Tour de France & UCI World Championships
Stage 7 of the Tour de France 2019 is 230km from Belfort to Chalon-sur-Saône.
This is the official map of Stage 7, Tour de France 2019.
|Climbs||Col de Ferrière (Category 4)
Côte de Chassagne-Saint-Denis (Category 3)
Côte de Nans-sous-Sainte-Anne (Category 4)
The official Tour de France profile for Stage 7:
The peloton sets off from Belfort at 1120. The riders are expected to arrive at the finish at Chalon-sur-Saône between 1649 and 1720.
Stage 7 of the 2019 Tour de France is a long stage heading south west through the Doubs and the Jura départements.
The three small climbs are over and done with by 120km, leaving 110km of flat to the finish, perhaps into the wind. The intermediate sprint is towards the end of the route, at 196.5km.
It looks likely to be a battle between the sprinters' teams - including Deceuninck Quick-Step for Elia Viviani and Lotto Soudal for Caleb Ewan. It's also a chance for Dylan Groenewegen of Jumbo Visma, and I'm backing him for the stage win.
Stage 8 of the Tour de France 2019 is 200km from Macon to Saint-Etienne.
Read about Stage 8 of the 2019 Tour de France.
Belfort is a town between Lyon and Strasbourg (Wikipedia). It is on the Savoureuse river, and in the Belfort Gap - a gap between the Vosges and the Jura.
Belfort is a centre for heavy engineering, and is home to TGV manufacturer Alstom.
Chalon-sur-Saône is on the Saône river, and was once a busy port (Wikipedia). One of the main sights is Saint Vincent's Cathedral.