The opening 22 kilometres are for warming up and then the climbing starts. Over a distance of 66.5 kilometres, three cols are crested. In order of appearance these are; Côte des Gets (10.3 kilometres at 4.9%, category2), Col du Corbier (7.5 kilometres at 7.5%, category1) and Pas de Morgins (6 kilometres at 5.6%, category 2).
After the 15.5 kilometre descent of Pas de Morgins, a flat section of 22.5 kilometres leads the riders into Martigny, which in 8 days time, will be the dparture town of the closing climb stage in the Tour de Suisse.
They take a different road today and head for the top of the Col de la Forclaz, a 12.6 kilometre climb with an average gradient of 8.2%. After plunging down for almost 10 kilometres the piece de resistance is served, the hors catégorie climb up Finhaut-Émosson – 10.2 kilometres at 8%.
Critérium du Dauphiné 2014 stage 7: Images and more
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