July 16, 2005
Stage 14 Profile
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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.
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