Tour de France 2024 Route stage 16: Gruissan - Nîmes

Tour de France 2024Tuesday 16 July - The final week of the Tour de France opens with a race from Gruissan to Nîmes. The 16th stage is a predominantly flat race of 187 kilometres.

The 2nd stage of the 2017 Vuelta a España went in the opposite direction. The race from Nîmes to Gruissan added up to more than 200 kilometres and featured less than 600 vertical metres. Strong winds tore up the peloton in the finale before Yves Lampaert took of n the last kilometre. The Belgian took the stage win and the leader’s jersey.

The route from Gruissan to Nîmes travels more inland and the altitude gain is almost 1,200 metres. Which is still good news for the fast men. All the more, sice the toughest climb – Côte de Mas Cordon, 7 kilometres at 3.4% – appears around the midway marker.

Gruissan was not included in the Tour de France before but the opposite is true for Nîmes. The race visited the ancient city three times in the past decade. Alexander Kristoff (2014), Caleb Ewan (2019) and Nils Politt (2021) took the spoils in those editions – the first two in the sprint, the latter from the breakaway.

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