Tour de France & UCI World Championships
Stage 8 of the Tour de France 2019 is a hilly stage of 200km from Mâcon to Saint-Etienne.
This is the official map of Stage 8, Tour de France 2019.
|Climbs||Col de la Croix Montmain (Category 2)
Col de la Croix de Thel (Category 2)
Col de la Croix Paquet (Category 2)
Côte d'Affoux (Category 3)
Côte de la Croix de Part (Category 2)
Côte d'Aveize (Category 2)
Côte de la Jaillère (Category 3) (Bonus point)
The official Tour de France profile for Stage 8:
The peloton sets off from Mâcon at 1210. The riders are expected to arrive at the finish at Saint-Etienne between 1712 and 1744.
On stage 8 of the 2019 Tour de France, the race heads south from Mâcon to the wine-producing Beaujolais region for an early intermediate sprint (33km).
Further south, the riders reach the eastern edge of the Massif Central, and tackle seven climbs, including two in the Monts du Lyonnais, just west of Lyon.
The final climb, the Côte de la Jaillère (Category 3), also has bonus seconds attached to it.
The winner will be the fastest finisher in the front group. That could be a breakaway, or it might be a GC group. I'm going to guess at Adam Yates.
Mâcon is a city of 34,000 people on the river Saône. It was inhabited by Celts then Romans.
It has a Cathedral, and it's at the heart of a wine-producing area.
Saint-Etienne is a city of 500,000 people in the Massif Central.
Mavic make bicycle wheels in Saint-Etienne.