Tour de France 2023 Route stage 9: Saint-Léonard-de-Noblat - Puy de Dôme

Tour de France 2023Sunday 9 July - The yellow caravan returns to the Puy de Dôme on stage 9. The Tour de France didn't use the volcano since 1988. It's a monster of 13.3 kilometres long with the last climbing at more than 11% towards the crater at the top. The race totals 184 kilometres.

The list of Tour de France stage winners at the Puy de Dôme is impressive. Fausto Coppi, Federico Bahamontes, Julio Jimenez, Felice Gimondi, Luis Ocana, Joop Zoetemelk. They all won on the flanks of the volcano with the magical aura. Zoetemelk even won twice.

The name of the last stage winner Johnny Weltz might not ring a bell. The Dane participated four times on the Tour de France and reached the summit of a col on one occassion. Which was enough to be added to above impressive list.

The Puy de Dôme was not included in the Tour since 1988. The 13.3 kilometres climb is averaging 7.7%. The first 5 kilometres go up at arund 7% and after an easygoing section the last 4.3 kilometres are the exact opposite. The gradient never falls below 11% in this part of the climb.

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