Preview: What you need to know about stage 11 of the 2022 Tour de France

Our predictions for stage 11. A big old day of climbing with a tough uphill finish. One for the GC men?

by Jonny Long

Date: Wednesday July 13
Start: Albertville
Finish: Col du Granon
Distance: 149 km

Here we go then. The second-category hairpins up Lacets de Montvernier will get everyone settled in for what will be a huge day of climbing.

First up is the Col du Télégraphe (11.9 km at 7.1%) en route to the Galibier (17.7 km at 6.9%). We’re not done yet, though, as the peloton will tackle the first of two consecutive HC summit finishes. Today it’s the Col du Granon Serre Chevalier; 11.3 km long at an average gradient of 9.2%.

Who will win stage 11?

Will a breakaway survive? Will Tadej Pogačar launch a huge attack on the Galibier and solo to the finish line, extending his lead in the yellow jersey? Or, with Alpe d’Huez the day after, will the riders play it safe?

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