The 192.6km route from Bourg d'Oisans to Saint-Etienne threw up a fascinating Stage 13 of the Tour de France as Mads Pedersen stormed to victory from a three-way sprint finish.
There was real drama earlier on in the day's racing too as Caleb Ewan and the entire Lotto-Soudal team crashed at a seemingly innocuous corner. Fortunately, the Australian and his team-mates were able to continue.
The peloton came in as one, Wout van Aert adding a few points to his commanding lead in the sprints competition and no-one was prepared to threaten Jonas Vingegaard's (Jumbo-Visma) commanding lead of 2'22" in the general classification.
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Stage 14 represents a breakaway-friendly day over the peaks of the Massif Central featuring four Cat. 3 tests ahead of the final Cat. 2 rise towards the airfield at Mende.
It was here, on the Cote de la Croix Neuve (or Montee Jalabert, to use its nickname), where Steve Cummings pickpocketed French duo Romain Bardet and Thibaut Pinot back in 2015 for a memorable win for MTN-Qhubeka on Mandela Day.
An average gradient of over 10% will make this an important day for the GC contenders, too.

'Oh no!' - Watch as Ewan and entire Lotto-Soudal team crash at corner

HOW CAN I WATCH THE TOUR DE FRANCE ON TV AND LIVESTREAM?

Each and every stage will be broadcast from the start line to the finish on Eurosport and GCN+, bookended by The Breakaway, presented by Orla Chennaoui and featuring regular contributions from pundits Robbie McEwen, Adam Blythe and Dan Lloyd.

WHEN IS STAGE 14?

Tune in from 11:00-16:45 BST on Saturday July 16 to watch Stage 14 of the Tour de France. Watch the action on Eurosport 1, with uninterrupted coverage on discovery+.

STAGE 14 PROFILE AND ROUTE MAP

Tour de France 2022 – Stage 14 route profile

Image credit: Eurosport

A breakaway-friendly day over the peaks of the Massif Central features four Cat. 3 tests ahead of the final Cat. 2 rise towards the airfield at Mende.
It was here, on the Cote de la Croix Neuve (or Montee Jalabert, to use its nickname), where Steve Cummings pickpocked French duo Romain Bardet and Thibaut Pinot back in 2015 for a memorable win for MTN-Qhubeka on Mandela Day.
An average gradient of over 10% will make this an important day for the GC contenders, too.
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