The Strava fact: Gaudu rules in Val Louron-Azet and Kruijswijk in the dreaded Col du Portet

The French Groupama-FDJ rider and the Dutch Jumbo-Visma rider have the best times on Strava on the two decisive climbs of the 17th stage of the Tour.

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The Tour de France faces this Wednesday the first of the two decisive days in the Pyrenees in the last week of the race. After the aperitif of the day this Tuesday, the cyclists measure themselves in the seventeenth stage of a route that includes mythical climbs and some more recent but that are on the way to becoming a classic of the Tour.

The first scoring port of this Pyrenean day is one of the Pyrenean colossi, the Col de Peyresourde, first class with its 13.2 kilometers at 7% that will crown at an altitude of 1,569 meters after overcoming a 938 meter drop. 5,583 athletes have dared to climb for a total of 7,446 attempts that have been completed in 1:13:17 at an average of 11.32 km / h, while the professionals ascend it in 49:12 to an average of 16 , 85 km / h.

The French Cofidis cyclist Stéphane Rossetto has the KOM or best men's time since May 17, 2018 with a time of 39:27, at an average of 21 km / h, while the QOM or best women's time is for the triathlete French Marion Legrand with a time of 55:18. It takes 7 efforts to be a Local Legend in Col del Peyresourde.

After the wear and tear on the Peyresourde, the cyclists will have another shorter but more demanding test on the climb to the Col de Val Louron-Azet, first class with its 7.4 kilometers at 8.3% that will crown at 1,580 meters of altitude after overcome a slope of 585 meters. 10,182 athletes have dared with this climb for a total of 16,318 attempts that have been completed in a time of 44:48 and an average of 9.86 km / h, while the professionals usually climb in 28:14 to an average of 15.6 km / h.

Groupama-FDJ rider David Gaudu has the KOM or best men's time on Strava since July 25, 2018, on the seventeenth stage of that year's Tour, with a time of 21:23 at an average of 20.7 km / hr, while user Claudine B. has the QOM or best female time with a mark of 28:43. It takes 10 efforts to be a Local Legend in Val Louron-Azet.

With the efforts accumulated in Peyresourde and Val Louron-Azet, the cyclists will face the last and the hardest of the climbs of the day and, possibly, of the entire Tour de France: the Col du Portet, in Saint-Lary-Soulan, Hors Categorie pass with its 16 km ascent at 8.7% that will reach an altitude of 2,215 meters after climbing a height difference of 1,373 meters. 4,238 athletes have completed the climb for a total of 7,325 attempts that have been made in a time of 1:41:11 at an average speed of 9.6 km / h, while the professionals climb it in 1:06:35 at an average of 14.59 km / h.

The Dutch Jumbo-Visma rider Steven Kruijswijk has the KOM or best time on Strava on the climb to Col de Portet since 25 July 2018, when he climbed on the seventeenth stage of the Tour that year, with a time of 50 : 26 at an average of 19.3 km / h, while the QOM or best female time is for the cyclist Arantxa Salvadó with a time of 1:22:28. It takes 5 efforts to be a Local Legend at the Col du Portet, one of the great colossi of the Tour de France 2021.



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