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July 16, 2005

Stage 14 Profile

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An easy start to the day, and a legbreaking finish, as the Tour hits the Pyrenees.

It's the 2nd uphill finish of 3 in this year's Tour, and the finish features a 1-2 punch: The hors categorie Port de Pailhères, and the 1st Category Ax-3 Domaines. Getting to the first big climb, there are 3 4th Category climbs and a 3rd Category.

From Port de Pailhères, at 2,001 meters, riders will fly down a steep 20 kilometer descent, then hit 9.5 kilometers up to the day's finish line.

We'll see if any of the early GC contenders can ride themselves back into this race, and whether Michael Rasmussen has a legitimate chance at challenging for the overall race title.

Jersey Update:

Lance Armstrong

Thor Hushovd

Michael Rasmussen

Yaroslav Popovych

Posted by Frank Steele on July 16, 2005 in Stage profiles | Permalink

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