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Stage 9 - Sunday, July 13: Toulouse - Bagn.res de Bigorre,
This is where the Tour really begins as the roads head upwards into the high passes of the Pyrenees. Leaving the city of Toulouse, the course heads south and east over a number of small hills, until it reaches Luchon where the climbing really starts. The two first category Cols de Peyresourde and Aspin are not the toughest climbs of the Tour, but both are tough enough to punish anyone who isn't on top form.
Survival for Adam today. Nothing much besides that on the docket. Cover some moves at the beginning of the stage and then survive to the finish.
Big climbs today at the end of the stage today and Adam pushed hard at the front for the first 9 minutes on the Peyresourde, after that it's just making it to the finish.
6hours in the saddle, nearly 350 TSS and 5800kJ's.
Ouch, that's some serious Training Stress and a lot of pasta to eat in the evening!