Tour de France 2023 Route stage 17: Sallanches - Courchevel

Tour de France 2023Wednesday 19 July - The 17th stage of the Tour de France travels from Sallanches to the altiport in the moutains above Courchevel. The finale also features the brutal Col de la Loze, while the route adds up to 166 kilometres

A glorious fight for the breakaway is in the pipeline. Folowing a rolling section of 15 kilometres the riders enter the Col des Saises, which is a climb of 13.3 kilometres at 5.3%. The route descends to Beaufort only to return to climbing. The Cormet de Rozelend is 19.9 kilometres long and averaging 6%. Let’s see how the breakaway rolls by now.

Following a prolonged downhill the duo Côte de Longefoy and Notre-Dame-du-Pré serves a relatively minor obstacle. Still 55 kilometres to go when the riders move through the 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%.

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