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Tour de France 2007

Date range:
July 7-29, 2007
  • Tour de France, France, UPT (ProTour)
  • Stages Expand the race menu
    • Prologue

      Distance:
      8km
      Start location:
      London
      End location:
      London
    • Stage 1

      Distance:
      203km
      Start location:
      London
      End location:
      Canterbury
    • Stage 2

      Distance:
      168.5km
      Start location:
      Dunkirk
      End location:
      Gent
    • Stage 3

      Distance:
      236.5km
      Start location:
      Waregem
      End location:
      Compiègne
    • Stage 4

      Distance:
      193km
      Start location:
      Villers-Cotterêts
      End location:
      Joigny
    • Stage 5

      Distance:
      182.5km
      Start location:
      Chablis
      End location:
      Autun
    • Stage 6

      Distance:
      199.5km
      Start location:
      Semur-en-Auxois
      End location:
      Bourg-en-Bresse
    • Stage 7

      Distance:
      197.5km
      Start location:
      Bourg-en-Bresse
      End location:
      Le-Grand-Bornand
    • Stage 8

      Distance:
      165km
      Start location:
      Le-Grand-Bornand
      End location:
      Tignes
    • Stage 9

      Distance:
      159.5km
      Start location:
      Val-d’Isère
      End location:
      Briançon
    • Stage 10

      Distance:
      229.5km
      Start location:
      Tallard
      End location:
      Marseille
    • Stage 11

      Distance:
      182.5km
      Start location:
      Marseille
      End location:
      Montpellier
    • Stage 12

      Distance:
      178.5km
      Start location:
      Montpellier
      End location:
      Castres
    • Stage 13

      Distance:
      54km
      Start location:
      Albi
      End location:
      Albi
    • Stage 14

      Distance:
      197km
      Start location:
      Mazamet
      End location:
      Plateau-de-Beille
    • Stage 15

      Distance:
      196km
      Start location:
      Foix
      End location:
      Loudenvielle - Le Louron
    • Stage 16

      Distance:
      218.5km
      Start location:
      Orthez
      End location:
      Gourette - Col d’Aubisque
    • Stage 17

      Distance:
      188.5km
      Start location:
      Pau
      End location:
      Castelsarrasin
    • Stage 18

      Distance:
      211km
      Start location:
      Cahors
      End location:
      Angoulême
    • Stage 19

      Distance:
      55.5km
      Start location:
      Cognac
      End location:
      Angoulême
    • Stage 20

      Distance:
      146km
      Start location:
      Marcoussis
      End location:
      Paris Champs-Élysées
  • Race history

July 21, Stage 13: Albi - Albi 54km

By:
Cycling News
Published:
June 28, 2007, 1:00 BST,
Updated:
April 22, 2009, 13:13 BST

After two weeks of racing, the 54-kilometre race of truth in Albi will make another important...

After two weeks of racing, the 54-kilometre race of truth in Albi will make another important selection towards determining who will win the 2007 Tour de France.

A twisty, tricky out and back time test, stage 13 could prove unlucky for riders who are not competent time trialists. The first 20 kilometres are a gradual uphill, then the course is downhill and flat until the 34-kilometre point, where the four-kilometre climb up the sinuous Cat. 4 Côte de la Bauzié awaits. Then there is a difficult descent and return to Albi on the D999 road where an experienced tester can make a difference.

Look for a major battle between Discovery Channel's Levi Leipheimer, Astana's Andreas Klöden on the baking roads of the Albigeois, with CSC's Carlos Sastre and Caisse d'Epargne's Alejandro Valverde trying not to lose too much time to the experts against the watch.

Climbs:
Km 38.5: Côte de la Bauzié: 4km climb @ 3.4 % grade / 4th Cat.

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