I'm busily getting items packed for our big move across the pond next week. It hit me this afternoon that I'd not put our Stage 17 prediction online. Well here it is:
Stage 17: 5h 00' 10" (prediction)
Cyclists will compete in the Swiss Alps tomorrow. A great category-1 climb to the 1527-m (5010-ft) peak at Col de la Forclaz will tire cyclists. But they'll have to rejuvenate on the descent because the HC-climb to Finhaut-Emosson at elevation 1960 m (6430 ft) will challenge even the most elite cyclist.