Stage 17 - Thursday, July 26: Pau - Castelsarrasin, 188.5km

After the mountains come, the rolling hills from Pau to Castelsarrasin that will see the...

After the mountains come, the rolling hills from Pau to Castelsarrasin that will see the opportunistic riders take their last chance for a stage by going on the attack. With five lower category climbs across upper Gascony certain to provoke attacks, a break should make it home across the hot, dry plains of Haute-Garonne west of Toulouse to Castelsarrasin.

Climbs:
Km 23: Côte de Baleix: 1.4 km climb @ 8 % grade / 3rd Cat.
Km 54: Côte de Villecomtal: 3.7 km climb @ 4.3 % grade / 4th Cat.
Km 59.5: Côte de Miélan: 1.4 km climb @ 5.4 % grade / 4th Cat.
Km 63.5: Côte de Sainte-Dode-aux-Croix: 2.0 km climb @ 5 % grade / 4th Cat.
Km 72.5: Côte de Theux: 1.4 km climb @ 6.4 % grade / 4th Cat.
Km 169.5: Côte de la Montagnère: 1.4 km climb @ 5.3 % grade / 4th Cat.

Sprints:
Km 44.5: Rabastens-de-Bigorre
Km 146.5: Solomiac

Stage Map


Images ©: AFP/Cyclingnews

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