MOIRANS IN THE MOUNTAINS – There will also be little effort in the nineteenth stage of the Tour de France 2023. The peloton will face 172.8 km from Moirans-en-Montagne to Poligny, all in the Jura department: but no real mountains, just lots of ups and downs, of no particular importance, and two gpm (one in the fourth and one in the third category).
The first climb is the easy one Cote du Bois de Lionge after 23.7 km, 5.7% average gradient for 2 km length. A lot of plain then up to Côte d'Ivory, 2.3 km with a gradient of 5.9%, after which there will be exactly 26 km to the finish line. Then descent and plain to the finish line in Poligny. It will again be a fight between the teams of sprinters and men on the run. In Bourg en Bresse the tug of war ended in favor of the latter. It will be very difficult for the script to repeat itself, even if the last climb could cut off several fast men. Hardly though Philipsenprotagonist of a bad episode with Eenkhoorn, will miss the opportunity for the fifth success of the stage. For him, then, there will also be an opportunity in Paris.
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