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TOUR DE FRANCE | Les Pyrénées se dressent devant le peloton

France Bleu Saint-Étienne Loire mardi 22 juillet 2014 à 8:35

Vincenzo Nabali, confortable maillot jaune
Vincenzo Nabali, confortable maillot jaune © MaxPPP

Le peloton entame la dernière partie du Tour avec trois étapes redoutables dans les Pyrénées. Trois étapes durant lesquelles le Tour va se jouer. Nibali a toutes les cartes en main. Tout commence ce mardi avec la 16e étape.

Devant les coureurs ce n'est pas un mur qui se dresse, mais treize. Treize ascensions à effectuer dans les trois prochains jours. Les étapes pyrénéennes s'annoncent particulièrement compliquées pour le peloton avec, notamment, quatre cols hors catégorie au programme. Les noms de ces montagnes résument à eux seuls toute la légende de la Grande Boucle. Le Tourmalet, (jeudi), le col de Peyresourde et celui du Portillon (mercredi). Des cols mythiques où l'histoire du Tour s'est parfois écrite de la plus triste des manières. C'est dans la descente du Portet-d'Aspet - que les coureurs vont emprunter ce mardi - que Fabio Casartelli trouva la mort en 1995.

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