The stage from Millau to Lavau precedes a weekend of climbing in the Pyrenees. Which does not necessarily mean that this will be an easy day, as racing in the Garonne region is never easy.
The areas of Aveyron and Tarn are far from flat, while another factor that could thwart the sprinter’s plans are strong winds. The region is renowned for it.
The riders start near the Millau Viaduct, which is the tallest cable-stayed road bridge in the world, and set off for a lumpy stage with a number of climbs standing out. The longest ascent is situated halfway. The Col de Peyronnenc adds up 13.5 kilometres, but the average gradient is doable: 3.9%.
Right after a prolonged downhill the riders tackle the second categorised climb of the day. The Côte de Paulhe is just 1.1 kilometres long and slopes at 7% before a last bumpy phase leads onto 40 kilometres on the flat.
The first three riders on the line gain time bonuses of 10, 6 and 4 seconds.
Another interesting read: results 7th stage 2020 Tour de France.
Tour de France 2020 stage 7: routes, profiles, more
Click on the images to zoom
Related articles Favourites stage 7: Sprint stage with echelon threat - Tour de France 2020 The Route - Tour de France 2020 Riders - Tour de France 2020 Withdrawals - Tour de France 2020 Route and stages - Tour de France 2020 Winners and records - Tour de France Enter Tour de France pool with 30,000 euros in prize money GC Favourites - Tour de France 2020 More articles
World Cycling Championships 2020 Imola: Van der Breggen wins, Dygert crashes
Giro 2020: The Route
Giro 2020: Riders
Giro 2020: GC Favourites
Giro 2020 Route stage 1: Monreale - Palermo
Giro 2020 Favourites stage 1: First fight for pink
Giro 2020 Route stage 2: Alcamo - Agrigento
Giro 2020 Route stage 3: Enna - Etna
Giro 2020 Favourites stage 3: Climb fest on Moun Etna
Giro 2020 Route stage 4: Catania – Villafranca Tirrena
Giro 2020 Route stage 5: Mileto - Camigliatello Silano
Giro 2020 Route stage 6: Castrovillari - Matera
Giro 2020 Route stage 7: Matera- Brindisi
Giro 2020 Route stage 8: Giovanazzo - Vieste
Giro 2020 Route stage 9: San Salvo - Roccaraso
Giro 2020 Route stage 10: Lanciano - Tortoreto Lido
Giro 2020 Route stage 11: Porto Sant'Elpidio - Rimini
Giro 2020 Favourites stage 13: Back to the fast men, or...?
Giro 2020 Favourites stage 15: Battle for pink intensifies
Giro 2020 Favourites stage 17: Monster Mountains for HC climbers
Giro 2020 Route stage 18: Pinzolo – Laghi di Cancano
Giro 2020 Favourites stage 19: Last chance for fast finishers
World Cycling Championships 2020 Imola: Starting times ITT - men
World Cycling Championships 2020 Imola: Route Road Race – men
World Cycling Championships 2020 Imola: Riders Road Race – men
World Cycling Championships 2020 Imola: Route Road Race – women
World Cycling Championships 2020 Imola: Riders Road Race – women
World Cycling Championships 2020 Imola: Route ITT – men
World Cycling Championships 2020 Imola: Riders ITT – men
Cycling Calendar 2020
BinckBank Tour 2020: Riders
Vuelta 2020: The Route
Vuelta 2020: Riders
Vuelta 2020 Route stage 1: Irún - Santuario de Arrate
Vuelta 2020 Route stage 2: Pamplona - Lekunberri
Vuelta 2020 Route stage 4: Soria - Ejea de los Caballeros
Vuelta 2020 Route stage 5: Huesca - Sabiñánigo
Vuelta 2020 Route stage 6: Biescas - Tourmalet
Liège-Bastogne-Liège 2020: The Route
Vuelta 2020 Route stage 3: Lodosa - Laguna Negra