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Tour de France 2013

Date range:
June 29 - July 21, 2013
  • Tour de France, France
  • Stages Expand the race menu
    • Stage 1

      Distance:
      213km
      Start location:
      Porto-Vecchio
      End location:
      Bastia
    • Stage 2

      Distance:
      156km
      Start location:
      Bastia
      End location:
      Ajaccio
    • Stage 3

      Distance:
      145.5km
      Start location:
      Ajaccio
      End location:
      Calvi
    • Stage 4

      Distance:
      25km
      Location
      Nice (TTT)
    • Stage 5

      Distance:
      228.5km
      Start location:
      Cagnes-sur-mer
      End location:
      Marseille
    • Stage 6

      Distance:
      176.5km
      Start location:
      Aix-en-Provence
      End location:
      Montpellier
    • Stage 7

      Distance:
      205.5km
      Start location:
      Montpellier
      End location:
      Albi
    • Stage 8

      Distance:
      195km
      Start location:
      Castres
      End location:
      Ax 3 Domaines
    • Stage 9

      Distance:
      168.5km
      Start location:
      Saint-Girons
      End location:
      Bagnères-de-Bigorre
    • Rest day 1

      Location
      Saint-Nazaire, Loire-Atlantique
    • Stage 10

      Distance:
      197km
      Start location:
      St-Gildas-des-Bois
      End location:
      Saint Malo
    • Stage 11

      Distance:
      33km
      Start location:
      Avranches
      End location:
      Mont-Saint-Michel (ITT)
    • Stage 12

      Distance:
      218km
      Start location:
      Fougères
      End location:
      Tours
    • Stage 13

      Distance:
      173km
      Start location:
      Tours
      End location:
      Saint-Amand-Montrond
    • Stage 14

      Distance:
      191km
      Start location:
      Saint-Pourçain-sur-Sioule
      End location:
      Lyon
    • Stage 15

      Distance:
      242.5km
      Start location:
      Givors
      End location:
      Mont Ventoux
    • Rest day 2

      Location
      Vaucluse province (Avignon, Orange)
    • Stage 16

      Distance:
      168km
      Start location:
      Vaison-la-Romaine
      End location:
      Gap
    • Stage 17

      Distance:
      32km
      Start location:
      Embrun
      End location:
      Chorges (ITT)
    • Stage 18

      Distance:
      172.5km
      Start location:
      Gap
      End location:
      l'Alpe d'Huez
    • Stage 19

      Distance:
      204.5km
      Start location:
      Bourg d'Oisans
      End location:
      Le Grand Bornand
    • Stage 20

      Distance:
      125km
      Start location:
      Annecy
      End location:
      Annecy-Semnoz
    • Stage 21

      Distance:
      133.5km
      Start location:
      Versailles
      End location:
      Paris - Champs-Elysées
  • Race history

July 10, Stage 11: Avranches - Mont-Saint-Michel (ITT) 33km

By:
Cycling News
Published:
May 29, 2013, 5:20 BST,
Updated:
June 17, 2013, 20:04 BST

Avranches - Mont-Saint-Michel (ITT) 33 km

Time trial to the monastery

There's little doubt this will be one of the most stunning stages of the race, assuming the weather cooperates. The riders will almost be able to see their final destination as they head off down the start ramp. Over to the west lies the tidal island of Mont-Saint-Michel with its monastery and abbey. Connected to the mainland by a causeway, the second most popular tourist destination in France after the Eiffel Tower, it's a spectacular setting for the first of two mid-range individual time trials. This one should suit the specialists much more than the second in the Alps, as the roads are flat and straight. The riders also might appreciate a little wind to increase their power advantage. The roads on the final third are open, so if the wind gets up this is where it will have the most impact. Sky's Chris Froome will need to gain as much time as he can on his rivals; a two-minute gain on the specialist climbers would be very handy.

Nicolas Portal: "It starts off rolling gently up and down, there are some quite fast descents and a few tight corners.

"In our recon the wind was strong and mostly a headwind on the flat section towards the end. This will suit the TT specialists as it'll be quite tough. I think it could be good for Froome."

Local history

TTs in recent Tours have been either much shorter or much longer than this. The last equivalent test was at Chôlet in 2008, won by Stefan Schumacher, later disqualified. Cadel Evans, fourth that day, was the first GC rider. Damiano Cunego and Andy Schleck finished 59 seconds and 1:02 behind the Australian, respectively.

Maps and profiles courtesy of ASO

Tour de France 2013: Stage 11 map

Tour de France 2013: Stage 11 profile