Tour de France 2016 Favourites stage 20: All-or-nothing for Aru or Quintana
For the GC contenders the 2016 Tour de France basically ends with the plunge down to Morzine. Totalling at 146.5 kilometres, stage 20 comes with 44 kilometres of climbing. No summit finish however, the the line lies at the end of a 12 kilometres descent. The parcours is tailor-made for an all-or-nothing attack by the likes of Aru and Bardet. (Slideshow route/profile)
Yet, after stage 8 we know Chris Froome has transformed. All of a sudden he is one of the best descenders in the pack, so why bother to put pressure on him in the descent? An early attack is the (only) way to go.
The riders are to crest four passes: Col des Aravis (6,7 kilometres at 7%), Col de la Colombiére (11.7 kilometres at 5.8%), Col de la Ramaz (13.9 kilometres at 7.1%) and Col de Joux Plane (11.6 kilometres at 8.5%), before they plunge down to Morzine, albeit the drop is interspersed by a short and modest climb at 2.9%.
Stage 20 in the Tour de France is 100% attackers territory. And a good descender like Pantano could be in business, too.
Favourites 20th stage Tour de France 2016:
*** Romain Bardet, Fabio Aru, Chris Froome, Vincenzo Nibali, Rafal Majka
** Alejandro Valverde, Nairo Quintana, Jarlinson Pantano, Warren Barguil
* Adam Yates, Serge Pauwels, Wilco Kelderman, Nelson Oliveira
Tour de France 2016 stage 20: Route maps, height profiles, etc.
Click on the images to zoom
Watch the highlights of recent races here:
Related articles Riders - Tour de France 2016 Favourites - Tour de France 2016 GC Favourites - Tour de France 2016 More articles
Vuelta 2020: Roglic wins in Suances to move into race lead
Vuelta 2020 Route stage 11: Villaviciosa – La Farrapona
Vuelta 2020 Favourites stage 11: Key race to La Farrapona
Vuelta 2020: The Route
Vuelta 2020: Riders
Vuelta 2020: Withdrawals
Vuelta 2020 Route stage 12: Pola Laviana - Angliru
Vuelta 2020 Favourites stage 12: Heroism at El Angliru
Vuelta 2020 Route stage 13: Muros - Mirador de Ézaro
Vuelta 2020 Route stage 14: Lugo - Orense
Vuelta 2020 Route stage 15: Mos - Puebla de Sanabria
Vuelta 2020 Route stage 16: Salamanca - Ciudad Rodrigo
Vuelta 2020 Route stage 17: Sequero - La Covatilla
Vuelta 2020 Route stage 18: Hipódromo de la Zarzuela - Madrid
Vuelta a España: Winners and records
Cycling Calendar 2020
Tour de France 2021: The Route
Vuelta 2020 Route stage 7: Vitoria Gasteiz - Valdegovia
Vuelta 2020 Route stage 9: Castrillo del Val - Aguilar de Campoo
Vuelta 2020 Route stage 10: Castro Urdiales – Suances
Like our Facebook page and stay on top of all pro-race information!