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Tour de France: profile, times, forecast and places to see for the 6th stage

2022-07-07T05:35:28.336Z

Everything you need to know about the race and its side effects with the sixth stage, in Belgium and Lorraine, which could allow a puncher to win.



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Profile of the stage: Binche-Longwy (219.9 km)

From heavy to menu with the longest stage of the 2022 edition in terms of mileage.

After the very trying cobblestones on Wednesday and the first five days during which the team members were very often called upon, the peloton could perhaps be tempted to relax the effort a little.

A day of (slight) decompression with a passage in Belgium in the first 70 kilometers which could smile at a breakaway.

Moreover, the profile of the course lends itself rather well to this configuration with about twenty kilometers quite hilly in the final.

The two hills, fourth (at 205 km) and especially third category (at 214 km) with a passage of 12% over 800 meters could lead to a first skimming in the ranks of the sprinters, for the benefit of the punchers of the group.

Behind,

you will have to swallow the Côte des Religieuses where the finish is located.

1.6 km at 5.8% which had smiled on Peter Sagan in 2020. Bis repeated Thursday for the Slovak?

Schedules:

The actual start is set at 12:35 p.m. and the estimated arrival at 5:29 p.m. with an average speed of 42 km/h.

The prognosis of... Jean-René Bernaudeau (TotalEnergies team manager)

“I can see a small breakaway after the cobblestone stage which has left its mark on the bodies, why not with a sprinter who could do well. Why not Peter Sagan or Edvald Boasson-Hagen (two riders from his team , Ed)?

(smile).

Can we consider a new issue of Wout Van Aert?

He is very strong, but he has shown himself a lot since the start of the lap... He will now have to support the weight of the race.

Not to be missed on the course:

The Tour de France makes a detour to Belgium and the town of Binche, famous for its carnival and its characters, the famous Gilles de Binche.

The French-speaking city of Wallonia is also known for its magnificent medieval walls and its Center for Lace and Crafts.

The stage will end in Longwy, in Meurthe-et-Moselle, a former center of the steel industry, sheltered behind remarkable ramparts.

Also worth visiting is the Museum of Enamels and Earthenware.

The museum of enamels and faience of Longwy.

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The specialty to get your teeth into:

While in Belgium, don't miss the doubles of Binche, these buckwheat pancakes filled with cheese that you will have to accompany with a small local beer, of course, the Binchoise for example, or a small sparkling wine well known in Wallonia, the Ruffus .

In the evening, a Lorraine hotpot (cabbages, potatoes, carrots, turnips, onions, bacon, smoked bacon, salt pork, small sausages to be cooked) is a must near Longwy.

If there's a little room left in your stomach, opt for the Étoile Vauban, the pastry made from pound cake filled with a delicious compote of apple and mirabelle plum mixed with honey.

A delight.

The expression of the day: "Pushing up your porridge"

Said of an opponent that we managed to crack and who ended up letting go, completely drained of his energy by the infernal pace imposed by a rival.

Example: “Did you see that?

On the climb to the Col du Cucheron, I managed to make him puke his porridge!”

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Source: lefigaro

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