Stage 2: Tour de France 2023 Bike Climb - PJAMM Cycling

0.02
FIETS
130.1 mi
DISTANCE
9,367 ft
GAINED
-0.24 %
AVG. GRADE

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INTRO

Climbs, cols, and côtes of Stage 2 (Hilly):
Côte d'Udana 4.7 km at 4.7%
Côte d'Aztiria 2.8 km at 5.8%
Côte d'Alkiza 4.4 km at 6%
Côte de Gurutze 2.5 km at 4.9%
Jaizkibel 8.1 km at 5.3% (toughest climb on Stage 2 - steepest 500 meters and mile)

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Climb 1, Côte d'Asnæs Indelukke: 6.3% average grade; 38% is at 0-5%, 53% is at 5-10%, and 9% is at 10-15%

Climb 2, Côte d'Høve Stræde: 5% average grade; 47% is at 0-5% and 53% is at 5-10%

Climb 3, Côte de Kårup Strandbakke: 4.9% (6.6% climb only); 24% is descent, 28% is at 0-5%, and 48% is at 5-10%. 
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2023 TOUR DE FRANCE STAGE 2:  Hilly

209 km (131 mi)  / 2855 m (9,367’)

Vitoria-Gasteiz > Saint-Sebastien (July 2)

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STANDINGS AFTER STAGE 1 (July 1)

Individual standings

Rider

Time

gap

Team

KOM Standing

Rider

KOM Points

Country

Team

KOM CORNER

Official post-race summary for Stage  2 (July 2):

TBD letour - Stage 2 Summary.

Stage 2 Climbs

Times in TdF

Category

Winner

Points

Côte d'Udana

1 (2023)

Côte d'Aztiria

1 (2023)

Côte d'Alkiza

1 (2023)

Côte de Gurutze

1 (2023)

Jaizkibel

3 (1977-2023)

STAGE 2 DETAILS AND STATISTICS

  • Location:  Basque Pyrenees 
  • Distance:  209 kilometers / 130 miles
  • Altitude Gained:  2,855 meters / 9,367’
  • Percentage Grade:
  • 53% (111km/69 mi)  flat or descent
  • 36% (76 km/47 mi) 0-5%
  • 11% (22 km/13.7 mi) 5-10%
  • Steepest:
  • 500 meters 9.7% / ¼ mile 9.7%  (Jaizkibel)
  • 1 Kilometer 8.9% / 1 mile 8.1% (Jaizkibel)
  • Highest Point on the Route:  699 meters (2,295’)
  • Lowest Point on the Route:  8 meters/ 26’

COMMENTS FROM RACE DIRECTOR CHRISTIAN PRUDHOMME - STAGE 2:

“Those familiar with the San Sebastián Classic will find themselves in familiar territory, especially when it comes to the eight-kilometre ascent of the Jaizkibel, which always plays a decisive role in the selection during that race. Beyond the summit, there’s a 20-odd kilometre drop into Saint-Sébastien.”  (Tour de France Stage 2). 

There are 5 categorized climbs on this stage although the first 40 kilometers is pure flat, followed by a brief but moderately steep ascent every 25 km.  The big test and finish will be Jaizkibel at 8 kilometers and 5.3% average grade.  Jaizikbel is well known in Spain as it is the decisive climb of the Clásica San Sebastián - it is actually featured twice during the race, but the second time up is near the end of the race.  The steepest 500 meters (9.7%) and kilometer (9%) are on Jaizkibel.

It has been 31 years since the tour began in Spain in 1992.  As with 1992, the first 3 stages were in Spain, all 3 beginning in San (aka Saint) Sebastian.  This year only Stage 2 ends, but does not begin, in San Sebastian.  This year's Stage 1 is at the other end of the spectrum from last year's start in Copenhagen which was 13 kilometers with only 43 meters of elevation versus 209 and 2,855 this year.

Top climb of Stage 2 - Jaizkibel - Letour - Stage 2

Jaizkibel - Featured in the Tour de France 3 times from 1977-2023

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