When Friday July 11
How long 159km
IMPACT ON CLASSIFICATIONS
A very tough day with five categorised climbs alongside many smaller hills from start to finish. With no flat roads and a very twisty course it is going to be a very interesting stage as it is too easy for overall contenders to put time into each other and too tough a stage for a sprint finish. This means that there are plenty of opportunities for attacking riding with most breakaway riders putting in the killer move on the last climb of the day.
? Aurillac has hosted five stage finishes; the last was in 1985 when Eduardo Chozas won.
? The Tour has crossed the Pas De Peyrol seven times. The first was in 1959 and the last was 2004 when Richard Virenque won in St Flour
? On paper this is the toughest stage outside the two mountain ranges, with two second category climbs, two third category climbs and a fourth category climb.
? Two-time Tour winner Antonin Mayne was born near Aurillac.
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