Alright, the Tour de France is in full swing now! Stage 3 wrapped up today and we'll be jumping into the race on Stage 4 with the riders tomorrow in Spin class. Of course this will be a condensed version, but I'll do my best to match the key points of the Tour's Stage 4 profile to tomorrows spin class. We'll be playing along this way all month so feel free to take a look at the Tour's profiles so you know what's coming up in class!
Here's the Stage 4 Description. Looks like you can expect some rolling hills in class tomorrow!
Stage 4 from Velonews.com
This stage is definitely not one for the sprinters. The start in Lorient is only 70km from the finish at Mûr-de-Bretagne, but the route of this fourth stage travels an extra 100km on a loop that takes in lot of short climbs through central Brittany before finishing atop the infamous hill at Mûr-de-Bretagne that the locals call Brittany’s L’Alpe d’Huez because so many fans line its slopes on race day. This finishing climb opens with a straight kilometer at a 10-percent grade, including two 15-percent pitches, and eases to 5.5 percent, then 2.4 percent for the final 500 meters