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Tour de France 4 Stages In, 4 Contenders


We have finally made it to the first of two stages that have loomed large over this whole race, and will play a huge role in determining who is the 2011 Tour de France champion. Tour de France 4 Stages in, 4 Contenders.

Tour de France 4 Stages
The Profile of Stage 18. Savage.

Today is officially a filthy stage on the bike. 200km, three hors categorie climbs, approximately 470om vertical gain through the stage, including a single climb from 335m above sea level to 2744m! Holy smokes.

The way I see things, the Schlecks and Contador both need to take about two minutes out of Cadel by the time they hit the time trial on Saturday.

Cadel and Alberto are about the same over a TT (Alberto prob