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Le Tour de France Stage 11

10. July 2013 - 4 years, 2 months and 12 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 - 4 years, 2 months and 13 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 - 4 years, 2 months and 14 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 - 4 years, 2 months and 16 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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Le Tour de France Stage 6

04. July 2013 - 4 years, 2 months and 18 days ago

Stage 6 of the 100th Tour de France began in Aix-en-Provence and stretched 176.5 kilometers to the city of Montpellier. The course was flat, hot, and windy with the peloton's speed being pushed by team leader, Orica GreenEdge. The final sprint came down to Lotto Belisol's Andre Greipel and Cannondale Pro Cycling's Peter Sagan. In the end it was Andre with an ideal team lead-out who took the stage win.    “I told my team to wait as long as possible," Greipel explained to Cycling News. "We came to the front with about 2km to go and everyone could see that we had some horsepower. I’m really proud of the team today.” 

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