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Starting in the town famous worldwide for crisp white wine, after five days of racing in the 2007 Tour de France, stage 5 contains some serious racing on a winding, rolling parcours with eight categorized climbs. A break will certainly get away and in the second half of the stage, the road ascends to the windy roads of Morvan Plateau before a final ascent of the Cat. 3 Côte de la Croix de la Libération with eight kilometres to race, which could make the difference for the race winning move.
Km 39.5: Côte des Grandes-Châtelaines: 1.5km climb @ 6.7% avg. grade / 4th Cat.
Km 52.5: Côte de Domecy-sur-Cure: 1.3km climb @ 6.2% avg. grade / 4th Cat.
Km 58.5: Côte de Champignolles-le-Bas: 2.0km climb @ 6.5% avg. grade / 3rd Cat.
Km 86.5: Côte de Coulon: 1.0km climb @ 6.2% avg. grade / 4th Cat.
Km 98.5: Côte de Saint-Maurice: 3.0km climb @ 5.2% avg. grade / 3rd Cat.
Km 119: Côte de Château-Chinon: 2.5km climb @ 3.8% avg. grade / 4th Cat.
Km 135.5: Haut-Folin: 12.9km climb @ 3.7% avg. grade/ 2nd Cat.
Km 174: Côte de la Croix de la Libération: 3.4km climb @ 5.4% avg. grade / 3rd Cat.
Km 36: Avallon
Km 88: Montreuillon
Km 145: Bibracte-Mont-Beuvray
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It appears that they really did mistake how long the stage would last, then. I didn't think that was possible -- at least not to this extent. At the beginning of the broadcast, they were saying it would be 6 or 7 hours -- so I guess it took 9+?
(Why would race organizers put the longest stage at 4, if 4 is well known to be difficult already?)
Versus coverage was actually extended, but you probably only DVR'd the scheduled time.
Yes. The grid showed the end of the broadcast, and that's where TIVO quit. I began watching late that night, so it was too late to watch the evening coverage once I realized. I'm just going to switch to the evening condensed show. It's shorter, anyway.
Vino's my pick.
I'll be thinking of the tour as I take my 50+ mile ride through the mountains of Appalachia this Sunday!