Stage 16

Tuesday July 19 2022 - Carcassonne to Foix - 179 km Hilly

One of the classic routes of the Tour is the finish in Foix taking on the two climbs of the Port de Lers and the Mur de Péguère before descending down to Foix on a day that is perfectly suited to the breakaway.

The first day in the Pyrenees could be a good moment for breakaway riders... provided that they’re well equipped to deal with the mountains, of course. To celebrate victory in Foix, the riders will first have to deal with the climb to the Port de Lers and then make their move on the Mur de Péguère. The 20 or so kilometres from the summit towards the administrative centre of the Ariège aren’t particularly testing.