Tour de France 2022 Route stage 11: Albertville - Col du Granon

Tour de France 2022Wednesday 13 July - The 11th stage at the Tour de France travels from Albertville to a summit finish at the Col du Granon. De 149 kilometres route tackles the Lacetes de Montverrier, Col du Télégraphe and Col du Galibier along the way.

Albertville and the Tour de France have been come intertwined in recent years. As of 2012, 2017 and 2020 were the only occassion that the race did not start in the town in the foothills of the Alps. Usually, the stage wnters the high mountains, which be again the case in 2022.

The stage is set to finish at the Col du Granon. Only once before did the yellow caravan stopp on the mountain in the Serre Chevalier ski area. Eduardo Chozes climbed to the stage honours, while Greg Lemond took the yellow jersey from Bernard Hinualt that day. We are talking 36 years ago here. Six stages later Lemond won the first of three Grande Boucles.

The Granon is a 12 kilometres climb with an average gradient of 10%. The gradient is steady until it flattens out a bit in the last few hundred metres.

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