Critérium du Dauphiné 2020 Route stage 2: Vienne - Col de Porte

Criterium du Dauphine 2020 profile stage 2Thursday 13 August - The 2nd stage of the Critérium du Dauphiné is 132.5 kilometres long. Which is enough to serve three intermediate climbs and a finish climb on the Col de Porte, which is an irregular beast of 17.5 kilometres.

The Col de Porte is also included in the upcoming Tour de France, although the climb will be tackled from the other side on the 15th of September. Furthermore, it is an intermediate climb on the road Villard de Lans, while the first to reach the summit in the Critérium du Dauphiné is likely to take the leader’s jersey.

The 2nd stage of the Dauphiné sets off from Vienne to serve two warm-up climbs in the first half of the race. Côte de Virville and Côte Roybon – 4.1 kilometres at 5.5% and 1.5 kilometres at 7.1%, respectively – are done after 60 kilometres before a long and gradual descent leads to the foot of the Côte Maillet. This ascent is 6.2 kilometres long and slopes at an average of 8%.

At the top of the Maillet there is 34 kilometres left to race. More than half of this distance is swallowed up by the massive Col de Porte. The first 4 kilometres go up at 7.5% before a flat and a descending kilometre lead onto the rest of the test. Which is more than 11 kilometres long with an average gradient of 8%.

The Col de Porte totals 17.5 kilometres, while the average gradient sits at 6.2%

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