Stage 14 of Tour de France is a hilly stage between Saint-Pourçain-sur-Sioule and Lyon. There will be five cat. 4 and two cat 3. climbs over the 191 km route. The sprinter who can survive over them hills will have the best change to win. Probably Sagan?
|DATE||July 13 2013, Saturday|
|START-FINISH||Saint-Pourçain-sur-Sioule (240 m) > Lyon (164 m)|
|LENGTH OF THE COURSE||191.0 km|
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Mountain passes & hills
|66.5||Côte de Marcigny, 1.9 kilometre-long climb at 4.9%||4|
|98.5||Côte de la Croix Couverte, 2.6 kilometre-long climb at 5.3%||4|
|113.0||Côte de Thizy-les-Bourgs, 1.7 kilometre-long climb at 8.2%||3|
|126.5||Col du Pilon (727 m), 6.3 kilometre-long climb at 4.4%||3|
|161.0||Côte de Lozanne, 2.5 kilometre-long climb at 4%||4|
|176.0||Côte de la Duchère, 1.6 kilometre-long climb at 4.1%||4|
|181.5||Côte de la Croix Rousse, 1.8 kilometre-long climb at 4.5%||4|
@km 109.5, Thizy-Les-Bourgs
Saint-Pourçain-sur-Sioule is a commune in the Allier department in Auvergne in central France. The commune is located 28 km (17 mi) north of Vichy and 32 km (20 mi) south of Moulins on the Route nationale 9. Saint-Pourçain wine is made in an area around the commune.
Lyon is a city in east-central France in the Rhône-Alpes region, situated between Paris and Marseille.The city is known for its historical and architectural landmarks and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Lyon was historically known as an important area for the production and weaving of silk and in modern times has developed a reputation as the capital of gastronomy in France. It has a significant role in the history of cinema due to Auguste and Louis Lumière, who invented the cinematographe in Lyon. The city is also known for its famous light festival ‘Fête des Lumières’ which occurs every 8 December and lasts for four days, earning Lyon the title of Capital of Lights. Legend says that the Virgin Mary saved the city from the plague and, to thank her, a statue was built. On the day it was erected, the whole city was lit by candles that its citizens had put at their windows. The local professional football team, Olympique Lyonnais, has increased Lyon’s profile internationally through participation in European football championships.