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Tour de France 2011

Date range:
July 2-24, 2011
  • Tour de France, France, HIS (Historical Calendar)
  • Stages. Expand the race menu
    • Stage 1

      Distance:
      191km
      Start location:
      Passage du Gois La Barre-de-Monts
      End location:
      Mont des Alouettes Les Herbiers
    • Stage 2

      Distance:
      23km
      Location
      Les Essarts (TTT)
    • Stage 3

      Distance:
      198km
      Start location:
      Olonne-sur-Mer
      End location:
      Redon
    • Stage 4

      Distance:
      172km
      Start location:
      Lorient
      End location:
      Mûr-de-Bretagne
    • Stage 5

      Distance:
      158km
      Start location:
      Carhaix
      End location:
      Cap Fréhel
    • Stage 6

      Distance:
      226km
      Start location:
      Dinan
      End location:
      Lisieux
    • Stage 7

      Distance:
      215km
      Start location:
      Le Mans
      End location:
      Châteauroux
    • Stage 8

      Distance:
      190km
      Start location:
      Aigurande
      End location:
      Super-Besse Sancy
    • Stage 9

      Distance:
      208km
      Start location:
      Issoire
      End location:
      Saint-Flour
    • Rest Day 1

      Start location:
      End location:
    • Stage 10

      Distance:
      161km
      Start location:
      Aurillac
      End location:
      Carmaux
    • Stage 11

      Distance:
      168km
      Start location:
      Blaye-les-Mines
      End location:
      Lavaur
    • Stage 12

      Distance:
      209km
      Start location:
      Cugnaux
      End location:
      Luz-Ardiden
    • Stage 13

      Distance:
      156km
      Start location:
      Pau
      End location:
      Lourdes
    • Stage 14

      Distance:
      168km
      Start location:
      Saint-Gaudens
      End location:
      Plateau de Beille
    • Stage 15

      Distance:
      187km
      Start location:
      Limoux
      End location:
      Montpellier
    • Rest Day 2

      Start location:
      End location:
    • Stage 16

      Distance:
      163km
      Start location:
      Saint-Paul-Trois-Châteaux
      End location:
      Gap
    • Stage 17

      Distance:
      179km
      Start location:
      Gap
      End location:
      Pinerolo
    • Stage 18

      Distance:
      200.5km
      Start location:
      Pinerolo
      End location:
      Galibier Serre-Chevalier
    • Stage 19

      Distance:
      109km
      Start location:
      Modane
      End location:
      Alpe-d’Huez
    • Stage 20

      Distance:
      42.5km
      Location
      Grenoble (ITT)
    • Stage 21

      Distance:
      160km
      Start location:
      Créteil
      End location:
      Paris Champs-Élysées
  • Race history
  • Race maps

July 17, Stage 15: Limoux - Montpellier 187km

Stage 15 preview

By:
Cycling News
Published:
June 21, 2011, 02:18,
Updated:
June 30, 2011, 17:52

Limoux – Montpellier

Last sprint fling til Paris

Usually in a Tour, the sprinters and breakaway specialists can count on contesting at least two and perhaps even three "transition" stages between the Pyrenees and the Alps. This year though, they've got just the one. With the prevailing wind off the Med likely to be pushing them onwards at a blistering pace, the main issue today could be the heat and the cumulative effect of two weeks in the saddle. But the thought that they are on the verge of the second rest day in St-Paul-Trois-Châteaux should give everyone a boost, especially the sprinters.

Details -
Distance: 192.5 km
Highest point: 208m
Category: Flat

Bernhard Eisel says...
"Last flat stage before Paris, but off the back of three big days in the mountains. You just pray the break will go early, because otherwise it's a really hard, probably hot, day. Hopefully Garmin, Lampre and the like will do their bit. Rest day to follow!"

Matt White says...
"Normally you would think this is a sprint stage, but after the Pyrenees and some very tired legs my money is on the breakaway, especially if the wind is up."
 

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2011 TdF stage 15 profile

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