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STAGE TWO

When Sunday July 6

Where Auray-Saint Brieuc

How long 164.5km

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The Tour stays in Brittany for now with another fairly rolling stage but the last 70km are completely flat. The biggest climb of the day is third category, which could give a smaller team the chance to pick up a polka dot jersey. The last winner in Saint Brieuc was a young Filippo Pozzato who broke away in a late move to win from Francisco Mancebo in the final sprint in 2004.

STAGE FACTS

? This year’s average Tour stage is 164.9km long, with this stage coming in at 164.5km.

? This will be the 11th time a Tour stage has finished in St Brieuc. The first was way back in 1938.

? St Brieuc was the location for the 1995 Tour prologue in which Chris Boardman crashed in the pouring rain. Jacky Durand won (probably because his ride was dry).

? Britain?s Brian Robson won a stage in 1958 that started from St Brieuc.

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