Find out the schedule, favorites and how to watch on TV and live streaming for free the sixth stage Mulhouse-La Planche des Belles Filles of the Tour de France 2019
After five quite interlocutory stages (only the team time trial created a bit of selection), there is finally the first uphill finish of the Tour de France 2019. The sixth stage from Mulhouse to La Planche des Belles Filles will put the riders to the test: there are no less than seven grand prix of the mountain with the last seven kilometers with gradients that never drop below 8%.
Already in 2017 La Planche des Belles Filles was the protagonist of an uphill finish. To triumph was Fabio Aru, who showed everyone his climbing skills. The Sardinian cyclist is at the 2019 Tour de France, but is returning from a delicate injury that kept him away from racing for several months. He doesn't start among the favorites, but if the sensations will be good, he could attempt a sprint. Among the protagonists of stage six, however, will surely be Bernal, Sky's new phenomenon who arrived at the 2019 Tour de France with the intention of winning it. Today's course suits his characteristics perfectly and he could take advantage of it to create the first gaps in the classification.
The sixth stage of the 2019 Tour de France will be broadcast live on TV by Rai and Eurosport 1 (available on Sky's satellite). To watch the sixth stage Mulhouse-La Planche des Belles Filles on free-to-air TV, you need to tune in first to RaiSport+ HD and then to Rai 2. Fans can watch the 2019 Tour de France live streaming on RaiPlay or on Eurosport Player.
Tour de France 2019, stage six Mulhouse-La Planche des Belles Filles: start time and finish
The start of the sixth stage of the Tour de France 2019 from Mulhouse to La Planche des Belles Filles is set for 13:25, while the arrival at the summit is expected between 17:30 and 18:00.
Stage 6 Tour de France 2019 Mulhouse-La Planche des Belles Filles: the route
Seven grand prix of the mountain (three first category), more than three thousand meters of elevation gain and uphill finish. The sixth stage of the Tour de France 2019 will be the first real test to understand who are the favorites to win the Grande Boucle.
The start is in Mulhouse and after 20 kilometers the first ascent begins: Le Markstein, 10.8km with an average gradient of 5.4%. Once at the top, the route continues to climb for another kilometer to reach the Grand Ballon. After 67 kilometers, the third GPM of the day begins: Col du Hundsruck, 5.3 kilometers at 6.9%. At 70 kilometers from the finish line, the ascent towards the Ballon d'Assace begins, a long climb with an average gradient of 5.8%. Before reaching the grand finale, the cyclists will have to climb two more mountains: Col de Croix and Col de Chevres. Seven kilometers from the finish line begins La Planche des Belles Filles, one of the hardest climbs of this Tour de France. The average gradient is 8.7 percent, but with sections that exceed 20 percent.
Favorites of the sixth stage of the 2019 Tour de France
The stage favors breakaways from afar, and it could be a good opportunity for some escapees to reach the finish line solo. But it will be difficult. For the first uphill finish, the big boys don't want to disfigure themselves. The list of favorites for the sixth stage of the 2019 Tour de France is very long: Bernal, Geraint Thomas, Richie Porte, Nairo Quintana, Adam Yates, Fuglsang (who is recovering from the fall suffered at the beginning of the Tour), Bardet and Pinot. Vincenzo Nibali and Fabio Aru should also be kept an eye on. The two Italians arrived at the Tour de France without a specific goal: if the sensations will be positive they could even try an attack (in 2017 it was Aru to win on this arrival).
Where to watch the sixth stage of the 2019 Tour de France on TV
For the first real stage of the 2019 Tour de France, coverage will be total. Fans will be able to watch the sixth stage Mulhouse-La Planche des Belles Filles on TV on RaiSport+ HD, Rai 2 or Eurosport 1 (available on digital terrestrial). State TV will start the live broadcast at 12:00 on RaiSport+HD, and then continue from 14:00 on Rai 2.
How to watch the sixth Mulhouse-La Planche des Belles Filles stage of the 2019 Tour de France for free streaming on RaiPlay
For those who cannot follow the stage on TV, there is the possibility to watch Mulhouse-La Planche des Belles Filles live streaming on RaiPlay, the on-demand platform of State TV. To access RaiPlay you don't need to pay a monthly subscription, but you just need to be registered.
To follow the sixth stage of the Tour de France 2019 live streaming for free you need to launch RaiPlay, enter your credentials and press on Dirette. A list will open with all Rai channels and selecting RaiSport+ HD (until 14:00) or Rai 2 (from 14:00 onwards) will start streaming the 2019 Tour de France.
How to watch the sixth stage of the 2019 Tour de France live streaming on Eurosport Player
If you have a subscription to Eurosport Player you can follow the 2019 Tour de France live streaming on Eurosport's on demand service. To access, in addition to paying the monthly or annual subscription, you need to use a device supported by the platform: smartphone, tablet and computer. The Eurosport Player application can be downloaded from the Google Play Store or App Store.
To watch the sixth stage of the Tour de France 2019 live streaming you need to launch Eurosport Player, enter your credentials and click on the banner dedicated to the Grand Boucle on the homepage. In a few seconds the streaming of the sixth stage Mulhouse-La Planche des Belles Filles of the Tour de France 2019 will start.