July 11, 2014

We continue further south as the roads begin to turn up in Stage 8 after departing the quaint town of Tomblaine along the banks of La Meurthe.

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As you can see in the profile above there is flat terrain past the intermediate Sprint line, until the 134.5 km mark, when Col de la Croix des Moinats begins. It’s a 7.6 km climb with a 6% average grade.

Moinates

But it’s the next little ramp which may put some pain in rider’s some legs, at only 3 km in length Col de Grosse Pierre doesn’t sound difficult but riders will feel the long stretch of 16% grade.

Gross Pierre

And finally, there’s a 10.8% 1.8 km climb up to the finish line in Gérardmer La Mauselaine.

La Mauselaine

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