Lorient to Quimper

Stage 5 / Wednesday, July 11th

This stage is set up perfectly for the classic riders. It has a lot of punchy short climbs with some steeper sections. The road is very technical so some stage favorites may try to get in some early breaks where they will be difficult to track down by a slowed peloton. Statistically the best section of the course for an attack comes after the hairpin turn from Roz Brug to Kervanous at around 8 km to the finish. The road narrows significantly and the gradient kicks up over 9%. With this climb being about .75 km it will favor riders with big 2 min power and fast recovery ability. The remainder of the course continues on narrow technical roads with a series of steep rolling sections. If a single rider or small group does not escape on that section it will most likely come down to the last km of the race. The gradient kicks up to around 8 percent for around 400 meters before a sharp left turn and false flat uphill to the finish. Get additional Data-Driven Coverage of the Tour on TrainingPeaks.

Stage Analysis

The peloton was modeled as a single entity using the typical pulling power exhibited by riders at the front of the main group. See what you would ride this stage in on a solo ride by setting the power to 85% of your FTP on the Time Analysis Tool.