The Strava fact: Gaudu reigns in the Tourmalet and Andrew Feather in Luz Ardiden

The French Groupama-FDJ rider has the best time on Strava in the Pyrenean colossus, while the British rider has the best time in Luz Ardiden, the last peak of the 2021 Tour.

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The Tour de France faces this Thursday in the eighteenth the last great mountain day of this edition on a route in which two of the great colossi of the Pyrenees will be promoted that could decide the general before the final time.

The first of these ports is the mythical Col du Tourmalet, which you will climb from Sainte-Marie-de-Campan and which is a Hors Categorie pass with its 17.1 kilometers at 7.3% that will crown at 2,115 meters of altitude after overcoming a drop of 1,249 meters. 32,503 athletes have ascended the Tourmalet on Strava for a total of 48,740 attempts that they have completed at an average of 1:40:47 and a speed of 10.28 km / h, while professionals usually climb it in 1:02:53 a a speed of 16.48 km / h.

Groupama-FDJ rider David Gaudu has held the KOM or best men's time on Strava at the Tourmalet since July 27, 2018, on the nineteenth stage of the Tour that year, with a time of 50:35 to an average of 20 , 5 km / h, with a second ahead of Damiano Caruso and four over Alejandro Valverde. For her part, British ex-cyclist Emma Pooley has the QOM or best female time on the climb since August 10, 2014 with a mark of 1:00:27. It takes 11 efforts to be a Local Legend at the top of the mythical Tourmalet, one of the great ports of cycling.

The final climb to Luz Ardiden, Hors Categorie pass will be the finishing touch to the Pyrenean firecracker with its 13.3 kilometers at 7.4% that will crown at 1,715 altitude after ascending a positive difference in altitude of 981 meters. 17,657 athletes have dared to climb Luz Ardiden for a total of 23,663 attempts that they have completed in 1:14:00 and an average of 10.82 km / h, while the professionals usually climb it in 52:10 at an average from 15.35 km / h.

British rider Andrew Feather has held the KOM or best men's time on Strava since June 16, 2019 with a record of 39:55 at an average of 20.1 km / h, while the QOM or best female time is for the user Lucie Chotard since August 14, 2019 with a time of 49:16. It takes 11 efforts to be a Local Legend in Luz Ardiden, one of the great Pyrenean colossi and the last great peak of the 2021 Tour de France.

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