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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 17, Stage 17: Embrun - Chorges (ITT) 32km

Tour de France: Stage 17

By:
Cycling News
Published:
May 29, 2013, 04:25,
Updated:
June 18, 2013, 01:46

Embrun - Chorges (ITT) 32 km

Not your typical test

The turquoise waters of Lake Serre-Ponçon, one of the biggest manmade reservoirs in Europe, provides the backdrop for an intriguing time trial. Befitting a Tour that should suit climbers, this 32km test features two second-category climbs. The Côte de Puy-Sanières and the Côte de Réallon may not be enough to tip the balance in favour of the specialist climbers but they will certainly help. The likes of Joaquim Rodríguez and Nairo Quintana shouldn't lose much time on this course that has more up than down.

Who'll be in the running for the win? Chris Froome, Alberto Contador and BMC duo Cadel Evans and Tejay van Garderen have the climbing and time trial pedigree to give them an edge. The Australian and the Spaniard have a strong record in this kind of test. Yet none of the contenders are likely to gain or lose much time, which will set things up nicely for the trio of Alpine stages ahead, beginning with one of the most eagerly awaited stages for years.

Alberto Contador edged out Fabian Cancellara to win the Annecy time trial in the 2009 Tour and confirm his overall victory.

Barry Hoban: "This is billed as a time trial for climbers but I don't see it that way. It suits them more than a flat course but Wiggins could still gain time as the climbs aren't hard enough to penalise him. But the favourite for today probably has to be Froome based on his recent form."

Local history

Based on past success in a hilly lakeside time trial, Alberto Contador will be among the favourites today. At Annecy in 2009, towards the end of an attritional race where his biggest challenge was dealing with divisions within his Astana team, the Spaniard triumphed and cemented his hold on the yellow jersey.

 

Maps and profiles courtesy of ASO
 

Tour de France 2013: Stage 17 map

 

Tour de France 2013: Stage 17 profile

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Nardus Haasbroek More than 1 year ago
Froomey to stretch his lead here again.
kdogg64 More than 1 year ago
He'll take more time, but not as much as the last ITT.
go crazy More than 1 year ago
"Froomey" could stretch his lead on a flat stage if he wanted to.
Shamick Gaworski More than 1 year ago
Kwiatkowski may get a bit closer to Colombian but maybe not even that much considering those two hills ... Colombian is too strong in the mountains ... he will get white jersey ...
Jan Leusink More than 1 year ago
Mollema , second after Froome!
onewheel More than 1 year ago
all the talk about froome's alleged doping seems to stem from one coincidence going back to 2000 TDF and the battle of Armstrong and Marco Pantani up the ventoux. they were leading the rest just like Froome was leading Quintana when Armstrong accelerated past Pantani which the commentator said "just look at that acceleration. carlton Kirby said the much the same thing about Froome's acceleration against both Contador and Quintana. It is now known that Froome trains at altitude. quintana LIVES at 2000m asl in Colombia. this is what makes the Columbians great climbers. One disadvantage for them is the heat which was blistering on Ventoux this year. Living at altitude means you are living at 10 degrees celcius less than lowland people. I watched Quintana speed away first on the attack on the ventoux. at 59kg he is 10 kgs less in weight than Froome but of shorter stock. Froome has not had much success in pro cycling before 2012. in the vuelta 2012 after his 2nd place in that year''s TDF he was struggling to match Rodriquez and Valverde attacks. This year it is the reverse. Contador seems to be the only consistant attacker but not up to par in fitness. Mollema is along for the ride and may get dropped. Ten Dam already dropped. Quintana and Rodriquez are the only two riders still able to lay down a challenge. Kwiatkowski has folded. With 120 kms of climbing done of which 76 kms were actually contested, we have 140kms of climbing left including the ITT today. if only the last climbs are contested that leaves about 45 kms to overtake Froome. Barring a mechanical failure or a crash, I think its a race for second and third even though Contador will just not give up. Sky team is sheding riders sooner on each climb. Will Froome crack then? watch this space.