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91st Tour de France - July 3-25, 2004

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Stage 15 - Tuesday July 20: Valreas - Villard-de-Lans, 180.5 km

By Deena-Maree Faulkner

The 15th stage starts in Valréas, with a nine kilometre flat section, before the riders hit the difficult Col des Limouches that takes us into the Vercors region. The last 150 kilometres of this stage are very difficult, with a number of category climbs to contend with. The finish is at Côte, which is just above Villard de Lans, after the final three kilometre climb. The end of this stage is at the same place as in 1987 when Stephen Roche outwitted Jean-François Bernard.


Km 15: Côte d'Aleryrac, 3.4 km at 4.7%
Km 38: Côte du Puy-Saint-Martin, 3.9 km at 3%
Km 91.5: Col des Limouches, 10.7 km at 6.4%
Km 121: Col de l'Echarasson, 12 km at 7.4%
Km 137: Col de Carri, 6.2 km at 2.6%
Km 164: Côte de Chalimont, 10.3 km at 5.8%
Km 179: Villard-de-Lans (Côte 2000) Montée de 2.3 km at 6.6%

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