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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 17, Stage 9: Val-d’Isère - Briançon 159.5km

By:
Cycling News
Published:
July 06, 2007, 1:00 BST,
Updated:
April 22, 2009, 13:13 BST

Bang! Right from the start of stage nine, the Tour peloton will ascend from the exclusive ski resort...

Bang! Right from the start of stage nine, the Tour peloton will ascend from the exclusive ski resort of Val d'Isère. The riders will head up the windy, wide-open slopes of the Col de l'Iseran (15km @ 6%) to the 2770-metre high summit, one of the highest in Europe.

Coming as it does on the day after the rest day in Tignes, the climb will be doubly-hard and once over the top, it's a long, fast downhill run down the Maurienne valley to St.Michel-de-Maurienne. There the long, legendary double ascent of the Télégraphe (12.0 km climb @ 6.7 % grade / 1st Cat) and Galibier (17.5 km @ 6.9 %) begins and it will certainly make a crucial selection, especially on the steep final 10 kilometres of the Galibier.

Then it's a long, fast descent past the monument to Tour founder Henri Desgranges with 37 kilometres to go to the finish in Europe's highest city of Briançon and a steep, difficult stage finish in the Fort de Salettes.

Climbs:
Km 15: Col de l'Iseran: 15.0 km climb @ 6 % grade / hors catégorie
Km 99: Col du Telegraphe: 12.0 km climb @ 6.7 % grade / 1st Cat.
Km 122: Col du Galibier: 17.5 km climb @ 6.9 % grade / hors catégorie

Sprints:
Km 33.5: Le Villaron (Bessans)
Km 60: Bramans


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