We have to go back to 2012 for the last time a big pro-cycling event visited arrival place Mâcon. Five years ago the Tour de France travelled from Mâcon to Bellegarde-sur-Valserine, where Thomas Voeckler brought an early break home.
La Tour-de-Salvagny is departure place of the 5th stage in the Critérium du Dauphiné. After leaving the village near Lyon the riders start to climb the punchy Côte de Belmont d’Azergues – 1.4 kilometre at 8.6% – before the route continues for almost 50 kilometres on undulating terrain. Then four climbs follow within a 32 kilometres frame with the Col du Fut d’Avenas the most prominent. The Avenas climbs in 8.8 kilometres at an average gradient of 5.1%. This is is the toughest climb, the other three are marked by similar grades yet they are much shorter.
Stage 5 is played out in the rolling Burgundy countryside. The last hill – Col du Bois Clair: 3.6 kilometres at 3.9% – is crested with 32.5 kilometres left before the race probably comes down to a bunch sprint in Mâcon.
The first three riders on the line take time bonuses of 10, 6 and 4 seconds.
Critérium du Dauphiné 2017 stage 5: Route maps, height profiles, and more
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Final kilometres 5th stage
Start in La-Tour-de-Salvagny
Finish in Mâcon
Final 5 kilometres 5th stage
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