Stage 7 in the 2017 Tour de France leads from Troyes to Nuits Saint Georges. Yet, another one of those long stages. This time the stage is 214 kilometres long. (Slideshow route/profile)
Nuits Saint Georges and pro-cycling – the combination is less obvious than Nuits Saint Georges and wine. Especially red wine made from the Pinor Noir grape variety. Yet, sometimes a cycling peloton arrives in this wine walhalla in Burgundy. The last time was in 2011 when Matthew Goss sprinted to victory in Paris-Nice ahead of Heinrich Haussler and Denis Galimzyanov.
Chances are it will be up to the fast men in Tour de France’s stage 7. The route is mostly flat and is set to conclude with a final loop of 40 kilometres.
The first three riders on the line take time bonuses at 10, 6 and 4 seconds.