On the eve of the second rest day, the riders have entered Bugey from the South, a stone’s throw from the Glandieu waterfall, before successively passing over the towns of Prémeyzel, Belley, Virieu-le-Grand, Artemare before tackling the brutal slopes of the Grand Colombier and Col de la Biche.
Riders had a lot to deal with at first the ascent of the Montée de la Selle de Fromentel and its terrible slopes at 22% above Virieu-le-Petit. They have descended to Les Bordèzes in Lochieu, then climbed the Col de la Biche from Brénaz. From the top of the difficult Col de la Biche, the Tour have gone down to the Rhône river valley in Corbonod, Anglefort and then Culoz, from where the final ascent have ridden the sumptuous hairpins of Le Grand Colombier located a few kilometres from the finish line summit.
46 minutes 31 seconds ! That’s the new record set by the stage winner Tadej Pogacar to get to the top (23.0 km/h average). He benefited from Wout Van Aert and other Jumbo Visma riders pace to get to the top that fast.
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Stage 15 #TDF2020 from the inside.#TDFunited pic.twitter.com/bWYwlZX9wj
Tour de France™ (@LeTour) September 13, 2020
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