The 14th stage of the Tour de France between Saint-Étienne (Loire) and Mende (Lozère) is 192.5 km long. On Saturday July 16, the peloton will have to provide a constant effort, on a course, very green and hilly. This is the 27th time that Saint-Étienne has hosted the big loop and the 6th time for Mende. This stage could bring back memories: it was on this course that Laurent Jalabert won the 12th stage of the Tour de France in 1995.
According to Christian Prudhomme, director of the Tour de France, on this stage “You never peak very high, but the efforts are incessant to rally Saint-Étienne to Mende. This expedition through the Loire, Haute-Loire and Lozère will encourage the most robust backpackers to take action. Then in the ascent of the Croix-Neuve ‘montée Jalabert’ leading to the aerodrome, it is certainly a double battle that is preparing: between the breakaways, and then within the group of favorites.” Discover all the details of the route and the timetables for the 14th stage below.
From the Loire to the Lozère, the road map for the 14th stage
The profile of this 14th stage with five major climbs
- KM 14.2 – Côte de Saint-Just-Malmont (833 meters above sea level, 7.7 km at 3.9%, category 3)
- KM 39.1 – Côte de Châtaignier (790 meters above sea level, 2.6 km at 7.3%, category 3)
- KM 50.7 – Yssingeaux (intermediate sprint)
- KM 135.3 – Côte de Grandrieu (1131 meters above sea level, 6.3 km at 4.1%, category 3)
- KM 162.1 – Côte de la Fage (1442 meters above sea level, 4.2 km at 6%, category 3)
- KM 191 – Côte de la Croix-Neuve (1055 meters above sea level, 3 km at 10.2%, category 2)
The timetables and road details for the passage of the 14th stage
- Departure from Saint-Étienne at 12:15 p.m.
- Expected arrival in Mende between 5:07 p.m. and 5:37 p.m.