Alsace - Dombach - la - Ville
Around 80 km to Colmar
Beautiful Stage. Really enjoyed it. More photos tomorrow.
Winner: Peter Sagan, Team Bora-Hansgrohe
Last edited by Tom007; 10-07-2019 at 11:49 PM.
Just looked at the route for today! Four cat 1 climbs, plus 3 other lesser climbs. Finishes with a climb with a 20% ramp.
Been on top of the Grand Ballon a couple of times ( car and then hiking. Quite some work
Stage 6/ July 11 • Mulhouse to La Planche des Belle Filles • 19:05 HKT • 3865m total climbing • 1343m max elevation • 14.4% max grade • 7 Climbs • 1 Sprint
Short description/ course profile:
La Planche des Belle Filles:
The 2019 race will feature an extra section of 1 kilometre and to pep things up this section is unpaved, except for the last 100 metres. Beginning with a leg-sapping ramp at 24%, the final kick up is too steep for gravel. The ‘new’ Planche des Belles Filles amounts to 7 kilometres at 8.7%. Stage 6 also includes Le Markstein (10.8 kilometres at 5.4%), Grand Ballon (1.3 kilometres at 9%), Col du Hundsruck (5.3 kilometres at 6.9%), Ballon d’Alsace (11 kilometer à 5,8%) and Col des Croix (3.3 kilometres at 6.1%), making it a testing day.
We got a new overall leader. Giulio Ciccone, Team Trek-Segafredo now in Yellow! Fantastic Stage. More to come tomorrow.