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

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Stage 17 - Thursday July 22: Bourg d'Oisans - Le Grand Bornand, 204.5 km

With a tighter vise grip than ever on the 2004 Tour de France, maillot jaune Lance Armstrong and his USPS-Berry Floor team will try to keep the lid on things on what is perhaps the most difficult stage on this year's Tour. With five categorized climbs on the program, including the Cat. 1 Glandon and HC Madeleine in the first 80km, then a Cat. 2 ascent of the Col de Tamie, the steep Cat. 1 Col de la Forclaz and a final ascent of the Cat. 1 Col de la Croix Fry before the 15 km descent to Le Grande-Bornand, Stage 17 is the last major mountain test of the Tour. Look for Jan Ullrich, Andreas Klöden and T-Mobile to attack to try to take back time on Basso and CSC and solidify their lead in the team GC.


Km 36: Col du Glandon, 27 km at 4.5%
Km 86: Col de la Madeleine, 19.5 at a 8%
Km 143.5: Col de Tamié, 9 km at 6%
Km 166.5: Col de la Forclaz, 8.5 km at 8%
Km 200.5: Col de la Croix-Fry, 12.5 km at 6.8%

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