Sunday July 13th, 2014

Stage 9Gérardmer / Mulhouse

Start 13h20 (Local time)

Riders, don't be surprised by kilometre 120 of today's stage.

See you12.07.2014Stage 9- Gérardmer / Mulhouse

Riders, don't be surprised by kilometre 120 of today's stage.

You might have an impression of déjà vu in stage 10 when you actually ride past the same spot again. The ski resort of Markstein, at an altitude of 1,183 metres, once hosted World Cup ski races. It has now become a cycling stronghold and will mark the summit of a 14-kms first category ascent, one of the harder ones in a stage of long rather than gruelling climbs. The Markstein is overlooked by the Grand Ballon, that the peloton will tackle the next day, riding through the village again in the opposite direction.  

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