Stage 18 marked the ultimate Alpine race of this year's Tour de France, a strenuous 179.5-kilometer (111.5-mile) ride up to the Col d'Izoard. Jean-Claude Biver, TAG Heuer’s CEO landed Thursday morning in Briançon where he joined BMC Racing team manager Jim Ochowicz to embolden BMC Racing's rider.
Navigating through the stage in a car, Jim Ochowicz is decisive for BMC Racing’s riders as he communicates with them with radio.
Starting at an altitude of 1.170 meters in Briançon the finish line of Stage 18 at Col d’Izoard reaches an altitude of 2,360 meters, following a 14.1-kilometer ascent of the famed mountain.
Tactics and communication are key for the team to perform as bike requires a collective and coordinate effort to take advantage of every situation. Jim Ochowicz had to make sure along the way that the strategy to maximize the potential of the team he chose was efficient.
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French rider Warren Barguil triumphed of the Col d'Izoard climb, winning his second stage of the 104th Tour de France while Chris Froome successfully defended his overall race lead on Thursday.