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Le Tour 2001

89th Tour de France - Grand Tour

France, July 6-28, 2002

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Stage 6 - Friday July 12: Fourges-les-Eaux - Alencon, 199.5 km

By Tim Maloney, European editor

Forges-les-Eaux is a tiny town in Normandy where the primary industry is a cheesy gambling casino. F-L-E hosted a stage finish in 1997, and after the start of Stage 6 at 12:29, Le Tour will head southwest across Normandy into the green, verdant countryside of La France Profonde. With the prevailing Channel wind now coming from the right, this could turn into one of those sleeper stages, run over mostly small departmental roads that looks flat but isn't, offering many chances to get away. Stage 6 may see a rare stage win by a French rider, perhaps by Jean Delatour's local boy Laurent Brochard, always in a hurry to have his mullet trimmed to perfection near home in Le Mans.


km    Location
0     Forges-Les-Eaux                                         Start
47    Les Andelys                                            Sprint
61    Côte Du Val D'any                                Cat. 4 climb
71.5  Côte De Saint-Vigor                              Cat. 4 climb
133.5 Saint-Sulpice-Sur-Risle                                Sprint
164.5 Courtomer                                              Sprint
199.5 Alencon                                                Finish

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