TDF 2012 St 17. Today is the stage that I have been looking forward to the most since I had a proper look at the various stage profiles back in early June.
It is a genuine belter!
The back end of the race includes an Hors Categorie climb immediately followed by a First Categorie climb.
The profile from today is reminiscent of the stage where Wiggo lost his place on the podium to Lance back in 2009, without the descent to the finish (so it’s even harder).