Carcassonne to Bagnères-de-Luchon

Stage 16 / Tuesday, July 24th

Riders will get a taste of the Pyrenees in the second half of the stage where all three major climbs average in the 7-8% grade range. Most GC riders should be able to mark, respond and keep pace with each other. With a non traditional stage looming and the potential for some prevailing tail wind a break or solo win is not out of the question. Teams looking for stage wins can attack and may not get much response from the GC teams. The descent into Bagnères-de-Luchon is technical but also extremely fast. Taking some risks here may result in a solo victory across the line. Get additional Data-Driven Coverage of the Tour on TrainingPeaks.

Stage Analysis

For this stage the peloton was modeled as a single entity using the typical pulling power exhibited by riders at the front of the main group. See how you would do on the famous climbs by zooming in and adjusting weight and power to match your numbers.