Tour De France Mountain Stages 2014
A breakdown by stage and climb
Anyone who follows cycling and PCF knows that we got our name from the place riders go within themselves during a tough ride. As a cyclist and triathlete, i created Pain Cave Fitness as a way for me to test training modalities on myself to see what worked and what did not during my entire season. I was eventually able to apply the lessons learned to other sports learned from the training for those other sports. My aim was to take the best parts of those training programs and find ways to use them in my overall training regimen.
Also, avid cyclists know that the month of July means the grandest of bike races, The Tour De France.
So to honor the roots of Pain Cave Fitness, i decided that a little breakdown of the climbing stages was a great way to share my view of the Tour to those that read what i have to say on such matters. Thank you for reading and i hope you enjoy.
Sunday’s race marked the first real climbs of this year’s Tour De France. The stage 9 from Gérardmer to Mulhouse is 170KM.
Stage 10-Mulhouse / La Planche des Belles Filles 161.5KM
Stage 11- Besançon / Oyonnax 187.5KM
Stage 12- Bourg-en-Bresse / Saint-Étienne 185.5KM
Stage 13- Saint-Étienne / Chamrousse 197.5KM
Stage 14-Grenoble / Risoul 177KM
Stage 16- Carcassonne / Bagnères-de-Luchon 237.5KM
Stage 17- Saint-Gaudens / Saint-Lary Pla d’Adet 124.5KM
Stage 18- Pau / Hautacam 145.5KM
Stage 21- Évry / Paris Champs-Élysées 137.5KM