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)
Official post-race summary for Stage 2 (July 2):
TBD letour - Stage 2 Summary.
Stage 2 Climbs
Times in TdF
Côte de Gurutze
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%
- 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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