Sunday, July 22, 7:20 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. ET
Stage 15 will be a second consecutive stage for the strong men. It’s even more likely than on stage 14 that a breakaway could attack from a long way out and manage to stay clear on the ascent of the Pic de Nore, which comes 40 kilometers from the finish. This is a difficult test (12.3 kilometers at an average of six percent) that will eliminate the specialist sprinters and favor fast finishers who can cope with the hills, in the mold of Sagan and Valverde. Depending on the number of riders who cross the summit together, the last 20 kilometers of descending false flats and valley riding could be very interesting. Groups that are on the attack will come together.
Check back after the race.