We have four climbs, including two HC climbs, over this 183km stage. The profile looks to be up, or down, with little opportunity for riders to relax and take in the scenery. The finish is a 28km descent into Serre-Chevalier from the summit of the Cole du Galibier. I’d imagine a few of us on the couch peloton will be watching through our fingers.
The big cow/bike news of the past 24 hours has been the Frieslandcampina sponsorship of Lotto-Jumbo.
Ping @lesvachesdutour seems like this is your new fav team.
— Craig Taylor (@Tayls_Of_Truth) July 17, 2017
Why, yes! Yes it is!
— LottoNLJumbo Cycling (@LottoJumbo_road) July 17, 2017
— Julie Davies (@MelbourneJulie) July 17, 2017
— Bram Tankink (@bramtankink) July 17, 2017
Let’s celebrate by tucking into some cheese of the Savoie! Les Fromages de Savoie should definitely be in your bookmarks. There’s information about the cheeses, a handy map to help you navigate your way around the region, pretty cows you can download as wallpaper, some colouring pages… Sadly, the Kit pédagogique is in French.
Image: Les Fromages de Savoie