The Strava fact: the unknown Saint-Louis awaits the platoon

No rider in the Tour de France peloton has the best times on the decisive climb of stage fourteenth, a day designed thanks to the Strava segments.

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The peloton arrives in the Pyrenees this Saturday and does so with a mid-mountain day in which the runners will not climb very long climbs but rather explosive ones. In fact, this Saturday's stage is one of three in which Thierry Gouvenou, responsible for the design of the Tour's stages, has helped Strava to create this route, as he did on the first day on the way to Landernau and in the vibrant seventh stage ending at Le Creusot.

The first demanding climb of the day will be the Col de Montségur, second category with its 4.2 kilometers at 8.7% that will crown at 1,059 meters after overcoming a 348 meter drop. 2,284 athletes have dared to climb for a total of 4,209 attempts that they have completed in an average of 24:02 at a speed of 10.47 km / h, while the professionals ascend it in 16:53 to an average of 14 , 9 km / h.

The Euskaltel-Euskadi rider Mikel Bizkarra has the KOM or best men's time on Strava since last June 13 in the fourth stage of the Occitania Route with a record of 12:08 at an average of 20.7 km / h, while the QOM or best female time is for Helen Jackson since August 18, 2014 with a time of 20:08. It takes 18 efforts to be a Local Legend in Col de Montségur.

Another climb that can also shake up the race is the Col de La Croix des Morts, second category with its 6.8 kilometers at 5.7% that will crown at 898 meters after overcoming a difference of 399 meters. 3,411 athletes have challenged this climb on Strava for a total of 6,198 attempts completed in 29:37 at an average of 14.09 km / h, while the professionals climb it in 18:35 at a speed of 22.46 km / h. h.

Bahrain-Victorious rider Scott Davies has the KOM or best men's time on Strava since May 20, 2016 with a record of 4:32 pm at an average of 25.2 km / h, while the QOM or best women's time It is for Martina Sans since June 25, 2016 with a time of 22:57. It takes 6 efforts to be a Local Legend on the Col de la Croix des Morts.

But without a doubt the decisive climb will be the Col de Saint-Louis, second category with its 4.7 kilometers at 7.4%, which will crown at 706 meters after climbing 339 meters of unevenness and which will distribute bonus seconds at the top. 1,172 athletes have made the ascent on Strava for a total of 2,019 attempts that have been completed in a time of 30:04 at an average of 10.93 km / h, while the professionals climb it in 22:20 at a speed of 14.72 km / h.

MTB rider Thibaut Vassal has the KOM or best men's time on Strava since May 30, 2020 with a time of 15:26 at an average of 21.3 km / h, while the QOM or best female time is for Alice Cobb since July 7, 2016 with a time of 18:38. It takes 7 efforts to be a Local Legend on the Col de Saint-Louis, which is presented as the decisive climb of this fourteenth stage of the Tour de France.



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