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There’s something comforting about the the Tour de France. Every year the same rituals and routines, whether pre-race previews, the familiar stage towns, the peloton riding past sunflowers… and Mark Cavendish winning stages.

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Roads to Ride: The Signal d’Uchon

What’s the difference between a mountain and a hill? Geologists and cartographers might have their definitions and some say it’s just a question of semantics. Visit the Morvan, France’s smallest mountain range, and it does have that mountainous feel, there’s a sense of scale, severity and menace. When the Tour de France route was unveiled last year the Signal d’Uchon was one of the novelties presented and it will feature late on Stage 7. Let’s take a closer look…

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