Let’s discover the Signal d’Uchon

The Tour de France hadn’t featured such a long stage since 21 years ago. 249.1km are on the menu of stage 7 from Vierzon to Le Creusot. The first 100km to Nevers, a famous town for the French bicycle industry with Look and Time, are pretty flat but the remaining of the race is a permanent up and down, notably in the Morvan national park. It’s very suitable for a breakaway from far out. It’ll also be interesting to see if GC contenders, particularly those who have already lost a significant amount of time to Tadej Pogacar in the Breton stages and the time trial (Ineos Grenadiers?) will try and use the climbs at the end to make it up. The unprecedented Signal d’Uchon is very much anticipated. It’s a 5.7km long climb with an average of 5.7% and gradients up to 18% with only 18km to go. It’s possibly the last chance for Wout van Aert to dethrone his arch-rival Mathieu van der Poel who expects a very difficult task on his way to Le Creusot.

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