Stage 9 – 153 km (95 miles) – Mountain
The mountainous program of the day starts with the discovery of the Col de la Hourcère which will immediately precede the climb to the Col de Soudet. For the seventh time since the beginning of the Tour, the riders will ride at an altitude of over 4500 feet. They will then battle it out on the extremely steep climb up to the Col de Marie Blanque before heading back down to Laruns. – Christian Prudhomme
Sunday’s stage nine is a 153km mountain stage between Pau and Laruns with two category 1 mountains, a tricky final descent and an 8km flat run to the finish line. Then comes Monday’s rest day and some anxiously awaited Covid-19 swab tests after vast crowds massed at the final summit Saturday.
From the TDF stronghold of Pau the peloton heads back up the mountains to Laruns.
COL DE LA HOURCERE AND COL DE SOUDET
COL DE MARIE BLANQUE