Tour de France 2023 Route stage 17: Saint-Gervais Mont-Blanc - Courchevel

Tour de France 2023Wednesday 19 July - The 17th stage of the Tour de France travels from Saint-Gervais Mont-Blanc to the altiport in the mountains above Courchevel. The finale features the brutal Col de la Loze, while the route adds up to 165.6 kilometres and takes in an elevation gain of 5,400 metres. The last 600 meters rise at - whoops - 10.8%.

A glorious fight for the breakaway is in the pipeline. Following a rolling section of 15 kilometres the riders enter the Col des Saises, which is a climb of 13.4 kilometres at 5.1%. The route descends to Beaufort only to return to climbing, this time on the Cormet de Roselend, an ascent of 19.9 kilometres at 6%. Let’s see how the breakaway rolls by now.

Following a prolonged downhill the Côte de Longefoy throws in 6.6 kilometres at 7.5% before the route continues to climbs at shallow gradients to Notre-Dame-du-Pré. Still 55 kilometres to go when the riders move through the resort village.

The Tour descends to Moûtiers and moments later, in Brides-les-Bains, the Col de la Loze opens on a gentle note. The climb totals almost 30 kilometres, but the first half is nothing special. The gradients go up to 7% after Méribel, which is still nothing compared to the last 5 kilometres. This part of the Col de la Loze was first paved in 2019 and it’s extremely irregular. Still, the average gradient of the last 5 kilometres sits at over 10%.

A 6 kilometres downhill, with a short uphill halfway, leads to the last 600 metres. Which is another insane ramp at 10.8%.

The first three riders on the line gain time bonuses of 10, 6 and 4 seconds, while the first three on the Col de la Loze get 8, 5 and 2 seconds.

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