Surprise Arrival in Calais: V-10 Superb feat by the Belgian who consolidated his leadership and separated Roglic and Pogacar. buffet tomorrow
After the extraordinary affection that surrounded the Tour de France at the historic departure from Denmark and the day of rest to go to Lille, today we leave France with stage four: Dunkirk-Calais, kilo 172, departure at 13.15. Attention, it’s another crucial day, among other things anticipating the frightening phase of the pavé. We are in the north of France, again not far from the sea. We’re heading into West Flanders with a series of climbs and tears (six Category 4 GPMs, but the entire road isn’t breathing) that will turn this stage into a classic. Then the wind: eyes wide open. The 2001 tour began from Dunkirk, with a prologue that Frenchman Moreau won. At the finish line, rating bonuses: 10″, 6″ and 4″.
Wednesday Five-star day in the Arenberg Coal Mine District: Stage 5, Lille-Arenberg Port du Hainaut, 153km. There are 11 stone sectors totaling 19.4 kilometers in length, most of which are not found in the Queen of the Classics Trail. However, there are some traditional ones like Wandignies, Brillon, Sars et Rosieres and Wallers 6 km from the end, right in front of the Arenberg Forest (not traveled). When the Paris-Roubaix cobblestones cross the round, the teams and riders tremble. Let’s stay in 2014, the wonderful day of Vincenzo Nibali in the yellow jersey, when Messina’s Froome was forced into retirement and sent off the Contador: one of the sharks’ lavish performances. The last time the Pavé was used was in 2018: the finish line at Roubaix and the success of German Degenkolb.
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