Date: Friday, July 15 2011
From/to: Pau to Lourdes
Type: High mountains
Impact on jerseys
Polka dot 2/5
Sandwiching the two Pyrenean summit finishes is stage 13, which on paper is the most gentile of this year’s mountainous battlegrounds.
Try telling that to the sprinters who, after yesterday’s seven-hour slog, still have to pass over the Col d’Aubisque, which makes its 73rd appearance in the Tour.
The GC contenders are likely to be saving themselves for tomorrow, especially with some 40km between the summit of the Aubisque and the finish.
Tour de France 2011: Related links
Tour de France 2011: Cycling Weekly’s coverage index