This sixth stage comes on the eve of the Tourmalet and the rather flat course should please the sptinteuses.
Barely in Albi, the runners leave the Tarn to go to Haute-Garonne in Blagnac. A breakaway may be on the horizon, but this sixth stage should be more suitable for sprinters. The bumps encountered during the 122.1km should in theory not bother the runners. The difficulties are short and largely affordable with the Cadène coast (2.5km at 4.5%), the Puycelsi coast (1.8km at 6%), the Clos Pourtié coast (2.8km at 4.8 %) and the Gayre coast (1km at 4.9%). There will also be an intermediate sprint in the hamlet of Rastel at kilometer 92.
It's the last day before the queen stage at the Tourmalet where the women's Tour de France will undoubtedly be played out. It is very likely that the favorites will stay for Saturday and drive today, without taking any risks. They must conserve their energy. The yellow jersey Lotte Kopecky (SD Worx) could therefore still keep her yellow jersey. She also has a very good team to keep him with her runner-up and teammate Demi Vollering. The girls of this formation will nevertheless have to run without Lorena Wiebes who is a formidable sprinter. She was not a runner at the start of the fifth stage because she fell ill. It's a real loss for the stage win.
Discover every evening at the end of each stage, the classification of the Tour de France women.
Here are the details and the profile of the eight stages of the Tour de France women with the big start planned in Clermont Ferrand and a big loop in the city.
Stage 7: Lannemezan - Tourmalet (90km)
Stage 8: Pau - Pau (time trial, 22 km)
Here is the official map of the Tour de France women which will start on July 23 with the Grand Départ in Clermont Ferrand. There will be 956 kilometers, three regions and 11 departments crossed. The map
The 2023 Women's Tour de France will make its big start on Sunday July 23, 2023 in Paris with a 1st stage disputed on the Champs-Elysées circuit before the arrival of the Men's Tour de France. It will end one week later, on July 30, 2023.
No parity between men and women for the Tour de France. A total of €250,000 will be awarded and put into play for the teams and riders, including €50,000 for the winner of the final individual general classification.
The Women's Tour de France will be broadcast exclusively and in full on the antennas of France Télévisions until 2025.