the polka dot jersey: 3
Points for the green jersey: 70
Fictive start: 13h35
Real start: 13h45
Estimated finish: 17h21 – 17h41
Village opening: 10h30
Guest :
Thierry Fremaux (Festival Director of Cannes)
Bourg d’Oisans
3350 inhabitants, stage-city for the 22nd time
- The peloton traditionally rides into Bourg d’Oisans on its way up l’Alpe d’Huez.
- The small town was also the start of many historical mountain stages, as was the case in 1952 when Fausto Coppi blew the peloton to pieces on his was to Sestriere.
- Set in the cellar of the St Laurent church, the Alps minerals and wildlife museum is fascinating and original. The wealth of its collections of minerals and the liveliness of its wildlife items make it a formidable spot to discover the natural heritage of Oisans
Valence
64 060 inhabitants, stage-city for the 3rd time
- The first stage finish in Valence took place in 1996 and saw the victory of Jose Jaime “Chepe” Gonzalez, who restored the pride of Colombian cycling, struggling since the days of Lucho Herrera and Fabio Parra.
- Since 2014, Valence hosts the Drome Classic, whose first winner as Romain Bardet. Valence is also the birthplace of Charly Mottet, winner of three Tour stages between 1987 and 1991. Two active riders, Axel Domont, Pierre Latour (AG2R-La Mondiale) and Guillaume Bonnafond (Cofidis) also hail from Valence.
- Built in the early 16th century by Andoine de Dorne, the house of heads marks the passage from the late Gothic to the Renaissance style. It owes its name to the presence of several sculpted heads.
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