To reach this 12th stage of the Tour de France, this Thursday, the end of July 14, the steel on the legs and head will be lit. Climbing outside the three categories awaits Peloton: Col du Galibier-taken the day before-but this time in the opposite direction, climbing Croix de Fel and Alpe d’Huez and their terrible 21 turns. An exact replica of Briancon in 1986-L’Alpe-d’ HuezEnd the Alpine battle with a route designed for the sharpest climbers. “ Takes over Christian Prudhomme, director of the Tour de France.
And the tension between Albertville and Col de Granon on Wednesday 13th July and the day before-already legendary-after the stage, we need to monitor riders, departures, strategies, and jersey wearers. Jonas Vingegaard (Jumbo-Visma) has become the overall leader.
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🚩 Departure from Briancon at 1:10 pm. The runner departed 165.1km. Climb the Col du Lautaret, the Col du Galibier, the Croidfell pass and finally the Alpe d’Huez.
1:00 pm. Things are heating up at the finish of Alpe d’Huez as the rider prepares to leave Briancon. Photo of Fanny LechevestrierRadio France, a journalist in the sports department.
12:33 pm Audience and runner safety. It cannot be repeated enough, but keep away from the rider. You may hit a bicycle, motorcycle or racing car. It can also put the rider on the bike at risk. The climb to L’Alpe-d’Huez is very narrow. This reminder is more than you need this Thursday.
12:25 pm Tadej Pogačar still has it at his feet. This is what Alexandre Pasteur, a commentator on the French Television of the Tour de France, thinks with Antonin Kermen’s microphone. “Pogačar has no choice. He will play it solo. You can see him attacking at the Col du Galibier. I’m sure he’s very aggressive.”
12:04 pm Follow the live runner’s signature. Each team will introduce a rider starting from Brinson at 1:05 pm.
11:36 am Finish line weather point. Météo France predicts that the scorching temperature at 1860 meters above sea level will be low for the finish at L’Alpe-d’Huez. It should be around 23 ° C around 6 pm.
11:20 am Start Village weather point. Météo France has announced a very beautiful day of this 12th stage of the Tour de France. This Thursday at Briancon, 28 ° C to 29 ° C was announced as the start of the runners.
11:05 am Departure of the caravan. almost every day, Tour de France promotional caravan It will start 2 hours before the start of the runner. You will find them on the side of the road for the distribution of gifts.
10:58. Tour de France, Briancon’s heavenly blessing? After finishing in Granon, the second day of the Tour de France in Hautes-Alpes with Briancon as the starting town. For Briancon, for Hautes-Alpes, as in 2017, it’s a global showcase. In addition, Briancon hosted the Lettuce Du Tour last Sunday, attended by 11,000 amateur cyclists who climbed the same stage as the pros. A special promotion for 3 days under the spotlight of the tour, but with a price: non-neutral investment, € 1.5 million, funded by local governments and departmental and regional agencies. But is it really valuable to the local economy? Report by Christoph Van Veen of France Blue Provence.
10:43 am Bike everywhere. The climb to L’Alpe-d’Huez is already on the highway! Thousands and thousands of bicycles are slowly invading the sectors of the Grand Ruth and Owazan massifs in Isere.
“Difficult, very difficult”
10:32 am The story of 70 years ago, the summit of Alpe d’Huez. On July 14, 2022 this year, the tour will stop at Alpe d’Huez four years after the last visit. There are 21 mythical turns, an electrical audience, and sometimes problems. A month ago, France’s Bruiseer dedicated the issue of “Grand Format” podcasts to this crazy climb, one of the most famous cycling climbs. “”Arriving at L’Alpe-d’Huez in 1952 is finally the first live TV image, so there is all this history that gives L’Alpe-d’Huez a sacred side. This is what tour journalist and commentator Alexandre Pasteur told us on France Television.
10:29. Meanwhile, it’s already up … Some have already rubbed their shoulders while climbing Alpe d’Huez under the scorching sun on Thursday, July 14.
10:26. Summer skier. There is no snow in the Alps anymore, but I have an idea. Better than following the route of a runner who is noticed and encouraged by thousands of spectators before the Tour de France passes;)
10:23 am Warm-up tower. Danes have already encouraged Jonas Vingegard to climb Alpe d’Huez.
At 10:08 am, the atmosphere will rise even at the Col du Galibier Pass. Runners are required to pass through this sector of Haute Maurienne between 1:30 pm and 2:00 pm. And if it’s like Wednesday, this stage on Thursday also promises to be a very festive on the road!
9:52. At L’Alpe-d’Huez, security is more important than atmosphere. The mayor of Huez, Jean-Yves Noirey, recognizes that the atmosphere is changing year by year. Thousands of people gathered on this legendary stage of the Tour de France needed to be accommodated a little more.
“Security was rewarded, but security destroyed the atmosphere of the times somewhat.”-Mayor of Huez, Jean Yves Noiray
9:35 am They are here and will come again. Runners who crossed the Col du Galibier on Wednesday in the Valoir-Briancon direction will follow the same route, but on the contrary this Thursday, they will climb the Col du Lautaret and down the Telegraph pass. Wake up very gently and accurately at the Telegraph Pass, where the campsite stays and awaits this second pass of the runners.
9:29. How does it circulate during the passage of the Tour de France? France Blue explains everything to you: closed roads, detours, restricted or forbidden parking lots, timetables and maps, don’t be surprised! All traffic information regarding the passage of Hautes-Alpes and Isere runners is as follows:
9:24 am The corner of Alpe d’Huez with the atmosphere already established the day before. On Wednesday, July 13, the spectators focused on the Cordu Granon or the Col du Galibier, while the other spectators had only 21 legendary turns in mind. Report by Antonin Carmen in the middle of campers, tents, barbecues, flags and banners.
9:13 am Return to the 11th stage. The stage of July 13, 2022 remains in the history of the Tour de France. This is a general classification change, a shoulder-changing yellow jersey. Explanation with Jean-Francois Bernard, a French blue consultant.
“It’s been many years since I saw this.”
9:00 am. Hello and welcome to this live. Continue on the 12th stage together between Briancon and Alpe d’Huez (165.1 km). It will also be a mountain stage that can still leave a mark on the general classification. The new yellow jersey, Jonas Vingegard (Jumbo Bissouma), seeks to maintain its position as a leader in the general classification. Meanwhile, Tadej Pogačar (UEA Emirates) seeks to regain control after the defeat on July 13.
Map of the 12th stage
Profile of this 12th stage with 3 major climbs
- KM 11.8-Le Monêtier-Les Bains (Intermediate Sprint)
- KM 33.2-Galibier Pass (2642 meters above sea level, 23 km at 5.1%, out of category)
- KM 110.6-Croix de Fell Pass (2067 meters above sea level, 29 km at 5.2%, out of category)
- KM 151.3-Rise of Alpe d’Huez (1850 meters above sea level, 13.8 km at 8.1%, out of category)