Tour de France – Step 10: Daily Data powered by Official Technology Partner Dimension Data

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July 15, 2015

Dimension Data technology is being used in one of the most prestigious races on the cycling calendar, Tour de France.

Discover some highlights and data from step 10 of the Tour de France, a 167 km race going from Tarbes to La Pierre-Saint-Martin.

Stage Highlights

  • It was Bastille Day and after a well-earned rest day in PAU, Le Tour travelled 167 km into the great Pyrénées, for the first mountain stage with an unprecedented finish.
  • A simple annihilation and demolition took place, as Chris Froom (SKY) and teammate Richie Porte (SKY) were simply unbelievable, as they dominated the stage.
  • With 15.2 km remaining at the start of the final mountain climb, the gap between the chasing peloton and the leading 2 riders stood at 2 min 29 seconds. The Movistar team moved to the front, setting an unbelievable pace to chase down and set up an attack for their leaders Quintana (MOV) and Valverde (MOV). The intense pace destroyed many riders’ chances…as the first mountain stage after the rest day. At 11.5 km to go, the leading rider was caught – a gap of 159 seconds closed in just 3.7 km illustrating just how fast the peloton closed the gap.
  • “Vroom” Froome (SKY) made his winning attack with just over 5 km to go, the pace was incredible. He also earned 50 more King of the Mountain points and the Maillot à Pois. On present form, he certainly looks on track to win his second Tour de France title.
  • Dutchman Robert Gesink (TLJ) also impressed with his great attack at approximately 10 km to go.
  • André Greipel regained the jersey from Peter Sagan as an interesting battle for the Green Jersey unfolds.

Day in data

  • 1314 m – the altitude the riders had to climb on yesterday’s stage – from the start at Tarbes (13th time stage town) at an altitude of 296 m, to the finish at La Pierre-Saint-Martin (1st time stage town) at 1610 m.
  • 10.8% – steepest gradient on the climb up Col de Soudet, part of the extremely demanding final 15.3 km climb towards the finish in the family-friendly ski resort of La Pierre-Saint-Martin.
  • 1342 m – depth of the immense underground chasm, beneath La-Pierre-Saint-Martin, one of the most impressive in the world and very well known to cavers and geologists.
  • 2005 – when the last time a Frenchman won a Tour de France Stage on Bastille Day, David Moncoutié won the stage exactly ten years ago, on the occasion of France’s national day.
  • 53 – the total number of Maillot à Pois points available, including 50 for the stage winner, for 1st place in the hors catégorie climb to the finish on the summit of La Pierre-Saint-Martin.
  • 15.3 km at 7.4% – distance and average gradient of the hors catégorie climb of La Pierre-Saint-Martin to the stage finish at km 167.
  • Distance and average gradients of the 3 category 4 climbs on the stage:
    – 1.4 km at 6.2% – climb of Côte de Bougarber at km 66
    – 1.7 km at 5.9% – climb of Côte de Vielleségure at km 90
    – 1.8 km at 6.3% – climb of Côte de Montory at km 134
  • 3 KOM points – earned by van Bilsen (COF) for winning all 3 category 4 climbs.
  • 22.44 km/h – the fastest up La Pierre-Saint-Martin, Chris Froome (SKY).
  • 33.06 km/h – speed of Intermediate sprint winner, Pierrick Fedrigo (BSE) at the checkpoint.
  • 64.67 km/h – top speed on the stage by André Greipel (LTS), Mark Cavendish (EQS), and John Degenkolb (TGA) at km 123.75.
  • 14’ 28” – the time gap between the first and last rider.
  • 183 – the number of riders who started the stage.
  • 1510.8 km – total distance the riders have travelled from Utrecht.

Overall Jersey Leaders

Maillot jaune | GBR | Chris Froome – SKY | 35h 56′ 09″
Maillot vert | GER | André Greipel – LTS | 225 points
Maillot blanc | COL | Nairo Alexander Quintana – MOV | 35h 59′ 18″
Maillot à pois | Chris Froome – SKY | 51 points

Stage Winner

GBR | Chris Froome | SKY

Stage time: 04h 22′ 07″
Average speed: 38.23 km/h
You can view Froome’s (SKY) speed profile, of his climb up La Pierre-Saint-Martin to win Stage 10 @letourdata. Click here

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