9 Things You Should Know About the 2018 Tour de France Course

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The First Week’s Climbing Could Surprise
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The First Week’s Climbing Could Surprise

The threat of crosswinds and a team time trial promise to make the first week more exciting than usual. In addition, the race organizers have slid some extra climbing into the mix this year. There are ten climbs on the menu for stage 5, which finishes in Quimper. The following day, the stage includes two ascents of the steep Mûr de Bretagne, which last appeared in the Tour in 2015. This finish looks tailor-made for three-time World Champion Peter Sagan, who will be chasing the Green Jersey at this year’s Tour.

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