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Le Tour de France Stage 12

11. July 2013 - 3 years, 10 months and 15 days ago

Stage 12 of the Tour de France began in the city of Fougeres and followed a long flat 218km route into Tours. The majority of the course featured flat wide roads, but two sharp turns greeted the peloton as they approached the final kilometers which caused a serious crash creating chaos before the final sprint. Marcel Kittel of Argos Shimano took the stage victory followed by Mark Cavendish and Peter Sagan. Today's SRM race file is from Astana's young Alexey Lutsenko who was a dynamic rider in the peloton in Stage 12. Alexey is the 2012 UCI U-23 Road Race World Champion.  

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Le Tour de France Stage 11

10. July 2013 - 3 years, 10 months and 16 days ago

Stage 11, the Individual Time Trial, at the Tour de France was relatively flat with a few rolling hills early on followed by several sharp turns and long flat sections leading to the finish. The 33 kilometer course, suited for TT specialists, began in Avranches and finished in front of Mont-Saint-Michel, a tidal island dominated by a monastery and abbey. Team Saxo Bank-Tinkoff invited the SRM team to ride along behind Italian cycling veteran, Matteo Tosatto. Below Matteo has shared his SRM files from the warm-up and race. Unfortunately, there was an error in Matteo's speed sensor causing speed data to not be included, but power, cadence, and heart rate from the day's effort is illustrated below.  

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Le Tour de France Stage 9

09. July 2013 - 3 years, 10 months and 17 days ago

Stage 9 of the Tour de France was a classic Pyrenean course featuring five steep mountain passes over 168.5 kilometers. Garmin's Dan Martin took the stage win in 4:43:03. Chris Froome of Team Sky had a challenging day in the yellow jersey riding in front of his teammates for much of the stage with Movistar Team riders. “It was one of the hardest days I’ve ever had on a bike but I’m happy to still be in the yellow jersey,” Froome tod Cycling News. “Credit is due to the Movistar team who really did a good race and put me under pressure. It was hard to be alone there.” 

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SRM at l'Etape du Tour

08. July 2013 - 3 years, 10 months and 18 days ago

On Sunday July 7th nearly 12,000 cyclists from around the world gathered in Annecy, France to ride a 130 kilometer stage to be featured in this years Tour de France. The course provides over 3,600 meters of climbing and the final Semnoz climb is 11km at 8.3% grade, the most challenging climb of the entire 2013 Tour de France. 

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Le Tour de France Stage 7

06. July 2013 - 3 years, 10 months and 20 days ago

Stage 7 of the Tour de France was 205.5km from Montpellier to Albi featuring 4 climbs with over 2,300 meters total altitude gain. Team RadioShack Leopard Trek pushed hard throughout the stage with Jens Voigt early in the front followed by Jan Bakelant in the second half of the race. In the end Cannondale Pro Cycling's Peter Sagan won the sprint for his first stage win in the 100th Tour de France. 

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