UnknownTDF - Stage 19 - Col de L'iseran

Summit of the Col de L'Iseran. Photo by Marcel Musil. Licenced through  creative commons

Summit of the Col de L'Iseran. Photo by Marcel Musil. Licenced through creative commons

Another stage with a lot of history in terms on the roads and climbs used, so not many unknowns that could impact the race to be covered in today’s post.

The highest paved road in the alps, the Col de L’iseran (2770m), is the main feature on the stage and it could cause significant gaps, but if climb by be used by some to take time then the descent can be used to take it back. 17 Km from the top to Val-d’isere on a descent with long straights that will have riders touching 90 Kph before tight switchbacks. Whoever is brave enough to take the risk can win big.

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