Critérium du Dauphiné 2015 Route stage 6: St. Bonnet en Champsaur - Villard de Lans
Friday, June 12, 2015 – Stage 6 takes the riders in 183 kilometres to the Vercors. Heading from Saint-Bonnet-en-Champsaur to Villard-de-Lans the riders crest six categorized climbs to finish uphill.
The rolling landscape of the first 75 kilometres brings a series of gorgeous peaks – Rampe du Motty (2.3 kilometres at 8.3%), Côte du Barrage de Sautet (2.2 kilometres at 4.4%), Col de la Croix-Haute (5.6 kilometres at 5.9%), Col de Grimone (4.1 kilometres at 6.1%) – and when cresting the latter the riders heave reached the highest point of the stage. What follows is a 35 kilometres descent to the beautiful yet sinister sounding town of Die in the Rhone-Alpes.
Reaching the lower slopes of Col du Rousset the road goes back up again. In 13.8 kilometres the Rousset is by far the longest climb of the day. The average grade is 5.4% and that makes for the label 1st category.
On the Vercors Plateau the riders head for beautiful Gorges de la Bourne at an elevation of 800 metres. So that’s 13 kilometres left to get to the finish line at 1,144 metres. At a 6.2% grade the last 2.2 kilometres are steepest.
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