Dr. Maserati said:
I think Lance is going to attack from Km0 and stay away all day and win by 20 mins.... I really do.
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According to a news
article I read in a US newspaper you could be right. See below:
The first ascent will be Col d'Aspin (elevation 4,888 feet), about 30 miles into the stage. But the more difficult ascent crests at Col du Tourmalet (elevation 6,939 feet), the second hors categorie (the most difficult) climb in three days about 45 miles into the stage. It has been part of the Tour de France since the early 1900s, and it progresses 10.6 miles with an average grade of 7.4 percent.
The stage is ideal for a breakaway mountain specialist – or for Alberto Contador of Spain, Lance Armstrong of Austin, Texas
, or Santa Rosa's Levi Leipheimer.