Tour de France 2017 Favourites stage 3: Power to the punchers

Peter Sagan - Tour de France 2017 Favourites stage 3The 3rd stage in the Tour de France travels to a punchy closing climb in Longwy. The route takes in quite some hills, yet we can expect the race to come down to the steep finale. (Slideshow route/profile)

At 212.5 kilometres, the 3rd stage in the Tour de France travels from Verviers to Longwy. The race is played out on a hilly course, while the finale commences with almost 20 kilometres left at the foot of Côte de Villers-la-Montagne, which is a 3 kilometres climb. Following a rolling section and a drop the last climb leads to the Citadel of Longwy. The road climbs in 1.6 kilometres with an average gradient of 5.8% gemiddeld. The first 500 metres are averaging 8.2%, so that’s the steepest bit before the climb flattens out.

Favourites 3rd stage 2017 Tour de France

*** Peter Sagan, Greg Van Avermaet, Michael Matthews, Philippe Gilbert
** Daniel Martin, Diego Ulissi, Alexis Vuillermoz
* Fabio Feline, Edvald Boasson Hagen, Daniel Moreno

Tour de France 2017 stage 3: Route maps, height profiles, and more

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