Tour de France 2022 Route stage 17: Saint-Gaudens - Peyragudes

Tour de France 2022Wednesday 20 July - At 130 kilometres, the 17th stage takes in three intermediate climbs before a summit finish at the Altiport 007 in Peyragudes.

In the run-up to the finale the riders are set to conquer the Col d’Aspin (12 kilometres at 6.5%), Hourquette d’Anzican (8.2 kilometres at 5.1%) and Col de Val-Louron-Azet (10.7 kilometres at 6.8%) before descending to Loudenvielle. Moments later the grande finale begins.

The finish climb to Peyragudus amounts to 8 kilometres with an average gradient of 7.8%.

The race is set to finish on is the runway of the airport of Peyragudes. The altiport in the Pyrenees hosted a Tour de France stage in 2012 and in 2017, yet earlier fame befell the place in 1997 with a scene in the James Bond-movie Tomorrow never Dies.

The full finish climb is not the same as on the two previous occasions, although the last 2.4 kilometers are. It’s a slog at 8.4% to the ‘James Bond Airport’, while the last 500 metres are HC-category intimidating. This section goes up at 13%.

The winner in Peyragudes succeeds Romain Bardet (2017) and Alejando Valvcerde (2012).

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