Tour de France: Stage 7

A day for those chasing green

There are four climbs on this stage that runs through the vineyards of the Hérault and into the Tarn region, although none of them are particularly testing. Yet the rugged countryside does provide the opportunity for a breakaway group. The hardest climbing comes in the middle third, when the riders will tackle the fearsome-sounding Col des 13 Vents (The Pass of 13 Winds) and the Croix de Mounis. Once past them, the route begins to drop down towards Albi, bumping over two smaller climbs on the way. From the top of the second, the Côte de Teillet, there is the best part of 40km into the finish.

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