With Col de Tamié (8.5 kilometres at 6.4%) and Col de la Forclaz (8.1 kilometres at 7.8%) the warm-up is well underway with 60 kilometres done. Then the middle section of the race comprises Col de la Croix Fry (11.2 km, 7%) and Col des Aravis (4.3 kilometres, 5.8%), both located at an elevation of 1,500 metres and both crested within an 8.5 kilometres time frame.
Pff, time for a break. A 40 kilometres drop, only interrupted by a ten kilometres false flat… and then riders are at the foot of the multistage rocket making up the final.
First the short and steep Côte des Amerands – 2.7 kilometres at 11.2% – and after a negligible descent the route continues to Saint-Gervais Mont Blanc. The ascent is 7 kilometres at an average grade of 7.7%. Top-finish!
Race report/race results stage 7, 2015 Dauphiné.
Critérium du Dauphiné 2015 stage 7: Images and more
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