Tour de France Stage 6 – 24% anyone?

Seriously? 24%?!? That would be hard to walk!

Holy cow what a stage! Inclines of 20% and 24% at the end of the course today in La Planche des Belles Filles. Not the first time the Tour has ended here but the old course ended after the 20% section. This year they added on some dirt road for good measure and that was a 24% climb. Absolutely brutal riding. I don’t know how these guys do this (and for fun the stage tomorrow is 230km/142 miles, thankfully mostly flat). Alaphilippe lost the yellow which went to one of the guys that started the day in the breakaway, Giulio Ciccone from Trek-Segafredo. The guy’s first TdF and he’s in yellow on day 6. Not bad work if you can get it.

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